Caleb carries the Commonwealth Baton

7 February 2018

Caleb was just nine years old when he was diagnosed with aggressive brain cancer in 2015. He needed to undergo major surgery to remove the tumour followed by radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

Recovery from surgery was incredibly challenging for Caleb. He was left extremely weak on the right side of his body and needed to learn to walk again.  

But last week, something exciting happened. Caleb’s family, along with friends and the local community, cheered him on as he walked through Kempsey as a baton bearer for the Gold Coast 2018 Queen's Baton Relay.

After facing the devastation of a cancer diagnosis, Caleb’s mum, Suzanne, never imagined that she would see her son take part in this once in a lifetime event:

“Caleb is such an amazing kid. After everything he’s been through his hard work and determination paid off and he carried the baton with immense pride.”

Read more of Caleb's story

Sydney Children's Hospitals Foundation raises funds for Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick , The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Bear Cottage, the Newborn and Paediatric Emergency Transport Service (NETS NSW) and Kids Research