“KAF really helped me so much in making new friends and it was my first holiday away from my family post treatment,” Deni Atkinson.
Declared cancer free, Deni is now a volunteer mentor and gives back to the KAF that once supported her. In year 10 Ms Atkinson was diagnosed with a benign but invasive brain tumour, Craniopharyngioma.
“It came as quite a shock, usually kids who have that show a lot of symptoms,” she said, “The only reason we picked it up is that I stopped growing and so I did an MRI”.
In 2014 Ms Atkinson travelled to Jacksonville in Florida for a new Proton Therapy and was declared cancer free.
Ms Atkinson is studying nutrition at Curtin University and is now a volunteer mentor for the Kyle Andrews foundation.
“It really helped me so much in making new friends and it was my first holiday away from my family post treatment.”Deni Atkinson