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Good news has come for little leukaemia fighter Stehan and his family! Stehan has been responding exceptionally well to treatment, meaning hopes are very high:


Cape Town, South Africa (12 June 2024) — Great news has come for little leukaemia fighter, Stehan!

Stehan has had a positive response to the rigorous treatment he has been undergoing so far, and as such the start date for the #6KforStehan fundraising campaign has been moved up!

In case you missed our first story on the little leukaemia fighter, Stehan is a 6-year-old boy from Dana Bay who first battled neuroblastoma two years ago. Despite ups and downs in his very young life (he was diagnosed with leukaemia in April) he now faces an intense battle for survival.

But his positive response to treatment thus far has brought great relief to his family; pouring hope into this chapter of his story.

Stehan’s parents share, “We are just over a month into Stehan’s treatments, and our little fighter is still going strong. He may have lost his beautiful blonde hair, but his witty sense of humour and contagious smile remain.”

In fact, Stehan is said to be responding exceptionally well to treatment, and the extensive medication and bone marrow transplant may happen sooner than expected.

Inspired by his progress, Ronél Steyn and Cupcakes of Hope have decided to dust off their running shoes and start the #6KforStehan campaign earlier than planned.

Ronél, who has worked tirelessly to help children fight cancer, is working closely with Stehan’s family and organisations to organise a large, virtual fundraiser in South Africa and Europe with the goal of rallying thousands of participants for the little boy’s survival (the medication he needs, is his only hope as Cupcakes of Hope explain).

Originally, #6kforStehan was pencilled in for 24 July (to coincide with the 2024 Olympic Games), but now it is already in action.

But there’s still time to be a champion of this cause! Participate in your 6K or 6000 seconds of activity—be it running, swimming, or dancing. You can also make a direct donation if you prefer.

Donations to support Stehan’s treatment can be made via Stehen’s dedicated fundraiser page on the Cupcakes of Hope website here.

For more information, visit Cupcakesofhope.org or email Signup@cupcakesofhope.org.

Sources: Tamryn Latief
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Ashleigh's favourite stories have always seen the hidden hero (without the cape) come to the rescue. As a journalist, her labour of love is finding those everyday heroes and spotlighting their spark - especially those empowering women, social upliftment movers, sustainability shakers and creatives with hearts of gold. When she's not working on a story, she's dedicated to her canvas or appreciating Mother Nature.

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