Updated 17 September 2019

Leukaemia survivor stories

Read these inspiring stories of people who have dealt with and survived leukaemia.

Read these inspiring stories of people who have dealt with and survived leukaemia:

After a relaxing six week holiday touring New Zealand with his wife and two young sons, 36 year-old Shaun Watts returned to South Africa feeling rather tired. Read Shaun's story here.

 It was by pure chance that Roxine van der Merwe found out she had Chronic Myelogenous Leukaemia (CML). Today she is living a completely normal life. Read Roxine's story here.



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