Highly successful singing star Delta Goodrem had just released her first album, which debuted at number one on the Australian charts, when she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Her whole world collapsed around her.
At only 18, she put her career on hold while she underwent months of chemotherapy and radiation treatment at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney before making a full recovery. She has since gone on to international fame as a singer-songwriter and coach on Nine Network’s The Voice.
While undergoing treatment for blood cancers most patients’ immune systems become suppressed. To minimise the risk of infection, St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney is building a new state-of-the-art Haematology and Bone Marrow Transplant Ward with 24 single protective isolation rooms. The Foundation aims to raise $6.2 million for the Ward, which will also be a research base to evaluate new diagnostic tools, advance therapies such as stem cell transplants, and perform clinical cancer trials.
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