Ruby D'Rozario
Amount Raised
Fundraising Goal $12,000.00

My Message

Leukaemia is traumatic, scary, something that will haunt me forever! This is only a small portion of my story. The reason being I hardly remember what happened after my relapse, you’ll understand why when you continue reading. I had two life-threatening experiences with cancer, one journey started in November 2017 and the second started in April 2019. Many rounds of chemo and two transplants were extremely hard and the effects of cancer last forever. Both transplants I received were two very different experiences for me. My first transplant was from my little brother hugh, a sibling donor. On March 6th 2018 I was admitted to commence intensive chemotherapy to kill off all the cells in my marrow before getting the new stem cells from my brother. I was in an isolation room for 23 days, then I needed to stay near the hospital for a further month. My body was building up the new cells, with the hope that no leukaemia cancer cells wouldn’t return. After 4 months I felt strong enough to return to normal living and be a healthy teenager. Around my 16th birthday, 13 months post my first transplant, I relapsed. The second transplant I received was from an anonymous donor, it was cord stem blood which comes from the umbilical cord of a new born baby. It was definitely traumatic to get through and not as easy as the first one. From full body radiation, to lesions on the brain, mucositis and a serious cases of gvhd (rashes, swelling, stomach issues etc) which resulted in need on many steroids which then had many other severe side effects. As a result of all the side effects I ended my second transplant very underweight. I spent 100 days in isolation during that second transplant. The effects last forever, because of the many rounds of toxic chemo, full body radiation and having had steroids, the never ending side effects like others who experienced what I have all live our lives still struggling with something. For me I struggle with remembering things due to the lesions on my brain. At time many things became a complete and utter blur. Even today I can’t manage a full day without fatiguing. I it extremely scary that I can be living a moment of my life and not remember what happened. The effects of cancer last forever, there are haunting memories, fear and struggles that linger and pop up from time to time. Myself and other kids in remission face struggles with schooling, getting back into proper life and engaging with friends because we have been isolated and living in a little bubble.
Event Date
Sep 30, 2022 5:00 PM
Location Name
At Home

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My Supporters (50)

Belle left a message
Oct 5, 2022 7:42 PM
Keep up the amazing work Rubz. Proud of you xx
Belle Size donated $103.00
Oct 5, 2022 7:41 PM
Maria Mifsud donated $250.00
Oct 5, 2022 12:00 PM
Janelle left a message
Oct 2, 2022 8:41 PM
We’ll done Ruby
Janelle Williams donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 2, 2022 8:39 PM
Fabiola Walls donated $150.00
Sep 28, 2022 2:49 PM
Kate Fish donated $103.00
Sep 25, 2022 8:49 AM
Leanne Clarke donated $53.00
Sep 24, 2022 11:11 PM
Tanja left a message
Sep 24, 2022 5:10 PM
An inspirational young lady. Love you Ruby :smiling_face_with_3_hearts:
Tanja & Glen Daws donated $103.00
Sep 24, 2022 5:09 PM
Tina left a message
Sep 24, 2022 4:46 PM
Awesome stuff Rubz!!! :heart: Xoxo
Tina Griffin-Hunt donated $53.00
Sep 24, 2022 4:45 PM
Tanya Edgerton donated $200.00
Sep 24, 2022 9:49 AM
Moate’s left a message
Sep 23, 2022 9:32 AM
Love your work Ruby :two_hearts:
Leonie Moate donated $200.00
Sep 23, 2022 9:31 AM
Lisa left a message
Sep 18, 2022 11:19 AM
Keep up the great work Ruby xxx
Lisa Gamble donated $103.00
Sep 18, 2022 11:17 AM
Alexia Dimitra Zafiriou left a message
Sep 17, 2022 11:22 PM
Rise and grind times 2
Alexia Dimitra Zafiriou donated $53.00
Sep 17, 2022 11:20 PM
Alan + Jules Gilbert donated $200.00
Sep 17, 2022 8:57 AM
Adrian Lam donated $30.00
Sep 11, 2022 5:26 PM
Parker-Fisher left a message
Sep 9, 2022 12:59 PM
Love your work Ruby
Mark Parker donated $300.00
Sep 9, 2022 12:58 PM
Bernie left a message
Sep 7, 2022 9:57 PM
All the best, Ruby. You are wonderful.
Bernie Negus donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 7, 2022 9:56 PM
Leslie Parker donated $200.00
Sep 7, 2022 11:58 AM
Marina left a message
Sep 7, 2022 9:53 AM
Sorry we will miss this years event . I’m sure it will be a success ! Love to you Ruby . Joe , Marina , Connor and Emma xxx
Marina and Joe Farrugia donated $200.00
Sep 7, 2022 9:51 AM
Fifi left a message
Sep 6, 2022 6:46 PM
Have a lovely night Ruby I hope to make it on the night. In the meantime keep being amazing in everything you do :two_hearts:
Felicity n John left a message
Sep 6, 2022 6:37 PM
We love you Ruby. Xx.
Fiona Love donated $103.00
Sep 6, 2022 6:37 PM
Felicity n John left a message
Sep 6, 2022 6:37 PM
We love you Ruby. Xx.
Felicity D’Rozario donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 6, 2022 6:36 PM
Carmel Parker left a message
Sep 3, 2022 3:00 PM
Hope it’s a good night. I love you Nan xx
Carmel Parker donated $500.00
Sep 3, 2022 2:59 PM
The Do Family donated $53.00
Sep 2, 2022 10:51 PM
Robin left a message
Sep 2, 2022 9:29 PM
Ruby your courage is inspirational, and I will always support you in every way
Privacy Requested donated $2,000.00
Sep 2, 2022 9:25 PM
Sidonia left a message
Sep 2, 2022 8:56 PM
Good luck Ruby in reaching your goal
Sidonia Gamble donated $103.00
Sep 2, 2022 8:55 PM
Lana Atkinson donated $50.00
Aug 18, 2022 6:52 PM
Emma Farrugia donated $20.00
Aug 15, 2022 9:31 PM
Sarah left a message
Aug 15, 2022 7:36 PM
Ruby- you are amazing , and you look fantastic in those photos but even better now :smiling_face_with_3_hearts:. From the Black family
Sarah Toole donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 15, 2022 7:35 PM
Ella de Graaf-Clark left a message
Aug 15, 2022 6:52 PM
Ruby you are an inspiration. Such a wonderful cause and an incredibly touching story :white_heart:
THE-LOWDOWN Group donated $53.00
Aug 15, 2022 3:36 PM
Laura Sheridan left a message
Aug 15, 2022 3:33 PM
Sending lots of love and light for this special cause :heart_eyes:
Laura Sheridan donated $53.00
Aug 15, 2022 3:31 PM
Nikki McCarthy Hicks donated $103.00
Aug 15, 2022 1:58 PM
Leukaemia Foundation left a message
Aug 15, 2022 12:38 PM
Hello Ruby, welcome to Light the Night 2022. Thank you for joining us to stand together, show support, raise money, and share hope. Your help and support will ensure the Leukaemia Foundation can be there for patients and their loved ones through every scary, uncertain moment that follows a blood cancer diagnosis. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out on 1800 500 088, we'll support you every step as you fundraise.