Iffrah & Wania's Story
When her sister, now 11, was diagnosed with leukaemia two years ago, Iffrah and her family moved from Pakistan to Australia. Since then, young Wania has been in hospital and the family has never travelled outside of Perth. So when the opportunity came for a short escape to the Ronald McDonald Family Retreat in Bunbury, WA, it represented so much more than a weekend away.
“Wania didn’t have much strength, but she wanted to do absolutely everything while we were away,” says 23-year-old Iffrah. “It was an opportunity for her to just be a normal child for once, to do things normal kids do.”
“That weekend was very special. It is nothing short of amazing that places like that exist for families like ours.”