Growing up in Dubbo, Molly was your ordinary sporty, happy-go-lucky, 11-year-old girl. Following in her big sister, Maddison's, footsteps, she played representative netball, hockey and basketball. Living in country New South Wales, sport is a way of life, and Molly was kicking some amazing sporting goals.
But during a trip Sydney to play netball, her leg was sore, her shin was hurting, and as the days went on it was obvious something wasn't right.
On Molly’s twelfth birthday, it wasn't with her friends in her home town of Dubbo. She was hours away, in Sydney, and doctors from The Children’s Hospital Westmead were preparing to begin treatment for osteosarcoma: bone cancer.
Over more than 10 months, she underwent surgery, and a total of 30 weeks of chemotherapy. During that time, Molly and her family had to make a new home, at Ronald McDonald House Westmead.
Throughout the journey, the Croft family stayed close to Molly, supporting her, and also receiving support from the other families at the House, who understand how challenging a serious illness or injury can be.
On the 9th of April, 2019, Molly had her last round of chemo, meaning her treatment protocol is done. More importantly, it means that Molly and her family are heading home to Dubbo.
Molly and her family want to help raise funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities Greater Western Sydney and Pay it Forward to help families just like theirs.
Your support means that other families like hers can also stay together during some of the toughest times imaginable.
To donate, go to https://rmhcgws.org.au/molly