Dubbo teenager Molly Croft’s impressive commitment to raising funds and awareness for children with cancer has led to a role with the NSW Youth Advisory Council. As part of a team of 12 people, chosen from 600 applicants, she will help advise the NSW Government on issues of importance to young people.
“Being a voice for young people is an honour,” said Molly of the advocacy involved. “If someone doesn’t have a voice, and can’t stand up, I want to help them.”
When diagnosed with a rare and aggressive bone cancer, osteosarcoma, two years ago Molly was treated at the Cancer Centre for Children, but after multiple operations and a gruelling chemotherapy regime, she is now free of cancer and continues to improve.
During this difficult journey she decided to help others and raised over $180,000 for Ronald McDonald House, $30,000 for the Cancer Centre for Children, fundraised for Bandaged Bear at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and the Fight Cancer Foundation of Australia, and raised awareness by speaking on the podcast ‘Let’s talk about sarcoma’.
At just fourteen years of age, Molly’s diverse experiences make her a worthy addition to the influential team helping to shape youth-related policies and legislation.
Congratulations to Molly on this remarkable achievement.