Harrison Steele

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Why we’re doing Jeans for Genes

We’ve signed up to Jeans for Genes to raise money for Children’s Medical Research Institute and help save more kids’ lives. Can you help by sharing this message with the people you know and asking them to donate too?

Here's just one story explaining why this cause is so important:

Harrison was a healthy, active child, until one day out of the blue, “He wasn’t quite right, and then the next day he just stopped walking, and we knew something was very wrong,” said his father, Adam.

Doctors found something wrong with his blood, and when his parents were told it could be leukaemia “everything stopped.” As terrifying as that word was for them to hear, it got worse as Harrison’s case was unique, and it took many DNA tests to determine he had acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). They were lucky to get the right treatment after the right diagnosis, but it could have gone very differently if that work had not been done.

“Medical research is so important to get any answers for any genetic condition,” said his mum, Naomi. “For Harrison, the research done prior to him getting sick is what helped save our son. Research needs to continue so the next child diagnosed with a rare form of AML or any cancer—it can help them.”

We care about the 1 in 20 Aussie kids who face a birth defect or genetic disease, like cancer. Most people don’t know that cancer is caused by changes in genes—but almost everyone will be touched by it. So, the research we support today may one day help someone we know, someone in our family.

There’s lots of work to do, but there is also lots of hope.

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Our Impact

So far this year we helped provide...

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For every $55 raised, one hour of research is funded

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Amy L Green Bear

What an amazing cause and how well Harrison has done.

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Natalia Martin

well done :)

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Melissa Evans

A little legend and a legendary cause x

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Alison Wood

What a great cause! Awesome work team! Sending love and support ❤️❤️❤️

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The Harwoods

A great cause to support, thanks for sharing your story Harrison, from Lucie and Ashton Harwood (from HB daycare)

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Sherelle Palummo

Great work guys!!

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Terry Ng

A great and meaningful initiative. Well done.

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Naomi Steele

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Grant James

Awesome work

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Sal Robson

All the best for achieving all your goals! You can do this!

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Timothy Gaedtke

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Adam Mills

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Liz Burfitt

Go Harrison! What a story and what a fighter! All our love, The Burfitts - Sophia’s family (2022 face of Jeans for Genes and fellow cancer fighter/ survivor)

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Ayesha And William

You mighty warrior Harrison! Hoping our contribution helps other children to have the same outcome as you 💕

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Isaac Kim

What a champion and what a great cause. Well done on the victory Harrison!

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