Maddison and Molly Croft celebrating Molly’s appointment to the NSW Youth Advisory Council.
SHE was the fighter who stole our hearts at the 2019 Members’ Dinner and now she’s set to be one of the leading voices of our future.
14-year-old Molly Croft from Dubbo has today been chosen to be one of just 12 young people to join the NSW Government’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC) after over 600 applications.
Molly’s story is a familiar one to Stadium Australia Members and followers. Diagnosed at the age of 12 with a high grade osteosarcoma – otherwise known as bone cancer – Molly was given a 40 to 60 per cent survival rate.
The treatment was intense: Molly had most of her lower right leg, her knee and part of her thigh bone removed and underwent aggressive chemotherapy for more than 30 weeks.
Fast forward to today and we are thrilled to say that Molly is 15 months cancer-free post treatment!
Over the past year Molly has become a voice for young regional Australians forced to leave home to undergo medical treatment, and has raised $186,925 for Ronald McDonald House Westmead through her fundraising campaign Molly’s Mission.
And now she will play an important role in advising the NSW Government on issues that are relevant to young people across the state.
Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services, Gareth Ward, has said he is really looking forward to working with the remarkable young people of the YAC over the next 12 months.
Congratulations Molly you superstar! On behalf of Stadium Australia Members and fans, we could not be prouder of you.
A night to remember . . . Molly Croft presented with a NSW Blues jersey by Origin star Kezie Apps at the 2019 Members’ Dinner.