A Brave heart battling Ewing Sarcoma: The inspiring journey of Hayley Carmen Jackson


Meet Hayley Carmen Jackson, a vibrant 15-year-old who, despite her young age, is facing a tough battle against Ewing Sarcoma.

Diagnosed on 17 October 2023, after experiencing pain in her left hip, Hayley has been courageously enduring bi-weekly chemotherapy sessions, completing 7 out of 14 rounds to date. Ewing Sarcoma, a ruthless cancer that often targets children and young adults, has thrown her into a challenging journey of strength and resilience.

Photo: Christy Winslow

The news shattered Hayley’s family, leaving them speechless and in tears. Now, as she approaches a lifesaving operation in April to remove the tumour and repair her pelvis by using part of her tibia, the financial burden is overwhelming. They’re in desperate need of funds to make this crucial operation possible. Hayley’s surgery will be done in Cape Town and she will need to stay in Cape Town for the duration of the surgery and recovery, this has a massive financial impact on her family.

Your support, whether big or small, can make a significant impact. Every donation brings them one step closer to securing the treatment she needs.

Hayley is not just a fighter; she’s a talented artist, an avid reader, a passionate baker and a fearless long boarder. She loves life and her 8-year-old little sister, Ashley.

In the face of adversity, Hayley is taking each day at a time, drawing strength from the love and support around her.

A Back-a-Buddy Fundraising Page has been created to support Hayley’s journey. Please consider making a contribution or sharing her story to help spread the word. Together, we can make a difference in her fight against Ewing Sarcoma.

Hayley’s journey is being shared on this Facebook Page too (Page ID 243374315522299)


Let’s show Hayley she’s not alone!