Iulia became a Solving Kids' Cancer UK ambassador after being involved with the charity when her 3-week-old daughter, Odile was diagnosed with low-risk neuroblastoma in 2019. Our charity supported Iulia and her husband in those scary and difficult early weeks and months when the family had to face a great deal of uncertainty and difficult decision-making around their daughters health.
In the summer of 2020, with Odile doing really well, Iulia signed up as an ambassador. Iulia is dedicated to supporting the charity to enable us to reach more families from the point of diagnosis. This is largely inspired by her family's experience of a lack of information available about low-risk neuroblastoma and conflicting opinions around treatment for children with this risk staging.
Iulia works for Google, who have a strong commitment to volunteering and supporting the charity sector. Within her role she introduced the charity to the incredible EMEA Business Strategy & Operations team who supported us with weekly, focussed meetings to help determine how best we could utilise their skills. The team and other Google volunteers came together to support us with two in person strategy days, where we focussed on three key challenging areas of our work.
Iulia is a true force of nature and passionate champion of our charity.