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The Project’s Carrie Bickmore breaks down in sobs as Kate Langbroek describes son’s leukemia battle

On Tuesday’s episode of The Project, hosts Carrie Bickmore and Kate Langbroek were brought to tears after presenting a segment on a child with cancer. 

Carrie, 40, openly sobbed, covering her face, after discussing three-year-old Melbourne boy Oli, who is suffering from stage 4 Neuroblastoma. 

You will will do anything for your kids, won’t you,’ Carrie said, becoming tearful. 

Tears: On Tuesday’s episode of The Project, hosts Carrie Bickmore (left) and Kate Langbroek (right) were brought to tears after presenting a segment on a child with cancer

Kate, 55, then recounted her battle with her own son, Lewis, 17, who was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2009. 

‘Childhood cancers are particularly difficult. My son was diagnosed with [leukaemia] – you remember, Carrie, and I remember when we were first in hospital, and I saw the other little bald children, all I saw was the baldness.

‘And then after we had spent time there and my own son was bald, I learnt to see the child and once you see the child, you will do anything to help the child. It’s very powerful,’ she said. 

Hard: Kate, 55, then recounted her battle with her own son, Lewis, 17, who was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2009.  Carrie reached for Kate's hand during the exchange, both women clinging to one another and fighting tears

Hard: Kate, 55, then recounted her battle with her own son, Lewis, 17, who was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2009.  Carrie reached for Kate’s hand during the exchange, both women clinging to one another and fighting tears

Break down: 'If you want to help Oli, you can head to our website,' Carrie said, before losing control of her emotions. Carrie gasped out a sob, saying 'sorry' before fully breaking down, tears streaming down her face. Pictured with Waleed Aly

Break down: ‘If you want to help Oli, you can head to our website,’ Carrie said, before losing control of her emotions. Carrie gasped out a sob, saying ‘sorry’ before fully breaking down, tears streaming down her face. Pictured with Waleed Aly

Carrie reached for Kate’s hand during the exchange, both women clinging to one another and fighting tears. 

 ‘If you want to help Oli, you can head to our website,’ Carrie said, before losing control of her emotions.

As the show went to an ad break, Carrie gasped out a sob, saying ‘sorry’ before fully breaking down, tears streaming down her face. 

Help needed: Three-year-old Melbourne boy Oli, is suffering from stage 4 Neuroblastoma. Pictured with his family

Help needed: Three-year-old Melbourne boy Oli, is suffering from stage 4 Neuroblastoma. Pictured with his family 

Funds: Oli and his family and desperate to raise funds to take him to the United States to undergo a clinical trial, and are asking for donations via Go Fund Me

Funds: Oli and his family and desperate to raise funds to take him to the United States to undergo a clinical trial, and are asking for donations via Go Fund Me

Oli and his family and desperate to raise funds to take him to the United States to undergo a clinical trial, and are asking for donations via Go Fund Me. 

Both Carrie and Kate have been touched by cancer, with Carrie losing her husband Greg Lange to brain cancer in December 2010. 

He was first diagnosed at age, 25, when Carrie was just 22 years old, and died ten years later, at just 35. 

Better: Six years after Lewis was given the all-clear - Kate shared a photo to Instagram of Lewis  (pictured) getting his annual check-up at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne

Better: Six years after Lewis was given the all-clear – Kate shared a photo to Instagram of Lewis  (pictured) getting his annual check-up at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne 

Kate wrote at the time: 'I am aware of how fortunate we are that Lewis has returned, in these early, unforgettable days of 2020, over six foot tall, with hair on his head a'plenty, and old enough to sign his own pathology form'

 Kate wrote at the time: ‘I am aware of how fortunate we are that Lewis has returned, in these early, unforgettable days of 2020, over six foot tall, with hair on his head a’plenty, and old enough to sign his own pathology form’

Not knowing what the future would hold for them, the couple had their first child together, Oliver, now 13, in 2007.

Carrie admitted becoming parents it was ‘probably the greatest thing we ever did together.’  

Carrie continued Greg’s legacy by starting her own charity, Carrie’s Beanies for Brain Cancer, and has now raised more than $16 million for research and awareness. 

Loss: Carrie lost her husband Greg Lange (right) to brain cancer in December 2010. He was first diagnosed at age, 25, when Carrie was just 22 years old, and died ten years later, at just 35

 Loss: Carrie lost her husband Greg Lange (right) to brain cancer in December 2010. He was first diagnosed at age, 25, when Carrie was just 22 years old, and died ten years later, at just 35

Tragic: Not knowing what the future would hold for them, the couple had their first child together, Oliver, now 13, in 2007. Oliver is pictured with Greg as a toddler

Tragic: Not knowing what the future would hold for them, the couple had their first child together, Oliver, now 13, in 2007. Oliver is pictured with Greg as a toddler 

Last year – six years after Lewis was given the all-clear – Kate shared a photo to Instagram of Lewis getting his annual check-up at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne

Diagnosed at the age of six, Lewis battled leukaemia for three and a half years before reaching full recovery in 2013. 

Kate wrote at the time: ‘I am aware of how fortunate we are that Lewis has returned, in these early, unforgettable days of 2020, over six foot tall, with hair on his head a’plenty, and old enough to sign his own pathology form’. 

Legacy: Carrie continued Greg's legacy by starting her own charity, Carrie's Beanies for Brain Cancer, and has now raised more than $16 million for research and awareness

Legacy: Carrie continued Greg’s legacy by starting her own charity, Carrie’s Beanies for Brain Cancer, and has now raised more than $16 million for research and awareness

 

 


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