After the tragedy of losing a parent to cancer, Sean Dondas turned his grief into helping the next generation of kids in the same circumstance, earning him the title of ACT Young Australian of the Year.
Since age 14, Mr Dondas had been a part of Canteen, a charity dedicated to supporting kids who had a loved one struggling with cancer.
After Mr Dondas' mother, Saluna, was diagnosed with terminal cervical cancer and later passed away, he found Canteen his main support network.
"When mum passed away in 2009 from cervical cancer after years of chemotherapy, radiotherapy and finally entering palliative care, Canteen had always been there for me," he said.
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