With his seemingly boundless energy and ready grin, three-year-old Adam Stillitano looks like any little boy his age - running, spinning and generally being mischievous.

But the discerning eyes of a mother know better.

Annita Foti notices that her son doesn't run as fast as his peers, he tires sooner and struggles to keep up. A few months ago, the toddler was in hospital and too weak to get up, let alone play.

Adam was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in August last year. "The program he is on means he will continue to receive chemo treatment until November 2014," Ms Foti said.

Ms Foti and her family will be among hundreds of West Australians who will shine lanterns of hope at the Leukaemia Foundation's Light the Night walk that starts at 5.30pm tommorow outside the Perth Cultural Centre and aims to raise $200,000 towards finding a cure for leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

The West Australian

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