Adem Crosby started Team Adem in February 2011 shortly after he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukaemia at the age of 17. Adem was an inspirational young man, whose battle with leukaemia has touched the hearts of many people. Even though suffering great adversity, he used his illness and experiences to inspire and help others. As Adem’s condition declined, his desire to make a difference certainly didn’t. Sadly Adem passed away in May 2013, but his wish to help others lives on through the charity he started –Team Adem.
Since 2011, Team Adem has grown to become an established and respected Sunshine Coast charity and is making a profound difference to many lives. Team Adem continues to help and support organisations that care for patients, families and seriously ill children affected by a cancer diagnosis
Team Adem’s most significant achievement however, is its ever-growing blood donation community, which is making a lifesaving difference to over 1200 Australian lives every month. Having received over 350 blood product transfusions himself, it was Adem’s wish for the Team Adem Blood Donation Community to grow and help thousands of lives each and every year.
Team Adem is a registered not-for-profit charity and DGR approved and is run by a dedicated team, headed by the Crosby family.