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Go green for brain child!

Supporting Brainchild Foundation

Brainchild Foundation

Brainchild Foundation "Reaching for our Stars" Appeal

I am normally a pretty private person, but I believe I need to tell my story to raise awareness for this very special cause that is now so close to my heart.

About three and a half weeks ago one of my four year old twin boys was diagnosed with a brain tumour, these were the most frightening words I have ever heard.

We went straight to the QLD Children’s Hospital in Brisbane and four days later my little man underwent brain surgery.

The tumour had started to affect so much of his little body. It was growing on his cerebellum and had started to impact on his balance, coordination, movements and speech.

After surgery Kye spent a night in ICU. He did not need assistance to eat and drink after his surgery and his speech rapidly improved. The massive surgery further impacted his mobility in the short term, two weeks after the surgery he started to walk with assistance. Three weeks on and he is walking independently but with caution. He still has a way to go with his walking but he is getting stronger by the day and will have Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy to assist in his recovery. 

The majority of Kye’s tumour was removed but not all of it as the remainder was very close to his brain. Fortunately his tumour was low grade and at this stage no further treatment is required however it will need to be monitored closely and we will be praying for it to stay as it is. Kye will have a lifetime of monitoring and regular MRIs for years to come.

Throughout all of this he has been amazing, he never once complained, not even when he constantly fell over and probably didn’t know why he was all of a sudden falling over, he didn’t complain when his speech began deteriorating to a point where he had to speak extremely slowly to be understood. He is one brave, amazing little boy who should not have had to encounter this in his life time. 

I would like to thank everyone who has supported me and my family in this very difficult time, your support has been amazing beyond words and there are too many people to list, but you guys know who you are, from visiting us in times of uncertainty, to cooking us meals, providing money, giving toys and other goods/food, offering to help, arranging for my house to have a massive clean, looking after our animals, bringing Blake to see us, texting and calling, it is truly appreciated. Also the neurosurgeon and oncologist were amazing, I knew my little man was in the best possible hands. The Children's Cancer Council were amazing in putting Scott up in their accommodation while we were in Brisbane so he too could come to be with Kye daily. 

To show my appreciation to the amazing medical team that treated my child and to assist in research to provide greater medical achievements for future children I am going to invite you and your work colleagues to wear green (Kye's favourite colour) on the 30 June 2020. All donations will go to the Brain Child Foundation

Remember, all donations are tax deductible!

I would  also like to encourage you to do some fun activities with your colleagues on this day as well! eg raffles, bake sale etc

Please share your photos with me! 

I would be very grateful for you to share the link to this CrowdRaiser page to your friends and family. The more people who can help the better!

Thank you for reading and supporting.

Sharnee xxx


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Ends on 07/07/2020 at 5:00 PM

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