Katie Maling Wellness Project
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The Katie Maling ‘love and life’ Wellness Project As many of you coming to this page already know, Katie Maling (nee Price) and her family, are valiantly and lovingly facing the challenge of their lives. Katie is a young mother of two beautiful ... More ...

The Katie Maling ‘love and life’ Wellness Project

As many of you coming to this page already know, Katie Maling (nee Price) and her family, are valiantly and lovingly facing the challenge of their lives.

Katie is a young mother of two beautiful boys and a devoted wife to her husband, Jesse.

She is also an artist, creative individual and a well-known and respected primary school teacher who has given 13 years of passionate and committed service to public education.

In late May, just days before the birth of her second child, Katie was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer (there is no Stage 5)

Willow was born with an emergency C-Section and is a healthy and adorable addition to the family, joining big brother Jarrah.

After the birth, Katie began her treatment as soon as was possible. A week or two into the chemo, subsequent scans revealed that the breast cancer had spread to  Katie’s bones.

This was enormous, and for a time, devastating news. It changed the whole nature and frame of Katie’s treatment and how she was approaching and responding to her cancer diagnosis.

She and Jesse had to find new ways to process this and the treatment, as language transitioned from ‘curable to ‘treatable’; from ‘living through’ to ‘living with’.

For those of you who know Katie, either as a friend or teacher of your children, then you will know the amazing reserve of energy, determination and sheer courage she possesses.

This is what she is living with and from now; a deep resolve to meet each day as it comes, to move through her rigorous treatment, to live her life fully, love her family and mother her two boys.

She is receiving all the love and support that is being made available to her.

There has been significant progress and heartening results from the treatment so far, but there is more to traverse.

To continue to support the Maling clan on this journey we need YOUR HELP.

Four months since diagnosis, the initial weekly chemo is making way for 2 upcoming surgeries, then radiotherapy followed by reconstructive surgery and ongoing allied and complimentary treatments.

As the chemo is coming to completion, for now, it’s vital to sustain Katie’s immunity so she can meet the next stage of her treatment, healing and wellbeing.

NOW is the time to more fully bring in the complimentary and allied health care modalities- acupuncture, gentle body work, massage, meditation, daily juicing, an array of mineral and vitamin supplements, organic and alkaline dietary changes, the energy producing yoga, meditation and counseling requires an abundance of time, energy, commitment, love and understanding. All of the time, in every moment.

Keeping the family life going and their world ‘on track’ is exhilarating and at times, extremely taxing.

To get this far there has been immense support from family, friends, neighbors and professionals.

To meet the demands and expenses of this next phase of treatment, it is now time to open up the web of community love and support.

The Katie Maling Wellness Project

We are on FB/FundRazr and open for as much love, support, donations and contributions that you, our community, can provide.

At Katie’s School, members of the school community are in the midst of planning a mega fundraising event. If you would like to directly support them in supporting Katie and her family they are looking for-

  • Volunteers
  • Auction goods such as vouchers, prizes, experiences or gifts that might be suitable
  • Entertainers for the event

Contributions to Katie’s Wellness Fund will go directly to cover her ongoing treatment and living expenses, creating valuable time for her and her family to live simply and fully amongst all they are navigating.

Your contributions can be made through FundRazr (however the Malings incur fees, so please feel free to add 7% to your donation if you can) or directly to

The account details are: 

Account Name: Katie SImone Maling

BSB 032067

Account Number: 507830

Bank: Westpac

Thanks everyone.

This page is here for us to show our love and support for Katie and her family and to stay up to date on fundraising details and Katie’s journey of living and loving, healing and recovery.

 From Katie and Jesse,

“They say it takes a village to raise a child and as we raise our kids and live amongst such big challenges, we are deeply grateful that we live in such a village that has met us in the heart of all that life has brought us.

Thanks for your support and love! Stay tuned for updates, pics and news. Kisses on your cheeks and sunshine on your face”



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