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Hi Everyone! So in August, my little brother Liam was diagnosed with Leukemia. My family is based in Mackay but unfortunately the treatment Liam needs is only available in Brisbane so my Mum, Liam and little sis Alexis are living in Brisbane ... More ...

Hi Everyone!

So in August, my little brother Liam was diagnosed with Leukemia. My family is based in Mackay but unfortunately the treatment Liam needs is only available in Brisbane so my Mum, Liam and little sis Alexis are living in Brisbane within a Leukemia village. My Dad had to stay in Mackay to keep working to continue bringing money home, as Mum can’t work at the moment. Right now, they are managing to get by and trudging along as the days come, however earlier in the year my parents were approved to buy a land and house package and have been saving as much as they could to start paying the fees as the house is built. As we are not Australians we don’t get any help from the government when it comes to medication. We are very lucky to have Medicare which does help in the treatments, but we still have to come up with a fair amount as the treatments continue, which means all the money they have saved for the house will slowly be spent. My parent have been looking into becoming permanent residents and have it on paperwork as citizenship is very timely and very expensive, but it seems permanent residency is just as expensive and timely, and not a sure thing if they apply. They are locked into this house and have worked so hard for it, I don’t want to see them struggle financially down the track when it all gets too much so I am asking for your help! I want to try and raise $5000 for them so they can get the residency in Australia which will minimize the cost of treatments and medication for Liam tremendously meaning they won’t struggle so much when it comes to building and continuing life in Mackay. Any money that is not used for that reason will be donated back to the charities who have been amazing in our time of need, including Red Kite, Camp Quality, The Leukemia Foundation, Clem Jones Leukemia Village and The Starlight Foundation.

Thank you all so much! It means so much to us all!

 

ALSO PLEASE NOTE: I am not telling my parent I am doing this as they hate asking for help and would not let me do this, but they have worked way too hard to be put in financial trouble now. Please share this through private messages and not on Facebook feeds so it can be a surprise for them :)

THANK YOU!

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