The most terrible news of all, was the loss of my friend's beautiful and very courageous son Harvey, aged just 3 years and 10 months after a very long and brave fight against a brain tumour on 8 June 2013. Harvey's story is not mine to tell, you can read about Harvey - The Cureageous Lion here:
|A grey and cloudy day, transformed into blue sky as we went the duck pond to send lion coloured|
balloons to Harvey in Heaven
As his family comes to terms with life without Harvey and his cuddles, no more chemo, needles and scans to endure, I reflect on what a small place Perth, Western Australia is. Where the "six degrees of separation" is more like three degrees. My cousin's beautiful young daughter Olivia lost her long and brave battle with a brain tumour in December 2010. Olivia spent too many heart wrenching days on ward 3B, the children's Cancer ward at Princess Margaret hospital in Perth. Harvey began the battle for his life in January 2011 and also spent far too many days on 3B. In February 2011, my friend's cousin and her family lost their precious son Elliot to a brain tumour. Elliot and his family were also, all too familiar with ward 3B. Three young children in three short months, within my circle, connected to a ward with not enough beds, not enough equipment. A ward that needs more when we would all like it to be completely unnecessary. These children should have met at playgrounds, schools, maybe a trip to the zoo. They should not have been sharing facilities on a kid's cancer ward. Tragically there are many more of these kid's cancer wards all over the world.
|Fly free with the other tiny angels.|
We all need to join forces, raise awareness and join the fight to stop childhood cancer. Support research to halt this terrible disease and to help those suffering now and in the future. Support Harvey's family in their efforts: http://harveythecourageouslion.blogspot.com.au/2013/07/harveys-cureageous-pride.html. Elliot's family founded The Telethon Adventurers...take a look at the amazing things they have done: http://www.theadventurers.com.au/.
|Cast a warm glow over your family forever more|
Wherever you are in the world, make a difference. Donate what you can, say a prayer, give a hug. Make the world a brighter place, heaven has enough tiny angels.