This week, we are helping a couple from Regent’s Park, in Queensland, Australia.
The husband is a retired truck driver who has just been diagnosed with a very aggressive, incurable cancer. He is in hospital at the moment having chemotherapy to help control the spread, but doctors say he may have a matter of months. His wife and children are obviously devastated and have been by his side in hospital ever since.
The hope is that after his treatment he will be well enough to go home and spend a lot more time with his family. So, we have arranged for the couple to have a weekend away together in Brisbane, not too far from home. Rydges South Bank has very kindly donated accommodation and a very generous individual, Kara Glenn-Worth, heard about what we are doing and offered to donate a $150 voucher for dinner at the amazing Stonehouse restaurant, just nearby.
We would also like to be able to give the couple a new bed (theirs is very old and not very suitable for him), to make the husband's time at home more comfortable - which is what we need your help with this week.
We receive a lot of requests for help from people affected by cancer. What this lovely couple are going through is sadly very common. We know 52 Lives can’t help everyone, but for those people that we are able to help, we hope we can make their lives just that little bit happier - even if it’s just a brief moment of joy during a very difficult time.