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Raised by 727 people in 6 months
Our names are Kas and Tony, we are the parents of a beautiful girl named Charli. We were going to set up this gofundme page ourselves but our daughter wanted to share HER story in HER words. So here it is.

My name is Charli Berghauser, I'm 9yrs old, and I have a 11mm x 9mm Pineal Cystic Tumor. It's right in the middle of my brain.
In October 2017 I had the worst headache EVER. My mum knew something wasn't right. I had blood tests and a MRI done. That's when we found out I have an extra something in my brain.

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I'm quite good when it comes to pain, I can handle it cause I'm tough. Sometimes I can't and I tell my mum. But I dont like her to worry all the time.
I have days off school when my head hurts too much, and when I'm having one of my moods. I have them alot.
I have head pain nearly every day, even panadol doesnt make it go away.
I've had my eyes checked because alot of the time everything is blurry. They said my eyes are fine, but they can't see what I see.
I get cranky alot too.
Sometimes it's because no one understands me and sometimes I dont even know until my mum has to calm me down.

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Since finding out about my Cystic Tumor, I havent been aloud to do what I love.
All the doctors said that I was "fine", BUT IM NOT.. They wouldn't let me play on a jumping castle or a trampoline or even let me play Rugby (which I have been playing since I was 5).
Since finding out, my mum has done alot of research and sent all my medical stuff to DR CHARLIE TEO, she said he is the BEST neurosurgeon in Australia and has operated on over 100 people with the same thing I have.

On the 23rd of August 2018, after 10months, plenty of appointments and 4 MRI's, I got to meet DR TEO, and I was shy. I'm never shy, but he is famous. I didnt know how to feel. I couldnt even speak.
DR TEO explained to mum, dad and me why I have these "symptoms".
-I have a Pineal Cystic Tumor its very clear to see it is blocking the Cerebrospinal Fluid in my brain.
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This is why I get confused/cranky, have blurry vision, have lots of headaches and why I have weird sleep patterns.

He wants to do surgery on my brain to take it out, I'm scared about it but I want it out because I dont want to get as bad as my mums cousin Sarah. -She has one too, shes really bad but she gets her surgery soon. 

The best part of my appointment with DR TEO , he said I can play footy after my surgery. He wants me to be a kid, but I know my limits, I know I still have to be careful. I get to play, I'm so excited.
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The not so good part is, I really need this surgery and its going to cost alot of money. My mum and dad is going to need alot of help. It's going to cost $100,000.
Can you help them raise money for my surgery please.

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Charli had her surgery today, waiting in ICU to go to the ward.
1 symptom has gone, time will tell on the rest, she has no blurry vision.

Only pain she has is from surgery itself

will update when we know more

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR HELPING MAKE THIS HAPPEN.

my girl, I love you, Always and Forever
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G R E A T N E W S

Its done !!! Its here !!! We've made it !!!

YOU helped make this happen, each and every one of you. To all the donators, gift givers, the love and supporters, THANK YOU. You got us to our goal, you got us to $100,000 in 5 months.
We've had some private donations come through in the last week which has got us over the line.
We also send out a MASSIVE THANKS to Men Of League Foundation for their help.

Yes that's correct, WE HAVE A SURGERY DATE.... 18th February....

Our family thank you all. We wouldn't have been able to do it without you.


gofundme will remain open until after the surgery so we can update you all.

all my love to everyone
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hi everyone.
we only have $35,000 to raise.
really appreciate all the donations, love and support.
we have a surge event happening tonight between 6.30pm - 8.30pm QLD time. if you could all find it in your hearts to donate a little or alot tonight to help us get to our marker, it would get charli her much needed surgery.
thank you all once again, we really couldn't have got this far without you
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We have 61k in the bank so that means

ONLY 39K TO GO

PLEASE KEEP SHARING AND DONATE WHAT YOU CAN.

Charli is hoping to have surgery mid January, before school starts back next year.
Thank you all so much for your donations, love and support through this difficult time.
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