#chance4charli

$20,746 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 156 people in 21 days
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.

32494336_1535450693517220_r.jpeg
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.

32494336_1535450739252780_r.jpeg
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.
32494336_1535451718881814_r.jpeg
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.
32494336_1535451563227469_r.jpeg
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.

32494336_1535451805503077_r.jpeg
+ Read More

$20,746 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 156 people in 21 days
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
   Connect
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
$20
Adam Brown
8 mins ago
$796
Anonymous
18 hours ago
$50
Marie Jones
20 hours ago
AS
$100
Annie Sutherland
22 hours ago
SH
$25
sonia hasted
1 day ago
TB
$10
Todd Bone
1 day ago
MW
$20
Mara Whitfield
1 day ago
AM
$10
Amanda Mendham
1 day ago
LZ
$20
Lani Zanatta
1 day ago
$10
Amanda Holden
3 days ago
or
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.