Give cancer the FLICK

Please help us to help the Sheehans.

Our friend Brendan has advanced metastatic skin cancer.

The cancer was initially diagnosed in his lung, back and axillary lymph nodes, but now is attacking his central nervous system through nerves in the spinal cord.

He has bravely battled five  surgeries, extensive radiation and several rounds of chemotherapy.
These treatments had helped stabilise the cancer on some occasions, but were unable to eradicate the disease.
The extensive radiation to his arm left him with lymphedema and palsy, resulting in the loss of movement and control.
His condition is weakening, and his ability to walk or even hold himself upright is rapidly declining.

A promising new opportunity of immunotherapy has become available but the Sheehans have to fund this themselves.  

While immunotherapy treatment for melanoma skin cancer is funded by the government, his type of skin cancer - squamous cell - is not. The treatment will cost the family in excess of $100,000.

A bit about Brendan:
He is a father to Ally, and has been married to Julie-Anne 39 years this December.
Brendan was awarded a life membership award from Hockey Victoria due to his contribution and volunteerism over the past 40 years. 
He is also a current board and life member at his local hockey club.
Brendan has continued to contribute to the club over the last 6 years, throughout his initial cancer diagnosis.
Even now with diminished mobility, is working on grant applications, new pitch design plans, and pavilion refurbishment.

We are hoping you can play a small part in supporting the Sheehans, and a man who gives so much to others, to give cancer the flick in 2019.

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  • MELISSA DAMNICS 
    • $175 
    • 12 d
  • Andrew Crowley 
    • $120 
    • 14 d
  • MELISSA DAMNICS 
    • $50 
    • 17 d
  • MELISSA DAMNICS 
    • $75 
    • 21 d
  • MELISSA DAMNICS 
    • $215 
    • 1 mo
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Fundraising team: Sheehans' Saviours (5)

Cathy Sage 
Organizer
Raised $3,750 from 20 donations
Melbourne, VIC
Julie-anne Sheehan 
Beneficiary
Ally Sheehan 
Team member
Raised $768 from 21 donations
Bren Lovell 
Team member
Raised $250 from 1 donation
This team raised $16,455 from 74 other donations.
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