Kieran’s Cancer Fight

10 years ago my dear friends Mark and Kris Clothier had to go through the toughest experience of their life.  They have 3 children.   Their youngest son  Dustin, who was 21 months old was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma and Leighs disease.   Due to terminal illness they lost that battle and lost their youngest son.  

It came as a shock to hear that my beautiful friends have to once again face another Cancer with their second son  Kieran. My family and I have known this family since we met them on the first day of kindergarten because my son Matthew was in the same class as Kieran.  What's difficult to imagine is how this can happen again to a family who has already lost their son Dustin from a brain tumour at only aged 2 years old.

Early February Kris and Mark saved Kieran's life by performing CPR at home after he suddenly couldn't breathe and collapsed. Their older son Brandan also helped to save his brother.  They quickly found out that Kieran has a large tumour in his upper chest, causing severe restriction his breathing.  He was fighting for his life and has spend over 4 weeks in ICU at the Children's Hospital.  The family have stayed in the hospital for Kieran.   He was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Lymphoma.

Kieran and his family now face the next 6 months of intensive treatment to fight this cancer, and two years of ongoing treatment.   Yes, it affects the whole family and puts a great strain on their finances to be with their son at all times.  

At this time I would like to ask his friends and families and others who may be able to help to donate towards a fund to assist with the additional expenses incurred during a major health crisis.   Any assistance that people can offer would be greatly appreciated and give this family some relief  until things settle down for them.  This is a most deserving family! 

Thank you in advance to everyone for all your support, best wishes and prayers.

Julie Gilbert on behalf
of Clothier Family
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Julie Gilbert
Minto Heights NSW
Divina Jean Clothier

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