Fighting for Dimitra

In early February 2018, Dimitra Finlayson (34yrs) was preparing for a tropical holiday with her husband Andrew, son Jasper (3 ½ yrs) and baby Chloe (3 months). Just days before their departure, Dimitra had a visit to the GP that became an ambulance ride, which led to being diagnosed with a rapidly growing cancer - a Stage IV brain tumour (glioblastoma). She had brain surgery to remove the tumour, and weeks of intensive recovery, radiotherapy, and ongoing chemotherapy.

After doctors told her that she would have, on average, 18months left, Dimitra decided to turn this diagnosis into an opportunity - an opportunity to begin an epic fight against this disease to find the healthiest version of herself, to find a fearless resolve and realise a future with her two beautiful children and husband that has devoted himself to their care. Dimitra continues her courageous recovery to walk again and be a part of the moments with her family that she has always dreamt about.  

Dimitra has a strong team behind her to search for the best care, nurture the best mindset for healing and to find the energy to tackle this disease and raise a young family. It is a fight that depends upon the supporting hands of many doctors, of loved ones, and people like you. Your help will go a long way in the web of support needed to beat cancer. If you are unable to donate, your prayers and thoughts are also very much appreciated!!

We will keep you updated on Dimitra’s progress through this page. Dimitra and her family greatly appreciate your love and support.


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Raised $8,749 from 62 donations
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