Help Havana smash Cancer

OK ... From the top.
Tash and the girls are a young family that have grown up living on the Sunshine Coast.
In 2014 Tash lost her mum to Mental Illness. This was by far the most life changing experience she had ever had to encounter. She was 24 years old with a 2 year old.  Now facing the threat of having her sisters separated from her. There was not a hope in hell that Tash was going to allow this. She took on the role of being carer and mother for her 3 sisters, along side her own daughter. The whole ordeal has had it’s challenges. But there is no doubt at all, that  all her family and friends will agree to this. Tash has done an amazing job in the mother role for all of the girls.

As though she had not had a huge enough challenge.
Her next hurdle is one that we are now sharing with you.

Well.... after countless visits to the doctors, to find out why Havana’s legs were always sore. They finally ordered an MRI to be done. While the waiting seemed endless, the benefits of finally having a reason for her pain, seemed to be a far better position to be in. However, On Tuesday the 22 August 2017 Tash received the worst news imaginable. The scan had shown that five year old Havana has a tumor on her spine. And that she needed to be transferred to a specialist hospital tonight".

So the story has now become real. After numerous tests, little Havana is just in a daze. Not knowing what all the fuss is about. So far, all she knows is that the doctors are going to fix the pain in her legs. The specialists have told Tash that Havana has Ewing Sarcoma which is a rare cancer that presents itself in children and teenagers.
This young family has already been through a tough time. But now it seems they have another struggle ahead.
As Tash will need to stay with Havana at the hospital for around 3 months. The financial support that she will need is huge. The travelling and hospital parking alone is ridiculous. Not to mention all the other costs involved during the process that they are dealing with.
If you have even a small amount that you can offer to them for help, I know that it will be a huge help to them.

Thankyou so much for your support

I am Paulette Farrugia, aunty to both Natasha (Tash) and little Havana. We live on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland Australia,  the hospital that Havana was transferred to is Lady Cilento which is located in Brisbane 1 &1/2 hours away. All proceeds  raised from this campaign goes straight to Natasha to cover all medical and living expenses for Havana and herself and her family.  This family has already been through so much.  Natasha has also set up a Facebook page called Havana's Journey please feel free to join and watch this little girls fight against cancer.

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Paulette Farrugia 
Minyama QLD

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