Sara & Alfie's Brain Cancer Battle

The unthinkable became a reality for my gorgeous sister, Sara Chivers, and her family last year (Leigh and their boys Hugh and Alfie), 6 months after Sara's brain cancer returned with a terminal diagnosis in March 2017, her baby boy, Alfie, was diagnosed also.

Many people have asked how they can help out so this is where the GoFundMe page comes into play.  They've got a long road ahead so if you would like to help out it would be much appreciated during this difficult time while Leigh is unable to work.


Sara was initially diagnosed in 2008 at the age of 25 with an Anaplastic Astrocytoma. She underwent 3 surgeries as well as radiotherapy and was able to go on living life to the fullest.  Almost 9 years later in March 2017, we received news that her cancer had returned (3 new tumour growths), and it was terminal.

She’s had chemotherapy among other drug treatments, and was able to have surgery to remove most of the largest tumour with the aim of giving her more time and a better quality of life (to gain back some mobility on her right side which has been affected by her largest tumour growth).

Sara recently passed away on January 28th 2018. She fought right up until the end and left us peacefully with  her family surrounding her.

Her youngest son, Alfie, at just 18 months old was also diagnosed with brain cancer in September. His is a completely different type of tumour from Sara’s and is nfortunately very rare and aggressive.  He has had several surgeries since his diagnosis and will be undergoing further treatment until June/July 2018 to give him the best chance possible.


Links to their story on ABC's 7.30 and The New Daily below. 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-01/sara-chivers-and-her-son-alfie-are-both-fighting/9109336

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-01/meet-the-mother-and-baby-both-fighting-terminal-brain-cancer/9104984

 http://thenewdaily.com.au/life/relationships/2017/11/01/sara-chivers-letter-brain-cancer/ 

Please also spread the word to raise awareness and funds.

Thank you all in advance xxx

P.S. Thanks to Tess Follett for the amazing family pictures, taken just 2 weeks before Alfie was diagnosed.

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Stephanie Clark
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Prahran VIC

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