This morning I had a phone call from one of my beautiful employees that I'm devastated I had to take. Jacqueline Smith's 16 year old son has cancer. Jacqueline is a single mother of 4 Jac is a hard working woman, holding two jobs working tirelessly to look after her children. Jac never complains about her hardships and never ever wants a handout. Her youngest son Bronnson has been battling with severe seizures for a few years now seeing them in and out of hospital trying to find the cause. Bronnson has been having little to no seizures recently allowing some relief from the worry and heartbreak of having an unwell child. So this morning when Jac called me to tell me that she is in a Brisbane hospital with her second eldest son, Harrison came as a shock. Then finding out that he has a large tumour in his liver, clusters of tumours outside the liver and in his lymph nodes. Shock turned to devastation.
Just 2 weeks ago Harrison was doing what he loved best fishing and working hard at his new full time job as a tree arborist. Harrison had left school to help out with the family household income. In the last two weeks he has become constantly tired but couldn't sleep. Nausea started followed by vomiting. Thinking it was just a virus that has been going around, Jac was doing all the right things to care for him but becoming more worried that he wasn't getting better. When he woke up with his skin turning yellowish just a few days ago she rushed him to emergency. within the next 24 hours he was being flown from Maclean hospital to Brisbane. Only 3 hours ago Jac and Harrison have finished seeing the specialist and its an aggressive form of cancer. After further tests its shown that the cancer has made it into his bones, organs and lymph nodes.
They are starting Chemo tomorrow as surgery is definitely off the cards due to the extent of the cancer in Harrison's body. This beautiful young man is a fighter and Jac, Harrison and the family need all the financial support to help them get through this Cancer Battle. As Jac and Harrison will not be able to work for an unknown amount of time I am on behalf of the family asking for the community help of any size donation to help ease the financial burden so they can focus on fighting and healing
strength in numbers please donate and share Nikki Ford