On the 18th of December the McBain family started a journey that no family ever wants to take. Siane got a call from her youngest son saying he was unable to urinate. On the 21st of December the McBain family were given the news that is every parents nightmare when the MRI scan showed a tumour between Jesse's bladder and prostate that was blocking his urethra. The tumour was the size of a grapefruit.
Jesse was sent to Lady Cilento for further testing and on Friday the 22nd of December the diagnosis of cancer was confirmed. On the 27th of December the McBains were hit again with the news that the cancer was Stage IV and had spread with 3 tumours identified in Jesse's lungs.
Jesse will commence a heavy schedule of chemotherapy on the 29th of December followed by radiation and Lady Cilento will beome the McBains home away from home. Siane has had no choice but to quit her job as being with her child at this time is her priority. This will create significant financial difficulty for the McBains as they are not Australian Citizens and as thus are not entitled to receive aid from the government for support during this time.
Please help this family in their time of need. Jesse is simply the most beautiful boy I have had the pleasure of meeting. He is kind. He is gracious. He is sweet and sees the good in everything and everyone. He needs his family with him to fight this battle which we know he can win.
We love you Jesse McBain. You got this kid!
- Nicole Goodwin
- Rebekah Murkitt
- Nathan Souka
- Jack Purton
- Lesley Ey