Rosie Needs Our Help.

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Raised by 222 people in 9 months
Hi, my name is Delia Beattie & I'm Rosie's Aunty. Rosie was devastatingly diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia earlier this month & naturally I've been feeling helpless & unsure of how I can help so I've decided to try & raise some much needed funds for Rosie & her family for the medical costs, travel & the accomodation.

Now that the initial shock of this news has settled in the reality of whats ahead has kicked in.

For the past month Rosie has been an inpatient at the Royal children's hospital receiving her first lot of treatment for the Leukaemia.

The family's home is in the North East of Victoria, near Wangaratta and they find themselves in the situation that Rosie won't be able to just go home in between treatments as she is now at high risk of other diseases or infections.

Over the next 9-12 months Rosie will need to be as close to the Royal Childrens Hospital as possible. This meaning that either Vanessa or Travis are unable to work & someone has to be there to care for her at all times.

Now looking forward with all the medical expenses sorting out accomodation within the CBD isn't going to be cheap. I've had so many people asking me what they can do to help & I know this is something that would take a huge strain off the family as they go through this already tough time.

I am hoping that we can help make this time for them as easy as possible, so if you can help in any way I know they would be so grateful.

Thank you so much.

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Hello to all of you supporting Rosie!

So much has been happening for us all but Rosie has had a pretty crappy couple of weeks. The last time I updated you all Rosie was admitted to emergency department on Sunday night with a temperature over 38 degrees & a very painful UTI, Rosie was prescribed antibiotics and they discharged Rosie on the Monday back to Ronny Mac.

Rosie had a very restless week with not much sleep, the usual headaches, back pain & vomiting. But by mid week Rosie started to feel a little better so Rosie & Trav finally got to check the Melbourne Star & the Melbourne Art Gallery.

Rosie is still at the Royal Children's Hospital weekly for 3 days of chemotherapy and an over night visit for the lumbar punctures.

This last week they have been able to change it up a little with Travis being able to head home to Wangaratta to take care of some work responsibilities & as important as it is, just to take a moment out to breathe & spend some time with Zack. Vanessa was able to spend the week with Rosie & I know Rosie got some much needed mummy time.

They had a lovely visit on Tuesday the 23rd May from Trudie Oats who did a fantastic job organising the Burke Street Takeaway pie drive for Rosie, we are very thankful to her and everyone involved, last week they also had visits from their friends Damien and Kerry Melnyk from Wangaratta and Travis' Auntie Kerryn Connors, unfortunately Rosie has been so sick most of the times the visitor have come so she hasn't been very receptive to visitors.

We would like to thank the local musicians & Michelle Britt for their fundraising efforts and the fuel cards kindly provided to Travis & Vanessa by Wayne Batten at Caltex and The BP Servos at Glenrowan, we are extremely grateful and it's a big help towards their travelling expenses.

Thank you for all the love, support & positive vibes the past fortnight... it all helps so much!
Rosie on the Melbourne Star!
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Hi All,

A late post today because today was just one of those days! Its been one of those days that Rosie would really like to share with you all. One of those days that we just can't help but feel like all the stars where aligned just for her, or as though all the gods where shinning down on her & her dad today.. it was one of those days that makes the past 7 weeks a distant memory for a little while & definitely one of those days that Rosie will never forget...

Today Rosie got treated like a 'rockstar'! She was spoilt & offered a box at the footy to see her beloved Sydney Swans smash St Kilda. She was able to go hang out with her mates from Ronnie Mac in a box which just happened to be next to Molly Meldrum's. He was really cool & invited them in to say hello which then obviously turned into a great photo opportunity.

The box & change room passes where all organised for Rosie after she wasn't able to stay to see the first bounce at last weeks game for feeling too sick.

Rosie got to see the Swans run into the rooms & sing their song as well as meet all her heroes & most importantly her No. 1 Buddy Franklin who actually took the time out to sign her Swans bear and put his number on its back. Rosie is absolutely wrapped!

Travis did say though that at half time she wasn't looking too great & thought she wouldn't be able to hang in there, but she did! She was also able to share it with Coll Mac from St Bernards PS who was the main reason Rosie chose the Swans as her team many years ago.

When they got back to their room Rosie not long passed out with her Buddy (The Bear) right next to her... what a day they had!

Thank you so much to the Sydney Swans, especially Jordan. Rosie said she will keep on fighting, but hopes that you do the same & win them a flag!

All in all, tomorrow will be the same as every other day for Rosie down there at Ronnie Mac & its gonna be pretty hard for me to match this... because I'm going down to visit.. I'm glad you had an amazing day Rosie becasue it's been tough.. you deserve every minute
Rosie & her hero Buddy!
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Hi All,

I apologise that I haven't been able to get you all an update sooner... with everything going on plus normal life things are a little hectic but if you've known me long you will know that that's pretty normal for me...

The last week or more has certainly been full of highs and lows so where do we start, Rosie & Trav have settled into their room at Ronald McDonald house now. Rosie received some lovely cards from her classmates at St Bernards, Wangaratta which cheered her up immensely, she's also started to do some school through Ronald McDonald house. You don't give it much thought when your standing at the counter at Mc Donald's ordering a cheeseburger but the kindness provided by the global burger giant is immense!

They've had a few short outings to the Zoo, and other places but Rosie tires out very quickly and most trips are cut short by Rosie feeling unwell with headaches, nausea and that sort of thing. It's also pretty difficult negotiating travel avoiding heavily crowded spaces and public transport, because of Rosie low immunity.

They were given some complimentary tickets to see the Sydney and North Melbourne game last weekend which was great because Rosie is a huge Sydney / Buddy Franklin fan, so they caught an Uber to Etihad, they had the best seats right on the fence, so they weren't squished into the crowd but Rosie only got a photo with the Swans mascot and then unfortunately she started to feel ill agin so they had to leave the game before the first bounce, they went back to Ronny Mac and the poor little bugger just slept for the rest of the afternoon and well into the next morning.

One of Rosie's biggest highs this week was because Travis made contact with the Sydney Swans football club and they sent Rosie her own jumper signed by all the 2017 players with Buddy's number 23 on the back, I think it's Rosie's newest prize possession!! ❤️ Thank you so much to the Sydney Football Club! These things just brighten up their world!

Rosie is responding really well to the treatment, but it's a real roller coaster ride, some days are good and other days are pretty taxing as you could imagine. The oral chemotherapy Rosie has started taking makes her feel pretty sick. The amount of mediation Rosie has to deal with everyday is pretty full on. They are still at the Royal Childrens Hospital 3 times a week for Day oncology, plus admission overnight for lumbar punctures each week.

Rosie loves to go back to the Kookaburra Ward at the hospital to catch up with her friends Bella, Huston and Lilly and is looking forward to her other friend Zach coming back to Ronny Mac.

Rosie & Trav did have some nice visitors this week, Trav's cousin Brad Carroll and his wife Nicole and also from our friends Mick and Anita Thompson from Wangaratta and Urvie Fulton from Glenrowan, the support from everyone has been amazing!

We would like to thank Wodonga Police Station, the Burke Street Takeaway Wangaratta for their awesome Pie drive, Hannah at the Golden Age Hotel in Omeo who is organising a fundraiser at the Golden Age Hotel Omeo on the 10th of June and the Eldorado community who are organising a trivia night in July. We will have more events through the year & we will let you know all the details once we know ourselves.

Thanks again to everyone for your support & continued love. We appreciate it all!

We are all so proud of you Rosie!

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Hello all!

Just an update on Rosie this morning. She has had a huge week this week. Thursday Rosie was able to go downstairs & out into the world for the first time since all of this started a month ago.

You can see how much this meant to Rosie by the smile on her face. She was so happy to just go outside.

We also got the best news yet this week, Rosie is responding really well to the treatment! Amen!

Thank you to everyone for all the support this week, to the new followers, to everyone sending their love & for all those that so generously donated this week. You are all amazing! You're all helping to make this journey a little easier.

Finally able to leave her room for a walk
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Raised by 222 people in 9 months
Created April 28, 2017
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