This is Tia and she is 4 years old. Tia has just been diagnosed with Burkitts Lymphoma in her liver, kidneys, lungs and bowel. Her long term outlook is positive and everyone is so grateful for that. Her treatment though is going to be a very long hard road with a minimum of 6 months Chemo and most of that time she will need to stay in the hospital. Just before Christmas makes this situation extra stressful for her parents and family too. We are starting this page as a way to support Tia and her family so that finances are not an ongoing concern. We would love to be able to relieve some of the pressure that Tia' s family will no doubt experience at some point whilst they are on this journey. The people organising this fundraiser are a group of Mum's who know and love this family and we are so thankful to each and every person who contributes. Bianca and Karl Zausa are Tia s parents and will be the only people able access these funds into their account.+ Read More
Team Tia let me introduce Archer!! Archer was diagnosed earlier this year with Burkitts Lymphoma at just 4 years old - a virtual mirror of Tia's symptoms and diagnosis. This little dude is a superstar and after completing his treatment this October he got to ring that bell and head home for Christmas. What an amazing and inspiring afternoon it was when Archer and his family came to meet Tia. So much love and kindness from total strangers that are connected to you in a way only other families going through this can be. Thank You so much Archer for sharing your journey and bravery with us today. We are so fortunate to have met you and Tia has a butthead Burkitts buddy forever. Just like Tia, Archer has his very own army of supporters so please head on over to facebook and check out this amazing family and their Burkitts story - you'll be a better human once you see this boys smile!! Facebook. Archer's Army
Had a visit with Tia today. It was so amazing to see her laughing and smiling. She has a special new friend to keep her company. Tia is very tired and can only manage a few minutes out and about the ward.
Tia had a visit from her adorable little brother Johnny today. He took her for a spin around the ward on the back of his car. It may have been a bumpy ride with a 2 year old at the wheel but I don't think anyone minded. Love those big smiles.