In February 2011 we were honoured to be able to assist the beautiful Bethany. This gorgeous 15 year old girl was undergoing treatment for an aggressive and inoperable brain tumour.
Bethany had lost the use of her left side, including her arm, leg, and even the sight in her left eye. She had been through 33 treatments of radiation and was halfway through her chemotherapy treatment.
Bethany suffered a lot of pain, particularly at night, and we launched an appeal to raise $5,000 to pay for some in-home nursing services, to be provided by the Melbourne Royal Children’ s Hospital At Home Service.
We received $790 in public donations and topped up the appeal with $4,210 from the grant funding that we received from The Grosvenor Foundation.
On March 5th 2011 Bethany lost her brave battle, at home, surrounded by her wonderful family. We feel very grateful to have been able to bring Bethany and her family some much needed assistance at such a difficult time and we say a heartfelt “thank you” to everyone who donated to Bethany’s Appeal.