Life # 37 - Eva, Simon, Luca and Mia
This month is Pinktober – a month dedicated to breast cancer awareness. With that in mind, the team on the Sunshine Coast would like to do something to help a wonderful family whose lives have been turned upside down by this awful disease - Eva and Simon, and their children Luca and Mia.
Eva was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016, at 36 years of age. Her son Luca was just 8 months old and her daughter Mia was 4. Eva underwent aggressive treatment including bilateral mastectomies, removal of lymph nodes and ovaries, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and hormone therapy. It has been almost 2 years of severe sickness, anxiety over financial pressures, fear for the future…mixed with the normal day to day life of being parents that doesn’t stop for any illness.
The hope was that the intensity of Eva’s treatment would stop the cancer in its tracks. But Eva has just been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. The cancer has progressed and spread to her bones. She is once again undergoing aggressive treatment.
Eva and Simon have been through a horrific 2 years and still have a massive battle ahead of them.
We heard about Eva and her family through her nurse at Bloomhill. When Eva heard we wanted to help them, her nurse said there was “a huge sigh of relief”.
We can’t change what Eva and her family are going through but we can try to make life a little bit easier for them, and let them know there are a lot of people out there who care about them.
What We Need
1. Donations/ Gift cards for groceries / Gift cards for petrol: We would love to help cover some of their living expenses, such as food and petrol. If you would like to donate a gift card or make a donation towards one, please click the link below and let us know (the link will take you to the email of the person co-ordinating the collection).
2. Messages of support: When we deliver the gift cards to Eva and Simon, we would also love to be able to give them kind messages from the team. So even if you aren't able to donate, please do feel free to write a card or note for the family and we can deliver it for you. The right words at the right time can make such a big difference to someone's life. Please click the link below and we will let you know which team member to give your card to.
Thank you so much for your help.