When four-year-old Tayla Hirst started throwing up every morning and night, her mum Tammy thought she had a stomach bug. Her doctor feared something much worse, and sent her for tests that revealed liver cancer.
“It was very emotional news for me, I’d lost my mother to cancer while pregnant with Tayla,” Tammy said.
Tammy’s pain turned to panic when she found out a child diagnosed with liver cancer three years previously had died as a result. Fortunately, medical research had progressed considerably in that time. Talya was put a a highly efficient chemo program for six months, and the cancer went into remission.
Talya is now 12, with dreams of becoming a theatre performer. Her story underlines how cancer research saves lives.
Deanna Marriott, Griffith Cancer Council, wants everyone to support the town’s Biggest Morning Tea, to be held at Exies Bagtown Motel Function Centre on Friday 26 May, 10am to 230pm. The $10 entry fee goes directly towards the kind of research that probably saved Tayla’s life.
If you’re able to help out with sponsorship, donations or even chipping in with sandwiches, please contact Deanna on 69624680 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org.