This year has not been an easy one for the Braniff family.
Months after suffering huge losses when their house caught fire in Cobar, Sharon and Greg moved back to their home town of Griffith to be with family - only to have their son Jason diagnosed with leukemia.
Jason started noticing strange bruises, without any idea where they came from.
"I thought they were just from the motorbike riding, there were many things he was doing that may have caused them so we didn't think much of it at the time," Greg said.
With other symptoms seemingly explainable, it wasn't until Jason passed out in the shower that they knew something was terribly wrong.
Taking him to the hospital, they call it a "miracle" the doctor there was able to diagnose him with leukemia as soon as he did.
"We felt blessed by having the doctor who diagnosed him. Who would want to hand down that diagnosis to a beautiful 12 year old?"
Rushed to Sydney within hours, it has now been weeks of blood and platelet transfusions, with a massive bone marrow transplant set to happen soon.
Having aspired to one day be a YouTube sensation, Jason has been uploading videos and progress updates to his channel 'Jaybo Braniff'.
Not only giving the chance for Jason to be like his Youtube idols, but to keep family and friends posted about his progress.
We have had so much support, assistance and even just words of encouragement from so many people, it has been just phenomenal.Jason's mum, Sharon
"We have had so much support, assistance and even just words of encouragement from so many people, it has been just phenomenal," Sharon said.
"This channel was a way for us to keep everyone in the loop."
With all annual, long service and sick leave gone and now on leave without pay, Greg was tempted to go back to work however felt he wouldn't be able to leave Jason without his father.
Without the support from so many family, friends, acquaintances from both Griffith and Cobar - too numerous to mention - she didn't know where they'd be now.
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