In an inspiring gesture, a 7-year-old daughter of the father who was diagnosed with stage 3 brain cancer, gathered $88,000 for dad’s treatment by selling tea towels.
In March 2019, Diego, the father of three daughters was diagnosed with stage 3 brain cancer. It was just after he suffered a seizure while they were looking after Luna and Mili, their 2 daughters. The incident happened in Australia.
Realizing their father needed help, the young daughters alerted a neighbor and Diageo was rushed to a hospital. Because the tumor was located in a high-risk part of the brain, doctors refused to operate on Diego.
To save Diego, the family wants him to get treated by Dr. Charlie Teo, a renowned brain surgeon.
While talking to Daily Mail Australia, Diego’s wife Hayley said that Dr. Teo is capable of removing 99 percent of the tumor out of her husband’s brain. She further added:
They can never give you a definitive answer, but the operation would potentially add years and years on to his life, compared to the 12 months or so he has now.
For the treatment, the family needs $100,000 including a trip to Syndey as well as the hospital charges. But, the family is dedicated to reaching that goal. Even the little daughter of Diego, Luna is currently doing everything to help reach the $100,000 goal that they have.
Luna started to hand-paint tea towels with pictures of flowers, beach scenes, and rainbows. She started auctioning it off the paintings on Instagram. The 7-year-old has so far gathered $88,000 for dad’s cancer treatment
The mother said that the money they will get from the fundraising will go for surgery, paying rent, and putting food on their table. The mother further added:
It has been hard because Diego hasn’t been able to work since he got sick, and he can’t drive so I have to take the kids to school and take him to appointments. At the beginning of this year we had no money and dropped the amount of cannabis oil we were giving him, then he had more growth, all the while I was about to have our little boy. When I stop, my brain starts ticking over and it becomes very overwhelming, so I’m very active and try to stay focused on what I’m doing.
In the post that they made on their GoFundMe page, Hayley wrote that she was not feeling right for being a person that asks for help.
At IFORHER, we are in awe of this family courage, who are trying hard to fight their life circumstances to save their family member. We hope they soon get the required help that they need.
If you want to donate for the fundraiser of the family, you can do so by clicking here. You can check out the towels that Luna makes by visiting her personal Instagram page.