The family and friends of a “beautiful” two-year-old girl have pleaded for help after she was diagnosed with cancer before revealing a tragic detail in the heartbreaking case.
A NSW family is pleading for help as their two-year-old girl starts her battle with cancer.
Peachy is undergoing treatment for Ewing Sarcoma Cancer at Brisbane Children’s Hospital – the same disease that killed her father.
He suffered from a brain tumour and died when she was just six-months-old.
A GoFundMe fundraising campaign was started to raise money for nearby accommodation for her mum, Brooke.
A total of $121,724 has been raised so far, smashing a set target of $50,000.
The fundraiser’s organiser Alanna said the family had been left “devastated” at the news of Peachy’s cancer.
“Last week Brooke Bretherton’s world came crashing down when her beautiful almost two-year-old daughter Peachy was diagnosed with a large tumour on her spine,” she wrote.
“Brooke and her family are devastatingly all too familiar with the fear and desperation that cancer brings, having lost Peachy’s beloved father Joel, to a brain tumour just over a year ago.”
Peachy and her mother lived in the Byron Shire in NSW and were granted an exemption to cross the border into Queensland for treatment.
“Our little Peachy will begin chemotherapy to shrink the tumour before she undergoes multiple surgeries to remove it,” Alanna wrote.
“Either way they will spend months in Brisbane in temporary accommodation away from their home and their family.
“To think Brooke is now facing this journey again with the fear of losing her little girl to the same cruel disease that she lost her adored husband, is completely overwhelming.
“Please help us take the financial strain off her journey so that she can focus on Peachy’s health.”
Ewing’s sarcoma typically occurs in children and young adults and often begins in the legs, and bones of the pelvis and arms.
There is an 80 per cent survival rate for some types of sarcoma, but others can be below 50 per cent.