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Little Book of Surprises

Mar 20, 2016

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At Breast Cancer Care WA we want to make life just a little brighter for everyone affected by breast cancer. Your donations ensure our experienced team are here with all the information and support anyone diagnosed with breast cancer needs.

  • the Little book of

    Surprises

  • COURTNEE. Like a lot of women Courtnee doesnt like asking for help so it was her 86 year old grandmother Pat who rang us when Courtnee was diagnosed with breast cancer. Caring for 6 year old Cassidee and Sebastian 18 who is disabled with cerebral palsy, Courtnee was already struggling financially. She had to give up work while she had treatment with chemotherapy which left her very tired and exhausted. During that time we helped by providing funds for respite care for Sebastian, paying utility bills and for someone to clean her home.We also provided counselling which helped her feel less guilty about having someone else provide the special care that she had always given Sebastian. No one deserves a pamper day more than someone like Courtnee.Courtnees pamper day was provided thanks to our generous supporters and sponsors.Girls like Courtnee do it really tough. What about giving someone like her the chance to go out to dinner or a show? What a lovely surprise that would be.

  • ALIS whole family shaved their heads to raise funds and awareness as well as show their support when Ali was going through treatment for breast cancer.When Alis husband Trev announced he was going to take up the challenge to raise funds for Breast Cancer Care WA their four children, family, friends and Ali herself all wanted to take part. Together they raised $3,027. Now that was a great surprise for us.To celebrate completing her last round of chemo Ali dressed in a tutu and posted her picture.

    Will you join Ali and her family to raise funds for Breast Cancer Care WA to help give happy surprises to other women with breast cancer?

  • SHARON, now a mum of four beautiful children, was 8 weeks pregnant with the twins when she discovered she had breast cancer. Her treatment started during the pregnancy. Needing to move to Perth for treatment, we helped her with the bond she needed to pay on a rental home in Perth.

    Surprise!We were thrilled to be able to give Sharon a day out for the family at Adventure World valued at $250 thanks to generous donations from our supporters and Adventure World. Wouldnt you love to give someone else like Sharon a happy surprise. Perhaps youd like to give another family like hers the opportunity for a fun day out together?

  • MONICA remembers the shock and terrible feeling of being told she had breast cancer and that she would have to have a mastectomy.I found it difficult at times but I have had so much help, support and compassion and hope from the staff at Breast Cancer Care WA.I have found going to Breast Cancer Cares Counselling groups such a help and comfort and especially meeting some of the lovely ladies who have shown so much courage and give you hope and strength and you never have to feel alone again. There is always someone only too happy to help and they get the bit about how you are feeling. They have walked the walk to talk the talk.I give thanks every day for my life and another chance to live it.

    Surprise!Monica loved being pampered recently with beauty treatments, make-up artistry, a professional portrait photo and delicious food and bubbles, thanks to our pamper day sponsors.

  • MELINDA, a teacher and single mum of three grown up boys and who also cares for her 91 year old dad, has been through a very tough time. She was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 and had one breast removed. In 2011 she was diagnosed with liver cancer and became very sick with an infection. In 2013 doctors discovered she had three brain tumours. They were able to remove one but two were considered inoperable. These are now believed to have grown back and doctors are now reconsidering surgery. Its a very scarey time for Melinda theres no knowing what the future will hold so shes living each day to the fullest.Melinda was one of our guests at our last pamper day and wore the new ensemble she received to her nieces wedding recently.

    What would you give to surprise someone like Melinda?

    Surprise someone like Melinda with A hair and makeup package valued at $250Or, Specialised undergarments valued at $120

  • Surprise Us and Click Here to make a donation todayThere are all kinds of women all over WA facing breast cancer. These are just some of them and some of the ways that you can help. Right now we have a long list of important services that we need funds for. Surprise us with your generosity.

    Help with phone bills so families can keep in touch $30 Stock the cupboards with some groceries $50 Support a family with a couple of hours house cleaning $75 Help towards school fees and books $100 Supply a cab voucher to help someone make it to treatment $100 Donate towards a specialised mastectomy undergarment $120 Help pay a utility bill $150 Take a medical bill off someones hands $250 Treat a family to a special outing $250 Offer support with a series of counselling sessions $300 Rent or mortgage assistance $500

    Just click the Donate Button to the left to make a secure donation online. Thank you.

  • Thank Youfor your support

    To learn more about Breast Cancer Care WA go to www.breastcancer.org.au

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