Treatment over, it’s time for tea
ALEXANDER Heights mother Debi Dearle is hosting a Cancer Council fundraiser just days after finishing treatment for cancer.
Mrs Dearle has teamed up with her daughter Shae Aiello to hold a Biggest Morning Tea this weekend.
She was diagnosed with cancer of the salivary gland late last year after her dentist noticed an unusual lump in her mouth and since then has undergone eight operations to remove the tumour.
Ms Aiello said being involved in the fundraiser had been a great source of support for her mother.
“We have been inundated with donations, both financial and raffle prizes, in the lead up to our morning tea on May 27,” she said.
“It really has been a good focus to help mum get through the difficulties of radiation treatment, which she finishes 10 days before our Biggest Morning Tea.”
She said her father Stephen was contributing to the event by handcrafting a jarrah stand for auction and offering valet parking for guests on the day.
“The focus on our fundraising has been a great way for all of us to work together and show our support for mum,” she said.
“I have no doubt it has given her enormous strength to get through her treatment.”
The mother and daughter have already surpassed their goal of raising $2000.
To donate, visit tinyurl.com/mg4699t.