Treat­ment over, it’s time for tea

Joondalup Times - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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