Strong bond with peo­ple so vi­tal for ev­ery­one

Stanthorpe Border Post - - NEWS | YOUR SAY - Kim Micke Kim.Micke@bor­der­

ON FRI­DAY night, I had the plea­sure to at­tend our lo­cal Light the Night fundraiser.

It was touch­ing to see so many par­tic­i­pate in such a great event.

Funds that were raised by sell­ing lanterns and raf­fle tick­ets will go to­wards the Leukaemia Foun­da­tion.

White lantern am­bas­sador Laura Sul­li­van was di­ag­nosed with leukaemia about 18 months ago.

Laura and her fam­ily think very highly of the char­ity or­gan­i­sa­tion that helped them a lot dur­ing their jour­ney with this ill­ness.

The Leukaemia Foun­da­tion supplied them with a fully fur­nished unit in Bris­bane when Laura needed to stay close to the hospi­tal.

Laura and her sis­ter Jane as well as mum Deb­bie spoke openly about the dis­ease that now af­fects their lives so greatly.

It was in­cred­i­ble to see them smile widely and laugh so much while talk­ing about such a dif­fi­cult topic.

Laura talked about the treat­ment she has been through over the past one and a half years and what it showed to me was that she has al­ways had the sup­port and love of her fam­ily.

Thank you Laura, Jane and Deb­bie for talk­ing to me on the night.

It was won­der­ful to see how close your fam­ily is and how much you mean to each other.

It is great to know the funds we all raised on Fri­day will sup­port other fam­i­lies that find them­selves in the same sit­u­a­tion as Laura and her fam­ily.

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