The Courier-Mail

JEN’S BRAVE WALK

- Viral · Celebrities

JEN­NIFER Hawkins’ brave mum in­sisted the Myer run­way show must go on tonight de­spite fac­ing surgery for kid­ney can­cer.

Hawkins’ mum Gail was di­ag­nosed with kid­ney can­cer last week and the model (pic­tured) said she had ini­tially ex­pected to pull the pin on her sched­uled run­way ap­pear­ance at the launch of the spring/sum­mer col­lec­tion in Syd­ney tonight.

“My mum was say­ing: ‘Oh no, I want you to do it.’ So she was the one,” Hawkins said.

Hawkins will spend the morn­ing with her mother, be­fore she goes into surgery in New­cas­tle, and will re­turn to New­cas­tle straight af­ter the show.

She said the team at Myer and ev­ery­one around her had been ex­tremely sup­port­ive. KRIS CRANE

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