Tak­ing steps in Sindi’s mem­ory

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Health - By BELINDA CIPRI­ANO

DIJANA Simic is not sure where she and her hus­band Paul and daugh­ter Alisija would be had it not been for the sup­port of their fam­ily and friends.

The Simic fam­ily lost their beloved “cherub” Sindi four years ago af­ter a two-year bat­tle with brain cancer and have been hon­our­ing her mem­ory ever since.

Ms Simic said she and her fam­ily and friends would again come to­gether for a sev­enth time and take part in Sun­day’s Big Walk for PMH at Bur­swood Park to fundraise for the Perth Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal (PCH).

“Sindi was di­ag­nosed with a brain tu­mour in the brain stem and she passed away in my arms at home with fam­ily,” she said.

“Our friends and fam­ily have had a huge im­pact in our lives.

“It was ac­tu­ally one of my close girl­friends that in­tro­duced us to the Big Walk the year Sindi was di­ag­nosed and made a team on be­half of her and our fam­ily called Croats for a Cause.

“The rea­son we do the Big Walk each year is sim­ply be­cause we miss our lit­tle one and want to give back to the com­mu­nity to try help other fam­i­lies go­ing through what we went through.”

Since tak­ing part in the walk seven years ago the Simic fam­ily has raised more than $60000 in mem­ory of their “lit­tle Sindi” and in sup­port of the hospi­tal and the 3B/on­col­ogy ward, a place Mrs Simich said they were in­debted to. To reg­is­ter for the walk, visit www.big­walk.com.au.

Pic­ture: Marie Nirme www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d475888

Dijana Simich (cen­tre) with a pho­to­graph of her daugh­ter Sindi, and friends Ta­nia Piro­ma­lli (left) and Naomi O'hare.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.