Taking steps in Sindi’s memory
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.
Dijana Simich (centre) with a photograph of her daughter Sindi, and friends Tania Piromalli (left) and Naomi O'hare.