Mum’s dy­ing wish to live life to full

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS - Ja­cob Wil­son ja­cob.wil­son@whit­sun­day­times.com.au

WHIT­SUN­DAY res­i­dent Caro­line Gouge wants to ded­i­cate the fi­nal months of her life to forg­ing happy mem­o­ries with her three-year-old son, Brax­ton.

Caro­line has fought a five-year bat­tle with cer­vi­cal can­cer and in a re­cent trip to Syd­ney was told it had reached a ter­mi­nal stage – with an ex­pected 12 to 15-month time­line.

Caro­line said she wanted to live the rest of her life to its fullest.

“This is a magic time to spend with my boy and my friends,” she said.

Amy Lyons and friends es­tab­lished a GoFundMe page to help Caro­line cre­ate mem­o­ries with Brax­ton.

A signed and framed State of Ori­gin jer­sey is be­ing raf­fled in com­ing weeks, with tick­ets to be avail­able at the IGA in Ju­bilee Pocket, The Reef Gate­way Ho­tel, Ju­bilee Tav­ern and Air­lie Fore­shore Mar­kets.

Pro­ceeds will go to the GoFundMe page.

Ms Lyons en­cour­aged the com­mu­nity to get be­hind the page, ti­tled “Mak­ing mem­o­ries with Caz”.

PHOTO: JA­COB WIL­SON

UNBREAKABLE LOVE: Brax­ton Stan­bor­ough and mum Caro­line Gouge share a spe­cial mo­ment at Can­non­vale Beach.

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