Dad takes on cancer fund­ing

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NEWS -

A FA­THER who lost his nineyear-old daugh­ter to brain cancer will meet with NSW Health Min­is­ter Brad Haz­zard to­mor­row to make an emo­tional plea for more fund­ing to beat the big­gest child­hood dis­ease killer.

Dustin Perry, whose daugh­ter Chloe died of a brain tu­mour on Box­ing Day last year, has been tire­lessly cam­paign­ing to get more money in­vested into re­search for this cancer.

“I’ve asked the states for $2 mil­lion a year over 10 years. We are talk­ing new in­vest­ment spe­cific to brain cancer, not money that has al­ready been in­vested,” Mr Perry said.

He said Mr Haz­zard’s re­cent $1 mil­lion “game changer” promise was too lit­tle. “For it to be a ‘game changer’ it can’t be a one-off, it needs to be that every year,” Mr Perry said.

Mean­while, Annabelle Nguyen, who has been re­ceiv­ing ex­per­i­men­tal chemo­ther­apy for brain cancer in Mex­ico, re­mains in a coma. Her mother Sandy has reached out to the Aus­tralian Em­bassy for help be­cause the life sup­port is cost­ing $2300 a day. TO HELP: WWW. GOFUNDME. COM/ FIGHT­ING- DIPG- WITH- ANNABELLE

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