Dad takes on cancer funding
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