‘Over­whelm­ing’ sup­port for Leni

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Front Page -

The fam­ily of nine-year-old Leni Ramsdale who has been dev­as­tat­ingly di­ag­nosed with Leukaemia have ex­tended their thanks af­ter the com­mu­nity has ral­lied in sup­port of the fam­ily.

Leni was di­ag­nosed with a form of leukaemia af­ter be­com­ing un­well on a fam­ily hol­i­day to Bali, where she also re­ceived two blood trans­fu­sions and was later mede­vac’d to Perth Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal.

She has now been trans­ferred closer to home to the Royal Chil­drens Hos­pi­tal in Mel­bourne and has started six months of in­tense treat­ment.

A mem­ber of the fam­ily wished to thank the com­mu­ni­ties of Yar­ra­wonga, Mul­wala, Ba­rooga and sur­rounds for their love, sup­port and prayers.

“We thank the com­mu­nity for all their over­whelm­ing sup­port.

“The Royal Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal (RCH) is a mag­nif­i­cent hos­pi­tal pro­vid­ing us with a lot of great sup­port.

“We thank you all and Leni ap­pre­ci­ates all your prayers. She is in good spir­its.

“Even from her hos­pi­tal bed she recorded her speech on Youtube for the Li­ons Club Pub­lic Speak­ing Com­pe­ti­tion held on Sun­day.

“We re­alise there are many peo­ple with se­ries is­sues also and we wish them well also.”

On Au­gust 6 fam­ily friend Adrian Cum­mins started a GoFundMe page for the Ramsdale fam­ily with a goal of $3000.

In just one short week the fundraiser has since raised $43,629 and is con­tin­u­ally grow­ing.

“Kellie and Leigh are over­whelmed with the gen­eros­ity of their fam­ily and friends,” Adrian said.

“We just can’t be­lieve how strong the com­mu­nity spirit is in Yar­ra­wonga, Mul­wala, Ren­nie, Ba­rooga and be­yond.

“What started as a sim­ple wish to raise money for travel and ac­com­mo­da­tion has re­sulted in do­na­tions of over $28,000 in 48 hours for the Ramsdale fam­ily to sup­port their beautiful daugh­ter Leni through a very tough time.

“Heart­felt thanks to ev­ery­one who has do­nated money so far - you are what friend­ship is all about.”

If you would like to do­nate to the Ramsdale fam­ily or just show your sup­port visit https:// www.gofundme.com/le­nis-fight­ing-fund.

Leni Ramsdale with younger brother Harry.

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