‘Overwhelming’ support for Leni
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.