TWP are proud to be supporting ‘Team Hayley’ on their trek across the Larapinta Trail, raising funds for the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation.
The Newcombe family’s world was turned upside down in Early June, 2014 when their once very active girl Hayley begun suffering with dizzy spells and nausea. After several trips to the doctors, an M.R.I scan revealed the feared. A Tumour bigger than a golf ball had formed on Hayley’s brain.
In the fight against the brain cancer, Hayley underwent brain surgery, radiation and intensive chemotherapy.
“To watch your child, go through what Hayley endured, also to see so many other children with many other illness’s its heart breaking and gut wrenching.” Beck Newcombe, Hayley’s Mum.
The doctors told the Newcombe family that everyone reacts to the treatment differently. For Hayley it meant hair loss, weight loss and bouts of severe nausea & lethargy. On top of that were emergency trips to the hospital with high temperatures, infections and 3-4 blood transfusions each month.
“Hayley was such a brave girl during all this time, it has made her grown up before her time, but to see the compassion that she has for others we have met along the way in the hospital, we are so proud of her.” Said Beck.
The Newcombe family received an overwhelming amount of support from friends, family & the local community. “Our children were being looked after by family and friends. Our staff were running our business”. They also had the support from a local Geelong Brain Cancer Support group, organised by the Peace of Mind Foundation.
“7 out of 10 people will lose their battle to Brain Cancer, It’s the least funded of all Cancers, It the highest killer to Children. This is why we have tried to support Cure Brain Cancer.”
On August 6 this year, Hayley’s mum, Beck will take part in the Cure Brain Cancer’s ‘Walk4BrainCancer Larapinta’, which is a seven-day trek along the Larapinta Trail in Alice Springs.
“I use Hayley as my motivation, if she can go through was she has, I can do this.”
“The minimum amount is $3000; this is so you can take part… I’ve set my goal for $8000.
I still have to pay for my own accommodation and flights.”
The Newcomb family will also use this as an opportunity to enjoy some much needed family time, with Beck’s husband Dean & their 4 kids driving up with the caravan to see Beck complete her last day of the trek. They will then enjoy the travel home altogether as a family.
“We would like to that all at TWP for your help and generous discount, I will be wearing my tops proudly along with my family and my training girlfriends.”
To Support Beck’s trek & the Cure Brain Cancer foundation, head to: http://www.walk4braincancer.com.au/my-fundraising/2543/beckie-newcombe-walk4braincancer-larapinta