The Harden Murrumburrah community have been devastated to learn that three of its young people have been diagnosed with life-threatening illness in the past few months.
Kayla Stevens has stepped in to organise a Colour Run on Sunday, March 17 to raise funds for the Whitehead, Adam and Abnett families, who are coping with more than any family should ever have to.
"These three families need the support of our beautiful community" Ms Stevens said.
"All funds raised will go directly to the families to help Kiera’s and Louis’ family with medical cost, travel expenses, and other financial pressures that come with being away from home, while they are receiving medical treatment."
Kiera Whitehead was diagnosed with Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Cancer in November 2018. She underwent major high risk surgery in Melbourne in February, and is still in hospital.
After recovering from surgery she will then need to undergo Radiation treatment for a period of time yet to be determined. Kiera has a long and extremely tough battle in front of her.
Five year old Louis Abnett has just started Kindergarten at Murrumburrah Public School. He was diagnosed with Leukaemia in February 2019 and is currently in hospital in Sydney, with his Mum and Dad by his side.
Louis has a big fight ahead, but has a lot of love and support from his large family.
Lexie Adam was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia on 21 October 2018 at Sydney Children's Hospital, after being flown in via Air Ambulance from Wagga. Lexie stayed at the Ronald McDonald house in Randwick with her mum during her treatment.
On Tuesday, February 26, beautiful Lexie passed away. She will be deeply missed by all her family, friends and the community.
"Lexie always had a great big smile, a happy-go-lucky-attitude and most friendly nature anyone could ever have." Ms Stevens said
"We are so blessed to have had Lexie in all our lives. Let’s get together and have fun and raise money for these 3 families, in honour of our precious Angel Lexie."
For more information, please go to the 'Get Coloured for Kiera, Lexie and Louis!' Facebook page. The Run will be held at Murrumburrah Public School, commencing at 9 am. Prices are Child - $15, Adult - $25, Family - $60.