Knotting we wouldn't do for Sharon
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About The Event
Dannielle Peat -
Sharon and I met in February 2016 at a “Look Good Feel Better” workshop designed to help women with how to apply makeup, eyebrows, wigs and turbans while going through treatment. We instantly hit it off like we had known each other for years, Sharon was my first cancer buddy and we became support buddies ever since. We done chemo together, had our radiation (or as we called it “our tanning session”) scheduled one after another so we could be there together, had multiple surgeries and share the same medical Drs. We celebrated our achievements, cried and comforted together at what we were facing.
2018 was supposed to be a fresh start, a year where no treatment or surgeries were planned, a time to start all over again and begin living the life Sharon wanted to live, not just existing. A clean slate.
Sunday 7th of Jan 2018 Sharon contacted me early in the morning she felt something wasn’t right, she found a thickening of the skin and a lump, to which I comforted her and tried to lessen her fears of recurrence, after all the treatment we’ve had, in my mind there was no doubt it would come back, we had come out the other side!
We caught up the next day with the kids and discussed where we were both at, one thing that has stuck with me was when Sharon said “I can’t go through chemo all over again” and the fear was real, the panic, wanting be to around to watch her twin boys grow up who are just 9 years old.
A few days later we received the news. The cancer had returned, Sharon was now Stage 4 with Grade 3 cancer cells which are highly dividing cancer cells that turn over at a faster rate. It was gut wrenching! But in true Sharon style, she never asked for help or pity.
See the thing with Sharon is, she won’t ask for help, even if she needs it, she wont openly tell you how terrified she’s feeling as to not upset you, she is strong on the surface but petrified on the inside, but she won’t always show you.
So how can we help?
Treatment for cancer is not cheap!
The oncologist appointments are over $110 a visit and you can see them weekly. Then there are blood tests, scans to monitor the growth of the cancer which cost $550+ then medications that aren’t on the PBS yet $$$ not to mention the physical toll it tasks on your body, being the best Mum you can be for her children while fighting a battle like this is what superheroes are made of!
Your bills don’t stop coming in, on top of mortgage repayments or rent each week, groceries, bills etc dropping down to one income while supporting a family is tough and very stressful. How do you decide what’s more important?
You can never put a price on life and living. We all want to help Sharon and do everything we can to support her through this. She needs a village around her and her family.
In true Sharon Style were going to gather the girls, sip some champagne and get crafty - $20 per ticket sold will go straight back to Sharon and her family.
- A Workshop for Sharon$80$800$0