Relay for Life luncheon for survivors

Harper-Beau Lee-Allen was seven months old when she received a cancer diagnosis
Harper-Beau Lee-Allen was seven months old when she received a cancer diagnosis

MADORA Bay two-year-old Harper-Beau Lee-Allen will be the youngest survivor to attend a special luncheon to celebrate cancer survivors during Relay for Life on November 6.

Little Harper-Beau was just seven months old when she was diagnosed with a Wilms tumour, a type of cancer that starts in the kidneys.

Once the diagnosis was made, Harper-Beau was admitted to Princess Margaret Hospital just a few days later for surgery. She then spent almost a year in out and of hospital.

Harper-Beau proved a fighter. She has been in remission for just more than a year.

Her mother Charlie said the family had to be careful still because Harper-Beau was prone to infection.

“But other than that, no one would ever know what she’s been through,” she said.

Ms Lee said Relay for Life was important to their family and they had joined the Herbie Crew team.

“The money we all raise is important to help the Cancer Council continue all the important work that they do,” she said.

“But the event is about more than that. It will give us the opportunity to celebrate Harper-Beau being a cancer survivor as well as being there to support people who are still fighting their battle.”