Fight on to save Mandurah girl after cancer diagnosis


Mandurah 11-month-old Summer Coates is fighting cancer.
Fight on to save Mandurah girl after cancer diagnosis
Mandurah 11-month-old Summer Coates is fighting cancer.

THE fight is on to save little Mandurah girl Summer Coates, who has been diagnosed with neuroblastoma cancer stage four.

Ross Brennan said his great granddaughter was only 11-months-old when the cancer was picked up.

He said Summer bumped her eye and had a nasty bruise that would not subside. Her family took her to the medical centre to have her eye checked.

“Her mother Jessica and the family were delivered a heart-wrenching diagnosis of a tumour behind her left eye,” he said. “Further tests discovered Summer had contracted neuroblastoma stage four cancer, which is spreading fast.

“As of June 2, Summer has a tumour growing behind her left eye and at the back of her head.

“Nuclear imaging discovered another three forming inside her skull.”

Mr Brennan said Summer’s abdomen has several more tumours that made her very uncomfortable.

“Summer also has multiple tumours in her arms and legs,” he said.

“She will be spending the better part of 18-months in Princess Margret Hospital undergoing chemotherapy and radiation.”

Grandmother Bev Brennan said Summer was holding her own and still had a beautiful contagious smile and loves her cuddles.

“She has made lots of friends at the hospital and all the nurses have fallen in love with her, as you all have,” she said.

“I still cant believe this is happening to our precious Summer, who will turn one on June 26.

Mr Brennan said some of the family had put together a support page on Facebook as well as a gofundme account to help support the family during this sad and crucial time.

The money raised will also assist Summer with medications, sterile clothing for those that have contact with her, ongoing medical expenses as they arise and respite care.

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