DEE Freiteig is arguably one of the hardest working charity workers in Mandurah.
For years, the chief executive and founder of Halo Team Inc has dedicated herself to helping the homeless and those in need from their op-shop on Pinjarra Road.
Now she is facing the fight of her life.
Two weeks ago, she was given the news that she had triple negative high grade invasive ductal carcinoma; in short, breast cancer.
That type of breast cancer is not common and occurs in just 10 per cent of cases worldwide.
It is not receptive to hormone treatments and has very aggressive and rapid growth.
She has also been told it has spread to her lymph nodes.
This week she starts a high dose of heavy chemotherapy for the next five months, followed by surgery, radiation, more chemo and then a possible double mastectomy.
This is no mean feat for the mother of four whose husband has also just been told his employment ceases in six weeks.
Her friends and colleagues said her ability to embrace every individual with respect and dignity regardless of their need, appearance or struggle was a true testament to her character.
They said she was an inspiration to her family, her team and the community, as well as other local agencies.
They hope to ease her financial burden with a Go Fund Me page. Any money donated is not connected to Halo Team Inc.
The link to Dee’s Fight Club can be found at Facebook Dee’s fight.
The link to Dee’s Fight (Go Fund Me) Campaigncan be found at GoFundMe.