Daffodil Day: Mercy Place Lathlain resident fighting cancer on many fronts

Mercy Place Lathlain resident Paul Carey is upbeat despite facing four weeks chemotherapy in September.
Mercy Place Lathlain resident Paul Carey is upbeat despite facing four weeks chemotherapy in September.

MERCY Place Lathlain resident Paul Carey is remarkably positive despite facing a battle against cancer.

Mr Carey (80) is living with cancers on his cheek, head and ear and is gearing up for four weeks of chemotherapy at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, which will be administered five days a week from the beginning of September.

A Daffodil Day fundraiser at the aged care facility on August 29 will take on a new significance for him.

Despite his cancer diagnosis, Mr Carey, an Irish migrant to Australia and a retired chef, is staying positive, enjoying each day and still managing to enjoy frequent fishing trips and lunches out with friends.

“I’ve had an incredible life and have been able to travel the world,” he said.

“I think having a positive attitude is really important, and for me it’s all about enjoying each day and being in the moment.”

Mercy Place Lathlain service manager Surabh Nair said taking part in Daffodil Day was very important for both staff and seniors at the home.

“We are opening up our fundraiser to the community, and locals are welcome to join us for a morning tea at 10am on Tuesday 29 August, for a donation of $5 per person, all of which will go to the Cancer Council,” he said.

Further details about the morning tea can be gained by calling 9361 8969.

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