Safety Bay couple to abseil down QV1 to promote awareness of childhood brain cancer

Michelle Bennett & Jamie Pittaway with Sahara Pittaway (8). Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au   d480773
Michelle Bennett & Jamie Pittaway with Sahara Pittaway (8). Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d480773

SAFETY Bay couple Michelle and Jamie Pittaway are gearing up for abseiling down QV1 to support the Adventurers.

The Adventurers are a dedicated group of people promoting awareness of childhood brain cancer, and raising funds for medical research into new and more effective treatments.

Mrs Pittaway said they wanted to give back to the organisation after their daughter Sahara (8) was diagnosed with a tumour in the brain stem in April last year.

Sahara had a minor stroke and underwent surgery, lumber punctures, MRI scans, chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

“She was in ICU and was like a newborn baby,” Mrs Pittaway said.

Although Sahara is slowly recovering, Mrs Pittaway said there would be lifelong side effects and she requires regular testing.

After 13 months off school, Sahara has returned to Rockingham Beach Primary School this month for one hour at a time.

“She was really excited to go back, but she gets exhausted after an hour,” Mrs Pittaway said.

To donate to the Pittaway’s fundraising visit: https://www.mycause.com.au/page/170262/michelle-bennett or https://www.mycause.com.au/page/170297/jamie-pittaway.

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