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"THEY tell us to expect more tumours
throughout his childhood, but he'll
have examinations under anaesthetic
every month initially, then every six
months for the rest of his life so they
will be keeping a close check on things,"
"Despite everything, Finn is meeting
all the milestones of a normal 8 month
old, and you'd never pick up he's got
such limited sight, and probably has
since birth, he's quickly learned to com-
"He's just so good, a couple of flat
days after treatment then he just gets on
"Yes, it is a rare cancer but if they get
to it quickly enough survival rates are
The family has had to limit contact
with people while Finn is undergoing
treatment, even removing daughter
Anais, 21G2, from playgroup rather than
This has led Kelly to set up a
Facebook page, Fish Kisses 4 Finn, doc-
umenting his journey and keep people
up to date with what's happening.
"As you would expect in a small com-
munity a huge support network has
sprung up, not only through family and
friends, but through Facebook, the doc-
tors and nurses at the Women's and
Children's Hospital, Ronald McDonald
House where we stay when Finn's hav-
ing tests and treatment, Cancer Council
staff and volunteers," Kelly said.
All going to plan, Finn will undergo
his final round of chemotherapy in late
February, just before his first birthday
Finn's fight for sight
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THERE were some tears and anxious
moments when Hazel Edwards, of
Yorketown, sat down to let hairdress-
er Steph O'Brien shave off her hair at
the charity fundraising day at
Minlaton on Sunday.
Although Mrs Edwards was full of
confidence and could hardly wait for
the moment to come, it was her
daughter and granddaughter Carol
and Sherida Borghouts who were
Having raised $366 so far,
fundraising is still a work in progress
as Mrs Edwards aims to reach her
goal of $500 to support the SYP Relay
for Life and Cancer Council SA.
James McWaters, of Minlaton, also
decided to put his hair on the line for
the cause at the last minute.
Teams currently registered for the
SYP Relay were out in force setting
up stalls to raise some extra funds.
They will also share in the proceeds
from an auction held on the day.
Hazel has her
NEW LOOK... Hazel Edwards, of Yorketown, with granddaughter
Sherida Borghouts and daughter Carol after she lost her locks.
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LITTLE TROOPER... Finn Glazbrook, of Minlaton, with
mum Kelly and sister Anais, is proving to be a little
trooper after being diagnosed with retinoblastoma
(cancer of the eye). The 8 month old is currently
ABNORMALITY... The photo Kelly
posted on Facebook which showed the
abnormal white spot in Finn's left eye.
HEADER... A spur-of-the-moment
decision and James McWaters, of
Minlaton, also surrendered his hair to
Steph O'Brien's clippers.
Fish Kisses 4 Finn
A SMALL group of family and friends led by
Ebony Macgowan are establishing a trust
account to help with Finn's medical expenses.
"Our goal is to raise $20,000 to be used for
any expenses associated with Finn's treatment
now and in the future; any excess we raise will
be donated to a charity nominated by Kelly and
Daniel," Mrs Macgowan said.
"We have been overwhelmed by community
support already, our special Fish Kisses 4 Finn
wristbands have sold really well and we've held
a trading table, with some bigger events in the
Other members of the group include Angela
Hickman, Teresa Haywood, Stewart Germaine,
Gavin Porter and Jamie Baker.
For more information about retinoblastoma,
the group's activities and the latest updates on
Finn, visit www.fishkisses4finn.com.
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