FUNDRAISER FOR MIA JOHNSON: Mia Johnson and her family need our help.
FUNDRAISER FOR MIA JOHNSON: Mia Johnson and her family need our help. Contributed courtesy Christie Johnson

Community's chance to help 9-year-old Mia fight with cancer

A FUNDRAISER to support ongoing care for Mia Johnson and her family will be held at Kadina High School tomorrow.

The nine-year-old underwent six weeks of radiation therapy through July and August but still has 10 weeks left of her 43-week chemotherapy treatment.

Mia will have scans in two weeks and if they are clear, her next scans will be in six weeks and then three months.

Her parents, Brad and Christie, resigned from their jobs and relocated to Brisbane to be with Mia and her brother, Kahn, while maintaining their rental property here.

Event spokeswoman Mandy Wells said Mia and her family really needed the community's help.

"Mia has cancer (embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma) in her throat and we want to do whatever we can to help," Mrs Wells said.

"We're showing Ice Age 4 - Continental Drift, and will have a barbecue, cake/coffee stall, a chocolate wheel, Lions' heads and tails, and a raffle.

"The night will be co-sponsored by the Lions Clubs of Lismore, Lismore City, and Goonellabah/ Wollongbar."

Inquiries can be directed to Mrs Wells on 0427 094 700.


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