The Carter family will run in the City2Surf next month to help raise funds for the Cure our Kids charity. Their son, Josh, now 5, was diagnosed with brain cancer at age 13 months and since then his family has been coping with constant MRI scans, surgeries and chemotherapy treatments. The illness has also caused a loss of sight in his left eye. Dad Glen said his son has had chemotherapy courses, two brain surgeries and, in March, an MRI scan which showed an aggressive tumour prompting more chemotherapy. “Josh gets necklace beads from the charity every time he goes through chemotherapy as a token of his bravery,” he said. Cure our Kids has supported Josh at the children’s oncology clinic at Westmead by hosting support service days and organising activities for the whole family. The charity also arranges special outings for the kids and families, supplies groceries for the parent room on the Oncology Ward, gives the family of every child diagnosed a Survival Kit which helps get them through the first few days in hospital and funds music therapists who entertain the kids during their hospital stays. This year will be the family’s third time fund-raising for the charity. They are listed as Team Carter on the Everyday Hero fund-raiser website and are currently in first place with the most money raised and a goal of $20,000 this year. The City2Surf is on Sunday, August12.
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