Tyde receives support in his battle with Leukaemia
Ash & Ross, are the parents of a beautiful little boy from Dapto by the name of Tyde. Recently, this young family received the news that no family should ever need to hear. Their little boy was diagnosed with Leukaemia.
Last year, Ross was in an unfortunate horrific accident, which left him with a broken back, shattered hand and being unable to work. If limited income & current medical bills for Ross' rehabilitation due to the accident were not already enough, they will now need to financially and emotionally cope with the needs of their 2 year old's condition.
Tyde is currently receiving treatment at Sydney children’s hospital undergoing chemotherapy, and steroid treatment. At present he is unable to walk due to severe pain, and he has spent a majority of his young life in hospital. Luckily for Tyde, the Leukaemia Foundation has provided a home away from home for the family during Tyde’s treatment, with a unit 5 minutes away from the hospital.
Juggling Tyde’s hospital trips and caring for his 18 month old sister Ocean, and 5 year old sister Tylah, is difficult for the family and Tyde’s aunty; Jayde Wheatley knew the bills were still coming in. Jayde submitted an application for funding to the Illawarra Community Foundation from the funds raised during the i98FM Illawarra Convoy. The application was granted and the family will receive food and fuel vouchers to support them with Tyde’s treatment.
To help raise funds for the family, Figgie Bowlo hosted the “Fight for Tyde” barefoot bowls event on Sunday 21st of May where Mark Rigby, manager of the i98FM Illawarra Convoy, surprised the family and presented the food and fuel vouchers. The day involved barefoot bowls, live entertainment, raffles, auctions and over 180 adults and 50 kids turned out to raise funds to support Tyde and his family.
“It was a pleasure to present the family with food and fuel vouchers to assist with Tyde’s battle with Leukaemia,” says Mark Rigby, Illawarra Convoy Manager. “The funds raised by friends of the family at the Barefoot Bowls day, plus the support from the Illawarra Community Foundation, will assist the family during this difficult time and help relieve some of the financial stress and allow the family to concentrate on Tyde's treatment.”