My beautiful friend Liz has recently found out her 17 year old son Rhys has Ewing Sarcoma and his prognosis is not good. Our small country community is rallying around their family to show our support. I was honoured to be able to take some precious photos for them on the weekend as they put on a brave face.
They have a rough time ahead of them and I hope by sharing their story and their photos with you all that we can generate more support for them. Please share this and if you have a spare few dollars please donate to Rhys' My Cause Page.
"No one plans to outlive their children.
This is the heart wrenching reality for Brett and Liz who have recently received news that their 17 year old son, Rhys, has Ewing Sarcoma.
Ewing Sarcoma is a rare form of bone cancers that affects young children and predominantly adolescents. It is a family of cancerous tumours that grow in or on the bone and soft tissue near the bone. In most cases, if detected at an early stage and the tumours haven't spread, it can be treated with a combination of chemotherapy, surgery and radiotherapy.
However, in Rhys’ situation, this is not the case.
Devastatingly for Rhys a tumour formed on his hip which has metastasized to his shoulders, ribs, spine, skull and lungs. For patients detected early, the five-year survival rate is close to 70%. In Rhys’ case, the five-year survival rate is 20% to 30%.
Brett, Liz, Rhys, and brothers Zac, Charlie, Lewis and sister Jorja, are now faced with the unenviable prospect of being separated from each other and their small rural farming community of Wudinna – 600 kms from Adelaide, to be with Rhys whilst he is receiving his treatment.
We want to raise funds to help ease the financial pressure off this wonderful family and in doing so assist them in giving Rhys the best care and support possible." - Please donate if you can to Support For Rhys Habermann
Please show your Support For Rhys Here