I am writing this in the hope of getting a shout out to assist in gaining community support for a fundraising activity I am trying to coordinate to raise money for a local family, Brenton and Anna Schulz and their children Grace and Emily.
10 year old Grace Schulz has recently been diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer. The Schulz family live in Highfields and Anna Schulz has given up her full time job to stay in Brisbane with Grace at Royal Children’s Hospital for a myriad of tests, procedures and of course chemotherapy. All of these tests and treatments are a lead up to major surgery that is planned for July/August to remove the tumor in Grace’s femur. Grace has been unable to walk since the diagnosis due to the weak structure of the bone and will likely not walk for the best part of a year or more.
Little Emily Schulz is staying in Toowoomba with Dad Brenton, and Anna tries as much as possible to either get to Emily in Toowoomba or get Emily to Brisbane for a visit. Emily misses her Mum and sister a lot!
As you can imagine, the emotional rollercoaster that the Schulz family is on is only made more difficult with the financial burden of maintaining a mortgage, expenses for travel, hospital stays and medical care. Grace attends school at Highfields State School and I have tried to access their school oval to host a Family Fun Beanie day and monster garage sale however we due to lack of public liabiity insurance it wasn’t possible.
All we need is a venue with some grass to play some games with the kids, have a BBQ and a space for people to bring unwanted goods to sell for this charity. I have also started making a wide range of Butterfly Beanies to sell to raise additional funds. We are going to ask people on the day to wear a beanie or purchase one of ours to support young Grace who after her second round of chemotherapy has already lost her hair.
I am also looking for volunteers to help before hand and on the day, loans of equipment (eg tables, BBQ, shade tents), clowns, a face painter and anyone who has any further bright ideas for fun!! If we can get this day off the ground we are looking to hold the event on Sunday 26 June and Beanies will be a must by then I’m sure!!
I have set up a bank account for donations and will be meticulously keeping record of all funds contributed in order to maximise use of every dollar.
Bank Deposits for donations
Schulz Family Appeal
c/- Joanna Harris:
BSB – 804 002
Account – 1533371
IMPORTANT – Please put reference with your initial and family name
0403 604 202