Last updated 5:55 PM on 27 August 2013
The faces of Merimbula Public School students lit up today as Alice and Nat from Camp Quality entertained them with a puppet show. Puppets Kylie and Dean stole the show with their wonderful story. It was a story of how Kylie shared the experience of cancer with a friend called Dean, helping Dean to understand what cancer was about so that he could become a more supportive friend.
The performance was another way of raising awareness about cancer and educating the school's children about the affect that comments and questions other children make can have on those who have cancer. The performance also shared details about what cancer treatment entails and how children can support others suffering from cancer.
The free performance is offered in schools where students are having treatment for cancer. The Westmead Children's Hospital, with support from the school and the Cousins family, kindly organised this visit to support a Year 5 student at the school who is currently receiving treatment for leaukemia at the Children's Hospital. It was also to support other children whose family and/or friends are currently affected by cancer.
This support follows a school fun run, the 'Run For Ryan', which raised over $8000 for the student's family, and the successful community charity auction held at the Tura Beach Golf Club which raised the family a massive $27000 to support them when having time off work to travel to and from the hospital for 8 months.
The final message Alice left for the students was "Don't forget, laughter is the best medicine".
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