Anthony's Wish - State of Origin Dreams
Anthony is 42 years old who has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic Melanoma with a poor prognosis. The mole on Anthony’ foot was rubbing on his shoes so he decided to get it removed - he never thought it could be melanoma. But when he went back to the doctor to get the stitches out he was told that was exactly what it was. He was diagnosed with stage four metastatic melanoma, which has spread to his liver, groin, behind his knee and lymph nodes.
His wife Cecelia nominated him for a wish, to meet Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters, and whilst we tried hard to get his wish granted, we were unable to do this whilst the band was in the country. Instead to Anthony’s delight we organised a few days in Melbourne to attend the State of Origin Game 2. It was the news that both Anthony and Cecelia needed to hear, as that very day they had been told that Anthony’s cancer had spread to his brain.
Anthony decided to come to Melbourne and live his life. He loved being here for 3 nights with Cecelia and sent messages throughout the night to let us know they were having an amazing time. Anthony said when he got home “I just wanted to take time to thank you once again and i feel very lucky to have been on the receiving end of your generosity”. Thanks to our wonderful Ambassador Ben Roarty for securing some wonderful seats at the game for them.