Lou's Wish - Start Your Engines!
Lou was treated to an amazing day at the SKYCITY Darwin Triple Crown V8 Supercars Championship the Hidden Valley Club and had a wonderful meet and greet with V8 Champion Jason Bright. Lou is a young 39 year old from Darwin. She is married to Bernie and have two children Jake 16 and Tayla 11 at home and Bernie has two older daughters Hope 31 and Cassie 27.
Lou’s Cancer journey started 2 years ago. She was diagnosed with appendiceal cancer (bowel cancer) which has metastasised to her ovaries, her diaphragm strap, gall bladder and other parts of her bowel. She has had several operations since her initial discovery of cancer after a routine appendectomy,
including a total hysterectomy andpertonectomy and she is currently on the second lot of chemo therapy and tires very easily.
For 5 years Lou has worked at the V8 supercars event in Darwin as an internal shuttle driver for all the spectators and had great fun doing it. This year she is unable to work but her sister Belinda knew she would have loved to be a spectator instead. Lou has a love of cars and racing
Through the AMAZING support & compassion from the Northern Territory Major Events Company Pty Ltd, in particular Pam, who fully donated a full day experience for Lou and her family to the SKYCITY Triple Crown V8 Supercars Championship the Hidden Valley Club. They were able to enjoy a 6 hour beverage package, a buffet luncheon, general admission and V8 Supercars Paddock access and admission to Race and Rock concerts where they enjoyed listening to Jimmy Barnes play some of his old favourites. Lou and her daughter Tayla were surprised with a magnificent meet and greet with Holden V8 Driver Jason Bright and chatted for more than an hour about all things racing.
Lou is now determined to support The Orange Pigeon and spread to others the work that we do. We are so glad that you got to experience such incredible days and thank the Northern Territory Major Events Company Pty Ltd, Jason Bright and also our Ambassador Ben Roarty who organised the meet and greet with Jason. So many magnificent elements working together to create such a magical day for Lou and her family.