Kingaroy's Geiger family says thank you

FAMILY: The late Lynda Geiger with two of her sons, Chris and Joe, and husband Darren. (Adam was away in New Zealand with Kingaroy SHS at the time.)
FAMILY: The late Lynda Geiger with two of her sons, Chris and Joe, and husband Darren. (Adam was away in New Zealand with Kingaroy SHS at the time.) Katherine Morris

OUR town said goodbye to Lynda Geiger on Monday but the support the community offered is still in the minds of the Geiger family.

Darren Geiger was taken aback by the amount of love and support they received during and after his wife's fight and wants to express his gratitude.

"It just makes you sit back in awe of the spirit that's in this place," Darren said.

"I knew there was a lot of good people in the community because I've dealt with them through work and sport and things like that but the people just following stories through Facebook and through the paper have just come out in support of Lynda and they might not have even known her but they see the story and they feel like they knew her and it was just fantastic."

A family fun day last year raised $18,000 for a van for Lynda to travel to Brisbane and get outside - something that would've been much harder without the help of the community.

Darren said the family was working through a tough time but the community support had made things easier.

"Lynda had this spirit and, although we knew the cancer was there, she got us feeling like she was just going to keep going."

Darren said the family was intent on continuing Lynda's great work and hoped to raise awareness for the Queensland Cancer Council, Crohn's disease and colitis - all illnesses which affected Lynda.

"There is an amazing amount of wonderful people out here and the way they pull together when something disastrous happens - it's just incredible."

Thank you

Local businesses and community groups.

Taabinga State School and Kingaroy State High School.

Wide Bay School Sport.

QLD Primary School Rugby League.

SB Cricket and rugby league communities.

Kingaroy Base Hospital staff.

Greenslopes Hospital staff.

PA Hospital staff.

Dr Fulcher and staff of SB Medical Centre.

Qld Bulls Masters.

Melanoma Awareness Foundation.

Blue Care staff.

Blooms Chemist.

And ,of course, beautiful family and friends.

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