Leah Anderson has only been given two to four years to live. Photo Contributed
Leah Anderson has only been given two to four years to live. Photo Contributed Contributed

Raising money for Benarkin woman Leah’s last wish

THE towns of Blackbutt and Benarkin are rallying to fulfil the last wish of a woman before she dies.

Leah Andersen, 38, who was born with cystic fibrosis has only two to four years of life left after her body rejected a lung transplant she received five years ago.

Because of health problems, including kidney failure from the anti-rejection drugs and infections, a new transplant is not possible.

Close friend Tracey Snell said Ms Andersen's last wish was to go on a holiday to see a bit of the country before she passes away.

"And we are just trying to help her out," Ms Snell said.

She wants to raise $10,000 so Ms Anderson can take a cruise around Australia, and also for a new wheelchair and portable oxygen maker that she would need to travel.

"She deserves a bit of a break," she said.

Various community groups are holding a fundraising dinner and dance at the Blackbutt Memorial Hall on December 12 at 6.30pm.

The Taromeo Country Music Club will provide entertainment.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and can be picked up on the night.

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