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.
- Head to the GoFundMe page to donate to Leah's cause