Talaya Close with her mother Amanda.
Talaya Close with her mother Amanda.

Help save a little girl's life

TALAYA CLOSE is a seven-year-old Ballina girl with a rare brain tumour. When the tumour was diagnosed, about 18 months ago, Tal-

aya was only given a year to live.

Now approaching her eighth birthday, Talaya is desperately in need of last chance, life-saving surgery.

The tumour is impacting on her sight, hearing and memory.

There are only three surgeons in the world who would attempt this dangerous operation and one of them is Sydney neurosurgeon Dr Charlie Teo.

The operation is booked for the beginning of August, but Talaya and her family need our help to raise the $50,000 for the surgery.

Ballina Squash Centre is holding an event to raise funds for the appeal this Sunday. All court hire fees on the day will be donated directly to the Help Talaya Appeal.

There also will be a barbecue in the car park. Bring the family and friends along for a game of squash, racketball, volleyball or basketball and support a good cause. Contact the Ballina Squash Centre to make a reservation.

More information on the appeal can be found at www.helptalaya.org.au, or you can contact family friend Helen Hanslow on 6681 5740.

Donations can be also made directly at the Commonwealth Bank in Ballina, or sent to the Help Talaya Appeal, PO Box 313, Ballina.



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