School’s spirit helps Mia
TREGEAGLE Public School's giant garage sale has successfully helped ease the financial burden on the family of cancer sufferer, Mia Johnson.
As reported in The Northern Star last week, nine-year-old Mia is battling a rare cancer where the back of her nose meets her throat.
With her family at her side in Brisbane, the Mia Johnson Fundraising Team members set about raising funds for the family's rental home.
Spokesperson, Sherilee Matthews said that the group "was overwhelmed by the public's response to the plight of the Johnsons".
"The garage sale and other activities raised almost $14,000," Mrs Matthews said.
"People came and went all day. So many who don't even know the family, paid much more than the marked prices; others gave donations. It was absolutely unbelievable, heart-warming.
"We'd targeted $10,000 but as we passed that figure, the cheers rang out.
"Brad and Christie are so grateful to everyone who helped. They're overwhelmed, so grateful for that support.
"They can now continue to fight their battles knowing that while they might be in Brisbane as a family, they're not alone. They know people care and that means so much."
Finn Beck, 7, organised a Lego competition so "I can help my friend, Mia".
"I dismantled most of my Lego and brought it here. I'm so happy that I managed to raise $134 for Mia."