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‘No matter what way you think of it, a child should never die before their parent. The pain was unbearable.’ – Dee, Scott’s mum.

At 24, Scott felt at the top of his game. A busy young chef in a popular café in Mount Gambier, spending down time with friends in his small local community in regional SA, he had his whole life ahead of him.

But one day, Scott realised his recurring headaches were not going away.

After six months trying to find someone who would listen to him, an MRI scan revealed a tumour the size of a grapefruit growing in his right frontal lobe.

“The moment the results came through, our lives changed overnight,” said Dee.

Within an hour of diagnosis, Scott was on a plane to Adelaide, flying away from Mount Gambier and all the familiarity of home, for emergency surgery that would remove a quarter of his brain.

Scott was to stay at Cancer Council’s Greenhill Lodge during eight weeks of gruelling follow up treatment he needed in Adelaide. Here, Scott found he could access all the support he needed.

 “The cancer nurses, counsellors and staff at the Lodges filled the void for us while we were away from family. They were absolute angels” – Dee

They met a team of compassionate and caring people who knew exactly what they were going through and how to help. Scott found people he could talk to, families going through the same thing. The counsellors, social workers and team of volunteers carried them along, week after week.

I want to donate to provide support like this to regional South Australians when they need it most

Families like Scott and Dee’s, away from the comfort and familiarity of home, need all the support we can offer. Your help will provide support at every stage, from calls to a cancer nurse on 13 11 20, providing free and confidential information and support on all aspects of cancer, accommodation facilities in Adelaide for country people affected by cancer, and their carers, and transport people affected by cancer to and from vital treatment.

With your generous support, all South Australians impacted by cancer will have the support they need, across every stage of the cancer experience.

Your kind support today means regional South Australians diagnosed with cancer will always have a place to call home.