Gladstone raises $5000 to help little boy battle leukemia

Pictured are Kash's family - Dad Adrian, Jazma, 6, Jemma, 8, Dylan, 10, and Blair, 12, at a family fun day raised to help in his battle against leukemia.
Pictured are Kash's family - Dad Adrian, Jazma, 6, Jemma, 8, Dylan, 10, and Blair, 12, at a family fun day raised to help in his battle against leukemia. Mike Richards GLA100214KASH

A BRAVE little boy is diagnosed with leukemia at 13 months of age and the heartbreaking diagnosis becomes a horrible reality for a Gladstone family.

Luckily, the support given to Kash Longmuir and his family of six has meant all the difference.

In a family fun day fundraiser last Sunday, John Holland and GPR Automotives collaborated to deliver a tangible show of love and community.

A keen contributor who jumped on board was Kymberley McCallum, who said the Longmuir family were full of hope during their time of adversity.

"We had amazing turnout to fundraise for Kash," she said. "Considering the wet weather, the day was absolutely fantastic."

As Kash undergoes chemotherapy and radiation treatment in Brisbane, Gladstone continues to rally for him.

A total of $5000 was raised on Sunday from raffles, face painting and hair shaving.

Dad Adrian and siblings Blair, Dylan, Jemma and Jazma returned to Gladstone to show their gratitude on behalf of Kash and mum Carmen, who remain in Brisbane.

The family wishes to launch its own charity, seeking to provide emotional and financial assistance to families suffering through the same ordeal.

In the meantime, you can follow Kash's progress and donate through the Facebook page aptly named Cash for Kash.

The courage of the Longmuir family has shone through to the local community, with businesses and individuals jumping on board to help in any way they can.



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