Second Chance Santa funds help family dealing with cancer

Second Chance Santa winner Teena Quinn.
Second Chance Santa winner Teena Quinn. Contributed

A FINANCIAL boost to help her family deal with cancer was what Wurdong Heights woman Teena Quinn wanted from Santa.

The Observer crew may not have the magic ability to slide down chimneys, but with our Second Chance Santa competition, we have been able to make life a little easier for Teena and her family.

After liking The Observer's Facebook page, clicking on the Second Chance Santa competition app and entering details on what she wished she had received for Christmas, Teena won her prize of $1000 cash, to use at her discretion. Teena was shocked by her win.

She even double checked to make sure she wasn't falling for a scam.

At the time of entering the competition, Teena's father-in-law Laurie Payne was in Royal Brisbane Hospital undergoing radiation, chemo, and surgery, to fight off cancer. Her wish was that her family could afford flights to visit Laurie.

This extra bit of money comes at the perfect time for the family, who will soon travel to Brisbane to bring Laurie home.

He will be surrounded by loved ones as he continues his battle.

Laurie Payne and his grandchildren Olivia and Nathan. Photo Contributed
Laurie Payne and his grandchildren Olivia and Nathan. Photo Contributed Contributed


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