Show helps fund life-saving op
A STANTHORPE mother of two who needs $60,000 for a life-saving operation has inspired a group of locals to swing into action.
The Stanthorpe Fundraising Group for Yasmin will hold a benefit show on Saturday to help raise the funds needed to save Stanthorpe local Yasmin McKillop’s life.
All proceeds will go to Yasmin, who was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2006 and has been battling the disease ever since.
So far, she has had two operations that have removed three tumours but the last tumour is wrapped around a blood vessel.
Fundraiser and Yasmin’s best friend, Keryn Drake, said time was running out to remove the tumour.
Renowned Australian neurosurgeon Professor Charles Teo has given the operation the thumbs up, saying he believed the best course of action was to remove the tumour completely, something he has successfully done before.
Yasmin, 30, is married with two sons and is the primary carer for her husband, who was blinded in a work accident. Ms Drake said Yasmin was a loving person and had a family that depended on her.
The benefit show will start at 6pm and will continue until midnight at the Stanthorpe Civic Centre.
The show on Saturday will feature gender illusionists Dianna Tunne’l – who will DJ the event – Emma Hardjett and Safira and bands such as Bevi Aqua, Today’s Friday and a host of local talents.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children and kids under five are free, with lucky door prizes and more.
Visit Stanthorpe Fundraising Group For Yasmin on Facebook for details on how to make a donation to the appeal.