Emma Guyer was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumour at the age of 6, which was successfully removed and treated with radiation. Unfortunately the tumour returned in the spine when she was 8, but was again successfully treated.

She went with her family to Christchurch a few weeks ago for a three-monthly MRI scan – unfortunately doctors say that the tumour in her brain has returned. “Emma is doing whatever she wants to do,” says her mum, Jennifer Squire. “She is still recovering from a bypass, so she’s been quite tired, but she popped in to see her friends at school, which was nice,” she says.

What Emma really wants is to go to the Gold Coast in Australia and the family aims to do it as soon as possible.

A fundraiser for Emma’s bucket list trip will be held on 4 October, from 4.30 to 6pm, at the Hydroslide at Nelson Fun Park in Tahunanui. There will be raffles, bbq and a sausage sizzle. “And even a wee garage sale to make as much as they can for the holiday that Emma desires so much to make memories for the family and friends,” says her father Aaron Guyer.

“I’m very excited about the trip,” says Emma. “I just want to go there, especially for the theme parks and the beaches,” she says.

Anyone keen to help can also access Emma’s Givealittle.com page.

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