ON September 27 the Rippley’s Farewell Dinner will be held at the Cootamundra Ex Services Club to raise funds for Paul Wilcox and his family.
Mr Wilcox has a rare form of cancer known as a Pancoast Tumour. The tumour is inoperable as it’s wrapped around the main artery that feeds blood to the brain and is already starting to cause a series of small strokes. After numerous rounds of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery Mr Wilcox’s body isn’t responding to regular treatment.
A radical treatment called Radiowave Cancer Therapy also known as Microwave Therapy has given hope to Mr Wilcox and his family. This treatment is expensive, not covered by Medicare and only offered in Perth, WA. To make matters more difficult he’s unable to fly due to medical reasons.
Family and friends of Mr Wilcox are hoping to raffle and auction off as many prizes as they can get. All businesses that donate will have their business advertised throughout the night and a thank you card after the event to inform how much money was raised. The family is counting on the kindness and generosity of strangers to help this family in need.
Community members are being encouraged to follow the ‘Paul’s Progress’ Facebook page for more information regarding the event and his treatment.