Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Appeal from the heart
Zoe Wood has a smile that penetrates deep into people's hearts, and hopefully wallets.
From the Herald Sun in Australia:
Liver transplant recipient Zoe Wood, 2, is the face of this year's Good Friday Appeal, which aims to raise even more than last year's $11.8 million.
And the honour couldn't come at a better time for Zoe and her parents, Eddie and Joanna Wood, of Mt Martha, who call last year the worst of the family's life.
"Zoe really deserves some time in the limelight after what she's been through,' Mr Wood said.
Zoe was diagnosed with a liver tumour in late 2006 and by the middle of last year, her parents and three siblings learned a transplant was her only option.
After months of chemotherapy, a frightening four-month wait ended in September when a liver from a donor became available.
Zoe is now free of cancer. For the complete story and information on how to donate to the campaign click here.