On Saturday, volunteer fundraiser Alexander Petrou began walking 77km from Melbourne to Geelong to raise money in support of Royal Children’s Hospital patient Pixie Fitzgerald.
Last November, the brave five-year-old was diagnosed with a rare germ cell cancer and has since endured countless procedures including operations, chemotherapies and blood transfusions.
RCH oncologist Leanne Super said: “She is very bright, very bubbly, she’s doing all of the right things, and she’s coping extremely well.”
With a long road of treatments ahead, fundraisers are hoping to raise enough money for the family of five to extend their two-bedroom house so that Pixie can have a room of her own, and hopefully spend more time at home with her family.
Pixie’s mum Kylyn White said: “She’s amazing, she’s very resilient … she just takes it in her stride, she’s really happy, smiley, just like any five-year-old.”
To support Pixie go to www.pixiefitzgeraldfundraiser.com
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