Chris O'Brien Fundraising

By Colleen Scalone

My Updates

Tuesday 8th Jun
Over the last 6. months, things have certainly changed dramatically for us. My husband Nick, who is a healthy 60-year-old, had a number of seizures on Christmas eve 2020 in the local supermarket. We have had untold tests and more seizures. It has now become apparent that it is due to a brain tumor. We are awaiting news on its aggressiveness - currently, we know it is at least a grade 3 astrocytoma. The Chris O'Brien Lifehouse is an amazing place with amazing people. We need to raise more money for more research into brain cancer. I do hope you watched Brindha Shivalingam on 'A Current Affair' Monday 7 June 2021. She is a wonderful, compassionate person who is also a past Newington mum and Head Neurosurgeon (as is Lisa Horvath who has been a godsend for us during this time and she is also the director of Medical Oncology at the Lifehouse). Lisa is also a Newington mum.
The problem the doctors have with dealing with such a rare type of cancer is that there is a real lack of funding for research with respect to the more. common types of cancer like lung, liver, etc. Any money we can raise to help this will go straight to this cause.

Thank you to my Sponsors

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Ben, Jasper And Oscar Walsh

Dear Ms Scalone - we wish your husband a speedy recovery. Thank you for all the support you have given us transition to high school and beyond. With love from the Walsh Boys

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Skontos Family

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Christina Scalone

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Nicole A Williams

So grateful to be able to support a great cause and support team.

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Suzane Peponis-brisimis

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Maria Tama & Joe Pirreca

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Dawson Myers Family

With all our love XXXX

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Fiona Chilcott

Your family are in our thoughts Colleen. We wish you all strength and peace at this difficult time.

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Jennifer And Michael Evans

Our thoughts are with you and your family, Colleen. Thank you for sharing your story.

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Helen Graham

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Ruben, Rooshdiya And Rohan Merani

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Fiona Moore

Thinking of you and sending all our best wishes and love. Charlie Auld & family

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Barbara Sutton

Wishing you and your family strength during this difficult time.

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Lachlan Ward Via His Parents

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Farah Family

Colleen, you are an incredible person and are a constant source of strength and encouragement for our boys. Now it is our turn to give you and Nick all our love, strength and well wishes.

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Tragotsalos Family

Our thoughts and prayers are with you xx

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Di Cristo Family

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The Mccrosties

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George Evans And Family

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Claire & Zac Neil

Colleen, my heart goes out to you and your family. Such a difficult time. Claire Hi Ma’am I am very sorry to hear about your husband having difficulties. Zac

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Telma Tollemache

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Jonah, Isaac And Tristan Holmes

You have been such a rock for our boys Colleen - we hope you realise how much the Newington community loves and supports you. This is such a worthy cause and we’re so glad to assist you in reaching your goal.

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Damien Cave & Diana Oliva Cave

Our thoughts are with you in this difficult time, Colleen, and please know that your candor and willingness to share (and write) is noticed and greatly appreciated. May grace and dignity follow you as you persevere.

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Angela Knoph & Christian Knoph

Thinking of you, Nick & your family Colleen! What a wonderful cause! ❤️

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Jessica Guthrie

From Marley Smith and family, our best wishes to you and Nick on his journey. Xx

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Alise Croft

All the best Colleen, thoughts are with you and your family.

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Helen Lagis For Christian Taylor

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Jo Santas

Such a great cause for lifehouse, they have and continue to help my dad with his cancer. Fantastic people Colleen & Nick, always remember I’m here for you both xxx

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Victoria Freeman

A small donation fir a very worthy cause! Good Luck 🤞

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Cheryl Priest

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Sam Katsieris

Wishing you and your husband a good recovery from Sam Katsieris

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Melissa Kang

Wishing you and your husband strength through this journey! Sending our love Melissa and Daniel Jameson and Tyler Kang

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Miles & Tracy Jenkinson

Wishing your husband a speedy recovery and our thoughts and prayers are with you Colleen.

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Gabrielle Small

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Jude Ramsay & Family

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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Sophie Campbell

Dear Colleen, so very sorry to hear the news about Nick. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sophie, Nathan and Macauley Campbell

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Balding Family

Colleen, thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. The Balding Family.

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Nick, Ingrid, Lucas & Benji Socratous

Our thoughts and love are with you during this difficult time xo

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Spencer Family

All our thoughts and prayers are with you. Tom

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Sutherland Family

Thoughts and best wishes are with you and the family.

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Jenny Mullineux

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Anonymous

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Philippa, Pete, Anja & Hugo Baker

Colleen, we know your family’s journey at the Lifehouse won’t always be easy but we hope it is filled with love, light and occasional laughter. The Baker family

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Ange Ilton

Thinking of you Nick and Colleen.

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John, Melina, Anthony, Ethan And Alexander Gregoire

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Xander Wallace And Family

Sending love and well wishes from Xander and family x

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Anonymous

Sending strength and lots of love to you and your family Colleen. X Hayden & Rowan

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Kerrie Zabaks

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Jenny D

Thinking of you both during this time. Nick, you have an army of people behind you supporting you!

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Bernard And Toni Lising

Wishing you good health and happiness!

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Julie Chanter

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Leed Family

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Diane Kessikidis

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Angus Edwards

Dear Ma'am I am so sorry to hear about the challenges you are facing. You give all the Newington boys so much strength and support I hope you can feel the love coming back to your family. From Angus Edwards

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Anonymous

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Anonymous

Our very best wishes and hopes

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Vicars Family

Our thoughts are with you.

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Anonymous

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Torinda Tama

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Margaret King

Thinking of you, along your journey, best wishes.

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Oscar Walsh

Dear Ms Scalone I’m really sorry and hope this helps. You have been such an amazing person as I’ve started Y7 and I can’t imagine what this must be like for you and your husband.

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Anonymous

Dear Colleen, sending our best wishes, from the Love family.