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Golf day to raise funds for brave little leukemia sufferer

BRAVE FIGHTERS: Tayla, 3, with her parents Ross and Bree Corser and sisters Hannah (left) and Paige.
BRAVE FIGHTERS: Tayla, 3, with her parents Ross and Bree Corser and sisters Hannah (left) and Paige. David Nielsen

TAYLA Corser is one of the bravest girls living in Ipswich.

The blonde-haired, brown-eyed three-year-old is battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia - a cancer of the blood and bone marrow.

Her condition has had her in and out of hospital to receive regular doses of chemotherapy.

But despite her illness, the Chuwar youngster still wears a smile.

Her mum Bree Corser, 34, described her daughter as a "tough little girl".

"When Tayla was diagnosed with leukemia in January it was a complete shock - I didn't know what to think," Mrs Corser said.

"Tayla doesn't quite understand what's wrong with her.

"She knows her 'blood is sick' and that she has to stay away from germs."

To provide around-the-clock care for her daughter, Mrs Corser has had to leave her job as a dental assistant.

Her husband Ross, a RAAF avionics technician, has also had to take time off work to help look after Tayla and her two sisters Hannah, 6, and Paige, 8.

To support the family through their difficult time, members of the community have rallied to organise a Charity Golf Day which will tee off on Sunday.

The fundraising event will be held at Karana Downs Golf Club and is supported by the Karalee Community Association.

Cost is $35 per person for the four-player ambrose event.

There will also be live entertainment, food and drinks, children's activities and raffles to add to the fun.

To register your team or to make a donation phone Stacey on 0402 985 423 or email stacey2@live.com.au.

Mrs Corser, whose family moved to Ipswich from Sydney in 2009, said she was overwhelmed by the community support.

"To have people organise such a big event to help us out is unbelievable," she said.

Topics:  fundraising



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