Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Cash Knock Helps Family; $10,000 Win Brightens Spirits

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Cash Knock Helps Family; $10,000 Win Brightens Spirits

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Byline: Scott Sawyer scott.sawyer@scnews.com.au

A SIMPLE knock on the door has meant so much more to a Coast family battling through their daughter's gruelling cancer battle.

David and Jen Beal were visited earlier this month by the Today Show team, who came wielding a $10,000 block of cash to brighten their spirits.

It was a bright spot in a tough few years as their youngest child, daughter Avery, 4, battles acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

In early October she celebrated her first birthday with a clean bill of health, and if she can stay clear until next March, it will have been 12 months clear of cancer.

Jen's aunt set the plan in motion, tipping the Today Show off to her deserving relatives.

The rest was organised in secret, with TV crews and a group of friends gathering for the surprise early-morning visit to deliver the good news.

David said it was an amazing morning, and the money would help them buy a bigger car for their growing family, or take them on a much-needed break to Fraser Island. …

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