Six-year-old cancer patient 'won't fight battle alone'
A BOLD new hair colour or even a close shave for a brave few will help boost the spirits of a six-year-old Coast boy undergoing another fight for his life.
The community has rallied around Bli Bli State School student Micah Murdoch, who is in Brisbane's Lady Cilento Children's Hospital battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia for the second time in his short life.
A global search is underway to find Micah a suitable bone marrow donor in a bid to overcome the cancer which has left him with ulcers in his mouth and bottom after a gruelling double-dose of chemotherapy to try and rid his body of the cancer cells.
His parents, Cathy and Jason, are an interracial couple and neither are suitable bone marrow donors.
Micah's little sister Maya is also unsuitable, meaning a worldwide search is on to find bone marrow donors of Filipino and European descent.
But the community isn't letting Micah and his family fight the battle alone.
Funds have poured in to a Gofundme page set up to help give Cathy some time off work to be with her son, while blood and plasma donations have been flowing from people eager to help any way they can.
A major fundraiser by the Bli Bli State School student council has been pencilled in for Saturday, March 18, with people set to shave or colour their hair to help raise funds.
A number of businesses have jumped on board to help, including White's Supa IGA Bli Bli, which will host the fundraiser from 8am-12 noon.
"We're very happy and pleased to be involved with supporting the campaign," White's Supa IGA owner Roz White said.
"It's the least you can do as a member of the community. It's about supporting each other in good times and bad.
"It's (fundraiser) a great testament to the spirit of this community."
Anyone keen to support the fundraiser can continue to make donations via the Gofundme page (search Micah's fight against leukemia), or private message the 'A HERO 4 MICAH' Facebook page with your email address to receive a sponsorship form.