Revheads rally for Madi’s cancer fight

CLARE NEGUSSound Telegraph

Despite constant trips to Perth hospitals for radiation and chemotherapy sessions to treat her brain cancer, Madi Molloy has not let the treatments send her into a spin.

It has been a tough few months for Secret Harbour’s Molloy family after doctors found a tumour in Madi’s brain.

Madi, 10, had the tumour removed at Princess Margaret Hospital on February 28.

Perth’s revheads rallied behind Madi at a special fundraiser during the Good Friday Burnout King event at the Perth Motorplex.

Fundraiser organiser Clint Powell said the total tally of money raised was yet to be finalised but the event had collected about $15,000.

Mr Powell said he was thrilled when 28 drivers agreed to take part in the fundraiser and auctioned rides in their passenger seats.

He said he was stoked when a two-minute ride in popular driver Ben Colgate’s car Stealth was sold at the event for $1180.

Drivers also collected gold coin donations from the Motorplex crowd.

“To see the looks on people’s faces, their big smiles, and on Madi’s face made it all worth it,” he said.

“I’d do it again in a heartbeat.”

Madi’s mother Natalie said the money would help ease the travel expenses, investigate further treatments and provide a few boosts for Madi during the tough times ahead.

“Clint has been awesome, we’ve only met him a few times and we can’t thank him enough,” she said.

“He’s part of the family now and Madi had an absolute ball on Friday night.”

She said Madi was “a trouper” who, despite losing some of her hair, continued to attend school and kept up with her dancing classes.

To find out more about upcoming fundraising events, including a gala auction night on May 31, search for Madi’s Miracle on Facebook.

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