FACING hardship with her boy diagnosed with a brain tumour three months previously, Alisa Blackshaw was in despair.
It was then that charity Country Hope came to the Wodonga mother’s aid and it has ever since, with fuel cards, food vouchers and money to repair her car as she’s faced regular trips to Melbourne for son Seth, 9, to undergo chemotherapy.
Since his diagnosis in January 2017, Seth has had regular four to five day stints in Melbourne with the tumour now regarded as stable.
An operation will be done in the capital on Saturday to remove a device from Seth’s chest used for infusion.
At the same time the 31st annual Albury Wodonga Toy Run will be unfolding with proceeds aiding Country Hope.
Conducted by Party Unlimited Motorcycle Club, the event will run from 9.30am at St Ives Hotel on Lincoln Causeway, with bikers invited to participate for a $5 donation.
Ms Blackshaw urged big support for the run, saying her ordeal reflected Country Hope’s importance.