By Meg Kennedy
Less than a year ago Jack Tyter was just like any other eight-year old little boy.
After complaining of a headache, Jack is now fighting for his life – becoming just one of 300 children in the world who are diagnosed with a grade 4 glioblastoma multiforme: the most aggressive form of brain tumour.
A fundraiser to help former Bacchus Marsh residents Damien and Sonia Tyter is set to be held at the Commercial Hotel in Ballan this Sunday (July 7), where father Damien worked as head chef for four-years before the family relocated to Queensland.
Jack is being treated with 33 doses of radiation therapy, as well as an oral chemotherapy treatment, and is in hospital for five-days a week.
Commercial Hotel owner Joc O’Connor decided to help raise funds for his former employee and his family.
“(Jack) is an 8-year old kid, and to have that put on him and his family is just no good.” said Mr O’Connor.
“All we can do is a little bit to make it easier for Jack’s journey, however long it takes.”
Mum Sonia Tyter said that, “Joc and Jill are amazing bosses and beautiful people, we are very lucky to still have them in our lives.”
Prizes have been donated from locals and businesses for the event to auction, as well as a raffle to be held.
Jack’s fundraiser will be held at the Commercial Hotel in Inglis St, Ballan on Sunday, 7 July at 2pm.
Donations to the ‘Jack’s Journey’ GoFundMe page can be made at https://www.gofundme.com/f/8gbuq-jack039s-journey, with over $7000 being donated to date.
If you would like to donate to the Tyter family, drop into The Commercial Hotel at 151 Inglis St Ballan or contact 5368 2032.