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BEATING THE ODDS
Brain cancer survivor and co-ordinator of the Canberra Walk4BrainCancer Sarah Mamalai
with her sons Willie, 11, and Joe, 9, at their home in Pearce.
Photo: Matt Bedford
Survivor stands proud
Her two little boys Joe and Willie were just four
and 18 months old when Sarah Mamalai was
diagnosed with grade four glioblastoma
mulitforme brain cancer -- one of the most
aggressive and deadly cancers in existence.
"They said it was incurable," she said.
"It all went from normal, manic life to being
told I could die in three months."
The sudden news shocked the then 33-year-
old working mum and her husband Oscar to the
"I think it was harder for him," she said.
"We were both in shock but I couldn t fully
digest all the horrible things they were saying."
After seven harrowing years of treatment,
including two brain surgeries to remove a seven-
centimetre long tumour, Sarah was overjoyed to
celebrate her 40th birthday.
About 20 per cent of people survive brain
cancer while survival rates for the most fatal
form of brain cancer, glioblastoma, sit at just
5 per cent.
Setting big long-term goals was a strategy
Sarah said got her through some of the darkest
A year after her diagnosis she trekked the
Kokoda Trail and raised $50,000 for brain
cancer and after losing three friends to brain
cancer in 2011 she organised Brainstorm for a
Cure and raised a further $110,000.
Feeling more herself than ever, Sarah has her
heart set on making a change and combating
brain cancer in any way she can.
"I really want to be a voice because so many
people can t be," she said.
"There aren t many patients that can talk
about it. It sounds terrible, but people aren t
given long enough to live and their families are
She said it was surreal to be co-ordinating
Canberra s first Walk4BrainCancer event at
Stromlo Forest on Sunday.
The two-kilometre walk begins at 9.30am and
will include family-friendly fun and live
entertainment from talented teen musician Ned
Philpot and Canberra band The Casual Sets.
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PLANS FOR BELCONNEN
Plans for a new $1.8 million childcare
facility in Belconnen have been
submitted to the ACT Planning and
The Little Learning School will
require a fitout to an existing building
on Thynne Street, Bruce.
While there will only be minor
changes to the facade of the building
there will be significant landscaping
outside using existing mature trees.
The period for public representations
closes on December 12.
MARKETS SECURE BIGGER VENUE
The Handmade Markets will be moving to Exhibition
Park in Canberra next year to accommodate more
Rachel Evagelou, of Handmade Canberra, said
more than 500 people applied to have a stall at the
Handmade Markets, held four times a year at the
National Convention Centre.
"It s really hard to narrow it down and choose
stallholders. This year [for the December market] there
will be 182 stallholders that will have travelled from
all over the country," she said.
"The market will move next year to a larger venue
to accommodate more stalls. It will be out at EPIC, in
a renovated, beautiful pavilion.
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