Locals rally for Bec
The Dunsborough community has banded together to raise close to $20,000 for a local mother battling terminal bowel cancer.
Bec Williams was diagnosed with stage four cancer in July 2018. The tumour had metastasised to her liver, lung and lymph nodes. She was given 24 months to live.
A fundraising event was organised last month by friend Mitch Baker to help Ms Williams travel to Mexico for alternative therapy treatments.
Ms Williams turned to alternative medicine after experiencing horrendous side effects and limited success from chemotherapy.
More than 80 people attended the event at Wilyabrup’s Larry Cherubino Winery.
A four-course dinner was presented by esteemed chefs Seth James, of Wills Domain, and George Cooper, of Tiller Dining, plus a charity auction was held.
Naturalist Health Coffee and Eats co-director Mr Baker said he was heartbroken when he heard of Ms Williams’ diagnosis and was quickly inspired to help her with the treatment in Mexico.
“She’s such a lovely person Bec ... and always has a massive smile on her face,” he said.
Ms Williams will return to Mexico in November. “I’m trying to balance my quest to survive with actually living. I feel like happiness, laughter and love is the best medicine,” she said.
“The community has rallied behind me from the start. It doesn’t feel like thank you will ever be enough.
“I’m just so grateful, especially to Mitch, but to everyone who was involved for their efforts.”
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