Local boy Mitchell Luders is celebrating his transition to a teenager this week, turning 13 on Thursday 5th of February. On 30 August 2011 Mitchell and his family were given the devastating news that (then 9yr old) Mitchell had cancer. He had 2 large malignant tumours in his abdomen, a very rare and aggressive and are called Neuroblastoma. After many years of surgeries, aggressive chemotherapy, stem cell transplants, and relapses Mitchell is in recovery and against all odds is showing promising results.
Arriving home from hospital Mitchell and his family are celebrating on a small scale but encouraging the community to show Mitchell he is not fighting this battle alone by sending him their birthday wishes, card, letter, prayer etc. The wider Stockland Gladstone community was very touched by this humble request and have send dear Mitchell a present and a card from all the staff and retailers in the Centre.
We are encouraging other members of the community to get behind this simple request and send Mitchell a card on their own to help his family reach their target. Ifyou would like to join in and send Mitchell a birthday wish, card, gift, letter, prayer, etc you can send them to Mitchell Luders, P O Box 1480, Gladstone QLD 4680. He is hoping to get 13 cards for his 13th birthday - but it would be awesome to get 113 or more! You can read all about his story and donate on his facebook page 'Mitchell's Journey'.