CARYS Bradshaw, the eight-year-old girl from Sydney's northern beaches, fought for a rare brain tumor, is dead.
Her mother Rachel Lau has announced on her Facebook page that the little girl with her big heart spent her last days at Manly's Bear Cottage hospice for children.
Lau and Cary's father Jack Bradshaw said that their daughter's funeral will be held Thursday in St. Petersburg. Matthews Church at The Corso at Manly from kl. 11.00.
"We think wearing formal black does not fit this occasion, so we pray that the garment is respectfully casual, colorful and cheerful," Lau said on Facebook.
"We pray that people instead of flowers donate to wonderful Children's Hospital Bear Cottage, where Carys spent her last few days."
There will be a party to her life at the Queenscliff Surf Life Saving Club after the funeral from pm. 13.00.
"Both of these places were chosen specifically with Carys in mind," Ms Lau wrote.
"She was a typical male girl who loved playing around the beach and The Corso. She was also a proud Queensie Nipper and wanted to spend every summer Sunday morning enjoying a post Nippers sausage sizzle with her face covered in tomato sauce on SLSC . "
Carys, a popular student at Manly West Public School, began to get a headache and became ill in December 2016.
A doctor sent her to an MRI scan and she was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive brain cancer called diffuse internal pontin glioma or DIPG.
It has no cure, is useless and does not respond to normal chemotherapy. Carys was not expected to live more than 12 months.
Her parents who have a younger daughter, Maya, found a test in London in their home country in Britain, and the northern coastal community helped raise more than $ 300,000 for treatment so they could spend more valuable time with Carys.
It uses revolutionary robot-controlled technology. Tiny catheters, less than half a millimeter thick were laid in Cary's head to deliver chemotherapy drugs.
Mrs. Bradshaw gave up her work as legal secretary to move with her daughter to the United Kingdom.
So far, the family has spent $ 250,000 on the medical bills.
In November, Lau received news that doctors discovered that the brain tumor had spread so that the "robot" procedure was started.
Cary's passage and speech had been influenced.
However, Mrs Lau told Manly Daily in February that her daughter had become a member of the Girl Guide Group, Brownies, and had been riding.
Her mother said, "She never complains."  To donate to Bear Cottage, go to http://www.bearcottage.chw.edu.au/donate.php .
Please use the reference "Donation for Carys".