PICTURES: Smiles for Georgie

GEORGIE'S BIG FIGHT 

GEORGIE'S MARKET READY TO GO

THE proverb that it takes a village to raise a child rings true in Eaglehawk today.

Hundreds are turning out to support a market organised for the family of little Georgie Manning, who is fighting for her life.

The brave two-year-old has primitive neuroectodermal tumours, a rare cancer characterised by clusters of tumours on the brain and spine.

Georgie is in the Royal Children's Hospital intensive care unit and her parents Nikki and Andy Manning recently moved their young family from Bendigo to Melbourne to be closer to the hospital.

Georgie was admitted to the Bendigo hospital in March, where a brain tumour was detected during an MRI. The toddler was then taken to Melbourne for surgery, but further tumours were detected.

The result was a diagnosis of the rare and aggressive cancer.

Today's market at Eaglehawk Secondary College will help the family with the costs of renting accommodation near the hospital.

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