CANBERRA GIRL HAS AUSTRALIAN-FIRST ROBOTIC SURGERY
Image Credit – A Future For Freyja/gofundme.com
Messages of support have been pouring in on social media for a 6-year-old Canberra girl, who’s going in for more surgery today.
Doctors hope to remove a larger part of the tumour at the base of Freyja Christiansen’s neck.
It’s after she recently underwent an Australian-first robotic surgery to remove part of the tumour.
Since then, the little trooper has been battling fevers and side effects, while spending most of her time attached to machines and monitors.
But, as always, she manages to keep smiling!
If doctors find her bone isn’t cancer-free after today’s surgery, Freyja will need to undergo a third, more invasive surgery, involving reconstruction.
But her loved ones and the medical team hope it doesn’t come to that.
Freyja was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive cancer in 2016 – Clear Cell Sarcoma.
Her mum was originally told the cancer was inoperable and incurable.
Since then, Freyja’s family and the community have been putting endless effort into fundraising – to help get her overseas for treatment.
If all goes well in the coming weeks post-surgery, then they’ll be off to Prague for Proton Therapy.
Her family’s been told this is her only chance.