A Wongarbon family has been overwhelmed by the community support for daughter and sister Teagan Ferguson.
Teagan was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in November 2015, and spent most of the past 12 months at Sydney’s Westmead Children’s Hospital.
She has recently been able to return home, just in time to receive a $3000 donation from Bikers Australia Central West.
The money is the proceeds of last Sunday’s Dice Ride and Show and Shine, which saw 70 motorcyclists and about 100 Wongarbon locals unite to raise funds for the Ferguson family.
It’s the latest fundraiser in honour of Teagan. Earlier this year, a number of her fellow Rural Fire Service volunteers shaved their heads, while Team Teagan took part in the annual Relay for Life.
Teagan’s mum Susanne said the family was feeling “very humbled”.
“You just sort of really don’t know how many people are your friends until something like this happens and everyone comes out and supports you,” she said.
“It’s pretty amazing.”
Even complete strangers had come out of the woodwork to help the family, Susanne said.
Friday’s donation came in the form of fuel and supermarket vouchers.
“It helps us to be able to put food on our table and the fuel...if we have to drive down to Sydney by car,” Sue said.
“Thank you to everyone in the community for helping us. There’s some amazing people out there.”