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Thanks for your care

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December 01, 2017

GV Health Oncology unit mangager Linley Smith, Mary Coram unit manager Patricia Collier, Wendy Fitzgerald and Joan Fitzgerald.

Goulburn Valley Health was lucky enough to receive not one, but two wheelchair donations recently from Joan Fitzgerald in memory of her late husband Jack.

Mrs Fitzgerald said they had decided to give back to the facility after Mr Fitzgerald’s care in the Peter Copulos Wellness Centre and the Mary Coram palliative care unit.

‘‘I had already made a nativity scene, so we decided to raffle it,’’ she said.

After selling many tickets, Mrs Fitzgerald said they ended up with more than enough money to buy one wheelchair, so they set about raising enough to buy two.

She said the extra funds were raised through sales on a stall she and her daughter manned at the Girgarre Market.

But it was not the first time Mrs Fitzgerald had generously donated items.

She, along with her daughter, make several stuffed toys and similar items and send four packages each year to the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre after the facility cared for Mrs Fitzgerald’s husband when he was first diagnosed with prostate cancer 24 years ago.

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