Legacy Ambassador Spotlight: Georgia
They don’t come much braver than our Legacy Ambassador Georgia Maguire ?
Georgia was only four years old when she was diagnosed with a supratentorial ependymoma.
Over a period of 18 months she endured three major brain surgeries, chemotherapy and radiotherapy and continues follow up care for the long-term effects from cancer treatment, including regular music therapy sessions.
Like many kids, Georgia loves chocolate! Georgia also loves baking! Throughout her treatment Georgia was determined to live her best life despite the challenges before her. As a distraction and something to look forward to, Georgia and her mum Jacinta started “12 Months of Chocolate Baking”.
Every month when Georgia felt well enough, she chose a recipe with chocolate and would bake it with Jacinta. This inspired a wonderful group of their family and friends to create The Chocolate Monsters.
Over the last three years The Chocolate Monsters have raised almost $50,000 in support of paediatric cancer research and care. They are committed to continuing to raise awareness and funds to support the RCD Foundation and to honour our brain cancer heroes.
We were lucky enough to have Georgia perform at our Brainy Breakfast in May. We don’t think there was a dry eye in the house after her heart-warming performance of her self-penned song about the strength she needed in her battle with brain cancer. You can watch Georgia’s full performance below.
Thank you Georgia for sharing your journey with us, you’re an inspiration!