Car up for grabs to help raise funds for GC mum battling brain tumour

Gold Coasters could score themselves a brand new car by donating to help an Ashmore mum of three undergo surgery for a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer.

Jennah Maurovic, 26, has been diagnosed with a life threatening Pineal Cystic Tumour, after she lost hearing in her right ear while pregnant with her third child.

Despite worsening symptoms, including blacking out while driving her three young children to school, Ms Maurovic says the public health system won’t operate to remove the tumour.


She has since enlisted the help of acclaimed neurosurgeon Dr Charlie Teo, who has performed more than 100 successful Pineal Cystic Tumour removals.

However, Ms Maurovic’s health insurance won’t cover Mr Teo’s $100,000 fee for the procedure as it is deemed “high risk”.

Frizelles McCumber Family

Jennah Maurovic with her fiance Zac McCumber and their 3 children. PHOTO: Supplied by Frizelle Sunshine Group

With not enough money to fund the surgery, Ms Maurovic’s fiance Zac McCumber approached his boss at Frizelle Sunshine Group and was blown away with their response.

The Frizelle Sunshine Group together with Rotary agreed to raffle off a car to raise funds for the young couple –  donating a Fiat 500 Lounge 1.2 manual valued at $24,598.

Gold Coasters can purchase tickets to win the car, with all the funds from tickets sales to be donated to cover the costs of Ms Maurovic’s surgery.

Tickets cost $100, and there are only 1000 available for purchase. They are on sale until September 14, and can be purchased here:

Carla is a full time journalist, presenter and announcer for 102.9 Hot Tomato and, joining the team towards the end of 2011. When she is isn’t busy presenting all of myGC’s videos, bringing you the latest news or chatting live on air, Carla will often be found scoping out the hottest local events. Carla holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Bond University, where she graduated with number of First in Class and Dean’s List of Academic Excellence awards. Carla is also a well-regarded MC, singer and actor. Some of her credits include hosting the Australia’s Next Top Model Queensland Auditions for Foxtel, guest starring on Toybox for Channel Seven, and performing as Mrs Banks in The Arts Centre Gold Coast’s production of Mary Poppins.

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