Is it a bird? Is it a plane?
No, it’s Superman Slater!
Throughout May, Musgrave Hill State School have been raising money for Children’s Brain Cancer Research on behalf of Prep student, Slater.
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At 17 months old, Slater was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer known as Posterior Fossa Ependymoma, which is a tumour that grows on the Cerebellum and Brain Stem. Due to the severity of Slater’s condition, the brave infant has been given only a few months left to live.
Slater is a courageous 6-year-old who is described by his friends and family as ‘an absolute ray of sunshine.’
Musgrave Hill State School’s Prep Enrolment Coordinator, Brooke Pearce says, “He is just full of so much energy.”
“He’s the most beautiful [boy with] so much positivity. He’s just gorgeous,” says Pearce.
In support of their peer, Musgrave Hill State School are raising money for brain cancer on behalf of Prep student, Slater.
The school community will be holding a hero-themed parade and raffle on Friday 28 May to raise money and build awareness around brain cancer research.
“Hero Day for Slater is just a chance to celebrate Slater, to celebrate all the kids in our school and how important it is to take the time and enjoy life,” says Pearce.
“I think life goes way too quickly and sometimes we don’t just stop and take that moment.
“We’ve got some celebrities coming along to join in with the parade for Slater and then a whole heap of activities for the kids to do after the parade.”
Calling all HEROES!
Musgrave Hill State School will emulate Movie World for the day with superheroes from all walks of life joining in on the parade. Sporting stars (including the Gold Coast Titans), authors, police and fire crew, members from the defence force and plenty more will take part in the parade on Friday.
“One child every nine days dies of brain cancer. The main thing Hero Day is for us is the chance to raise awareness and funds for brain cancer research and take the time to enjoy the day with the kids,” says Pearce.
All funds raised by Musgrave Hill State School will go directly to the Children’s Hospital Foundation, where “Slater is one of the faces of children’s brain cancer for Brisbane,” says Pearce.
Keep a look out for Slater on the day as he cruises around in a Delorean with his toy Einstein, paying tribute to his heroes from Back to the Future.
“My son [Slater’s Prep buddy], myself and Deputy Principal [Luke Kineally] on Hero Day are dressing up as Slater because we feel that Slater is our hero,” says Pearce.
If you would like to donate to the Musgrave Hill State School fundraiser to support brain cancer research head to https://www.rafflelink.com.au/herodayforslater.
You can also directly donate to Slater and his family at https://au.gofundme.com/f/slatersfightagainstbraincancer?utm_campaign=p_cp_url&utm_medium=os&utm_source=customer.