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A Birthday SOS for Phoebe

Phoebe's world was turned upside down when her 4-year-old son Denis was diagnosed with a brain tumor, undergoing surgery later that day.

By Steff WillisTuesday 16 Aug 2022SOSStation NewsReading Time: 2 minutes

It’s been a mentally and physically demanding season for Phoebe.

After multiple trips to the doctor and hospital it was discovered that her 4-year-old son Denis had a brain tumor. He was rushed to surgery that same day.

Following successful removal of the tumor, Denis underwent 33 radiation treatments which he completed last month at the Ronald McDonald House.

“It was shocking. You don’t know how to feel” Phoebe shared with 96five’s Ken and Nicky.

“We’re back home now, waiting for the next checkup next month.”

Phoebe has been by Denis’s side 24/7 since his surgery in April. Denis’ dad, Timaru, is a contractor and has been limited in the time he has been able to take off work. Extended family and their church community have been coming together to support the Tafa family including siblings Jenifa and Maggie.

Phoebe was nominated by a 96five SOS by a church friend, Bronwyn.

“It has been a mentally and physically demanding few months for Phoebe. Particularly in the 24/7 caring role but her faith has remained strong” Bronwyn said.

“Throughout this time she hasn’t had time for herself. A little bit of pampering on her birthday would be a lovely surprise.”

Enter the 96five SOS program.

Phoebe can relax with some Float Therapy at Float Oasis and pick out some goodies from online fashion boutique, Hallow Gorgeous. The Tafa family are also off to the Yatala Drive In movies and while they’re having fun as a family, Clean as Can Bee will help out with a 4hr house and garden package.

Watch or listen to the full SOS above.

A huge thanks to our sponsors for this Birthday SOS for Phoebe.

Hallow Gorgeous Boutique is a mother and daughter collaboration bringing customers the finest quality Australian owned, designed and wherever possible made, brands of jewellery, clothing, bags and accessories through a pleasant online experience.

Float Oasis helps you escape the stresses of daily life and unwind in our beautiful float & wellness centre tucked away in North Lakes. Floating, aka Float Therapy or Sensory Deprivation, is achieved by dissolving 500 kilos of Epsom salts into 900 litres of water in a purpose-built Float Pod.

Float Oasis Experience was given to Phoebe for her Birthday SOS

Source: Float Oasis Facebook

Clean as Can Bee help with Commercial Cleaning, Residential Cleaning, Clinical Cleaning, Property Cleaning, Carpet and Floor Care, Pest Control, Yard Care and Car Care.

Yatala Drive In is Brisbane & Gold Coast’s last original open-air Drive-In Motion Picture Theatre. It’s gates first opened on Sunday 27th October 1974, with only one screen and is now Australia’s most modern Drive-In Theatre, boasting 3 massive screens – the biggest of which is 33.5 metres wide!

Yatala Drive In Movies for Phoebe's Birthday SOS

Source: Yatala Drive In Facebook

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