cancer sucks :/

By Mia Connors

I’m fundraising for Cancer Council Victoria to help stop cancer.

Hi everyone! Last summer, my brother Matthew found out he had a cancerous tumour growing on his liver. It grew to 4kg before he had to undergo intensive and dangerous surgery to remove it. Unfortunately, the cancer came back, and he has since had to undergo intense chemotherapy as well. We still don't know the cause, nor the type of cancer. 


I've decided to shave my head to raise funds and awareness, so that hopefully one day others won't have to go through the same as him. All contributions are welcome. Thank you so much! 

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Thank you to my Supporters

$104.40

Edna’s Customers :)

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Naseer Sahi

Hi Mia, Great work in raising funds. Would like to wish speedy recovery for Matthew. Best regards Naseer - Telstra

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Nadine Arzuman

Hi Mia, All the best for your brother. I'm keeping you and your family in my prayers and your new hair looks awesome :) Congrats on reaching your goal!

$10

Anonymous

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Katrina

Proud of you Mia !

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Anonymous

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Alex Scukovic

Hi Mia, I work with you dad. It’s such an incredible thing your doing for your brother.

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Alisha Mcwilliam

Hey Mia I’m a work mate if your dads and I just wanted to say how inspirational you are and how dedicated you are to your family - just like your dad! Tim and family thinking of you during this terrifying time x your work village is here for you

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Baker Family

Mia, a really impressive performance in this effort to support your brother! Look after yourself, Tim, Matt and your mum and be very proud of yourself, keep everyone positive, our thoughts and prayers are with you for the best possible outcome.

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Anonymous

Congratulations, Mia. Well done on being an active measures to support cancer research and those impacted. You're a good sister.

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Rocky Centofanti

Hi Mia, Its great to hear how much you care about your brother and all your efforts to raise funds and awareness. I wish Matthew all the very best.

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Walter Nasreddine

We are thinking of you guys and hoping for a good result.

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Anonymous

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Mark Campbell

Great initiative Mia, My thoughts are with the Connors family

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Nicole Moyle

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Andy Lee

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Judith Meadows

What a wonderful effort, darling girl.

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Narayan Matthews

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Anonymous

❤️❤️

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Sally Watts

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Joseph Cercone

It takes a really special person to go out of their way to create change to help others. This is really great stuff, Mia!

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Charlotte Emily Spiteri

You are phenomenal! Sending all of my love! P.S. can't wait to see you rock the shaved head look xo

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Bethany Lyon

Doing absolutely incredible things Mia ❤️ good luck and congratulations x

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Cheryl Hicks

Thanks for doing this Mia, was hoping I could donate $ somehow. Shaving your hair is fantastic.

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Anonymous

Well done Mia, so proud of you, Cathie x

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Adam & Casey

Stay strong Matthew! ❤️

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Mee Family

Big love from the Mees ❤️

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Simpson Family

You’re so strong Mia, you and your family are always in our prayers and we are only a phone call away if you or the family ever needs anything

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Edna's Customers :)

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James Walby

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Kelly Stanton

Hi Mia, You’re doing an amazing and beautiful thing Mia ...just like you really! Sending love and strength to the Connors family esp Matthew from the Stockton familyxx

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Grant Enders

Well done Mia - fantastic support for Matt and your entire family. Thoughts and prayers.

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Anonymous

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Breanna

You legend!! Lots of support for you and your brother!!!

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Nick Klein

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Bernadette Batten

All the very best to you Mia, to Matthew and Maria and Tim as you deal with this. big love from the Batten Family xx

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Jinglin Wen

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Martinez Family

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David Leviston

What an amazing sister you are to Matthew! Devastating news to learn that Matthew is so ill. Thank you for what you are doing.

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Sam Proud

❤️

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Ally Varvarigos

So ridiculously proud of you Mia ❤️

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Michael Mcmaster

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Michael Beech

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Brett & Marie Smith

G'day Mia; We knew Matthew was sick and were afraid it was something like this. We only know him on-line, but he has an open invitation to come visit whenever he can. He's always been such a nice bloke and helps so many people, including us, with his knowledge & experience. You, Matthew & all your family are in our hearts and desperately hope he recovers. All our love Brett & Marie Ellura Sanctuary

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Paul Challis

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Alex Tauman

Wishing you a speedy recovery Matt! Missing you up here in fnq

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Mamiko Seki

Stay strong Matthew!

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Greg Calvert

I'm really sorry to hear that Matt is sick. Cancer is a terrible scourge and hope that my donation can go some very small way towards the battle. I love what you're doing and wish you all the best with it

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James Comito

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Lauren Lamb

Sending all my love and thoughts.

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Halvard Aas Midtun

Beat the shit outa this fucking cancer Matt so you can come catch bugs with me again

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Erin, Ellie And Georgia

Get better Matt! Much love from the rotary gang

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Tyler Mcrae

❤️❤️

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Emma Broughton

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Matthew Chappell

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Julia Yoannidis

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Valerie Cornet

Sending all my love and wishes Matt ❤

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Patrick G

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Mackenzie Severns

A brave & thoughtful way to support your brother, Mia! Matt, I’m thinking of you & wishing you all the best at this tough time.

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Florence Dawn Sefton

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Rachel Neil

<3 Was devastated to hear about Matt’s cancer, sending hope for a speedy recovery

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Sharon De Loryn

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Georgia Robinson

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Tom O'grady

<3 Matt

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Freya Halse

So sad to hear Matt is unwell!! Praying for him 💖

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Shyla

Cancer sucks. Love and prayers your way 💕

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Ziheng Tang

Stay strong Matt, hope to see u soon

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Jake Derby

Mia this is awesome! Matt, I miss you heaps and can’t wait to go find some bugs when I get back to Australia ❤️

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Shane Oates

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Olivia L

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Sean Younf

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Chris Mitchell

Awesome Mia! We're all here for you Matt!

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Zandalee

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Possumpete

Well done keep it up, get well soon Matthew.

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Alessandro Froldi

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Will Collins

Amazing stuff Mia! Wishing you all the best Mat, good luck with everything. :)

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Kevin Bairos-novak

Wishing you all the very best in your recovery Matt!! We miss you buddy! Good on you and good luck Mia!

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Zuyi Sun

stay strong Matthew!! xxx

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Anonymous

Stay strong Matt, I'll be seeing ya soon!

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Conor Morrissey

Best wishes to all! Matt is in our hearts ❤️❤️

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Anonymous

Dear Mia, thinking of you and Matthew every day. Take care, stay positive, and live each moment with love. xxx Dee Petersen

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Anonymous

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Ellen Stockton

So incredibly proud of you Mia!!! You and the fam are some of the best people out there and I already know you're gonna rock the look! Sending so much love to you all xxxx

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Ranald & Family

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Anonymous

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Francoise Borg And Family

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Leanne Kelly

Thinking of you all Mia and what a wonderful thing you are doing to support your courageous brother. I also work with your dad and he is a genuine legend. I really hope you smash your fundraising goal!

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Chris

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Maansi Shah

MIA I LOVE YOU SO SO MUCH!! MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ❤️💕

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Monique Marcina

This is such a beautiful thing to do Mia. You are a legend and i am so proud of you

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Anne Connors

You're a beautiful girl Mia.

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Chris Mantis

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Emily Howell

Sending all my love to you and the fam. You're an absolute legend xx

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Claire S

You amaze me xx

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Giovanni Loseto

Mia. You are such a good daughter and sister. I am sure Tim, Matt and you mum are very very proud of you.

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Amit Mehta

Dear Matthew, Thoughts are with you at the moment. I wish you speedy recovery and hope you recover very very fast. Amit Mehta

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Aroon Naidoo

Wishing all strength to Matt and the Connors family.

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Andrew Steiszkal

This is such a amazing thing that you're doing Mia and wishing Matthew a quick recovery.

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Ben Kingston

Wishing Matthew all the best and a speedy recovery.

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John Petridis

Hi Mia, I work with your dad, great initiative and good luck!

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Nadine Russell

Wishing Matthew lots of strength for his treatment.

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Ian Buczak

Hi Mia. Another workmate - give your Dad a hug for us. Great thing you're doing here :)

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George Alexopoulos

Hi Mia We are sending Matthew all our love and best wishes. Kind regards the Alexopoulos Family

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Emel Aziz

Well done Mia - an amazing thing you are doing to support your brother and all of those effected by cancer. Wishing Matthew a speedy recovery also.

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Ray Tuim

Hi Mia, I have known your dad for some time through work and the family connection goes back even longer to Windsurfing days with my Brothers in law. I want say that all my prayers and best wishes go out to Mathew and all your family.

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Sash T Torbovski

Very nice of you and i wish Matthew all the best.

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Andrew Asimakidis

fantastic idea and support Mia, good luck and hope you smash your goal!

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Lou Vocale

Best wishes to the Connor family

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Ezio Mormile

HI Mia, good luck with the fundraising and good luck to Matthew. I have no idea what you and your family are going through but I do know this, your father Tim is an extraordinary human being and all of us at Telstra are very fortunate to have him in 'our family'. He is a true inspiration and has been for years. Give your brother and your dad a big kiss and hug from 'our family', and call out if we can help in anyway.

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Anonymous

I am so sorry to hear and hope you all stay positive and strong, my prayers are with you and your family. hope you have a smile with the Telstra brethren looks after each other

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Vincent Hardy

Hi Mia, Like a few of the other donors, I'm lucky to work with your Dad and had the good fortune to meet Matthew between lockdowns. All the best as you work through this challenging time.

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Dale Kendall

Hi Mia, I have worked with your Dad on & off for the past 20 years & whilst you already know he's a wonderful human being, it's nice to hear it from others. Cogratulations to you for having the courage to shave you head in support of your brother & please apss on my support to Matthew, if he's got the spirit his Father has he'll be back to good health soon.

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Simon P

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Gajanan Skandakumar

Here to a speedy recovery

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Cate Furniss

I work with your dad Mia, sending you, your family and especially Matthew lots of support during this challenging year. What a fantastic cause.

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Anil

Hi Mia, I hope and pray that Matthew's health improves.

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Grandma

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Nick Callil And Family

Go Mia - we are with you , love to your whole family

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The Young’s Xx

We are all so proud of you & can’t wait to see you all!! ♥️♥️ Love you!

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Erin Liebenow

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Claudia, Julia & The Scollo Family

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Claire Borg

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Kyra Krukowitch

You are amazing ❤️

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Ila Taylor

So proud of you Mia! Ur are amazing! Xxx miss you xx

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Jessica Santoso

So proud of you Mia!!

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Lance Pattison

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India Patterson

😍🥰😘

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Alexandra Patterson

❤️ you Mia x

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Nicolette Zagoudis

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Anonymous

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Chen Chen

Soo proud of you Mia!!

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Emma Walker

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Sophie Westmore

Best wishes to your brother, yourself and your family Mia. Good on you for doing this, so admirable! XX

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Majella Nugent

Love to you and your family. 💕 Majella, Gary, Ali & Meg

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Yooni Kim

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Peter Grotjan And Family

Good on you Mia - such love and support for Matthew !

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Ali Nugent

amazing mia! best wishes to the family x

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Timms Fam

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Anonymous

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Matthew Suleiman

So proud of you Mia! I hope that you and your family are doing okay!

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Lucia D'onofrio

Good on you champ xx

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Bella

Sending so much love to you and your family x

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Maddy Barr

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Imi Connors

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Shamaya Liyanage

Incredibly proud of you Mia! 💕

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Aimee Faul

So proud xxx

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Gabrielle Gray

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Kate

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Jess Dempsey

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Ema B

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Anonymous

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Jonathan Alexs

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Grace Ambrosini

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Lucinda Patterson

Mia you are so amazing! I love you xx

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Annabel, Lizzie And Andy Howitt

Amazing Mia! Lots of love xx

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Lucie

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Nadine Conacher

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Emma Daujat

Hope your family is doing ok getting through all this ❤️❤️

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Samantha Ginsberg

You’re amazing! N I wish the best for ur brother!! ❤️

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Anonymous

So proud of you Miz!! You and your fam are so strong ❤❤

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Anonymous

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Grace Holland

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Julia Klose

Mia, you’re such a great friend and strong person and I know your family will have the strength to get through this difficult situation - if you ever wanna talk or want to have another barbie movie marathon I’m always here for you xx

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Anonymous

Awooga, love you

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Lorena B

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Jess M

You’re amazing Mia! Sending lots of love xx

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Anonymous

Luv u mia stay strong ❤❤

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Kim Taylor

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Elise Rodrigo

Sending so much love your way ❤️

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Kirsty, Paul, Charlie, Imi And Archie Connors

Good on you Mia - a great way to show support

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Diya Menon

Such an incredibly courageous gesture. Sending my best wishes and prayers to your brother and family.

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Annabelle Tran

love you mia ❤

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Isabelle

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