Promising league teen fighting against cancer
Kaiya-Gene Kerekere is 15, a gun league player whose promising career in the sport is on hold while he fights a life-threatening illness.
The Kirwan High Academy star was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma, a rare form of cancer.
Several surgeries later, Kaiya is now bedridden in Brisbane and is receiving massive supports from NRL stars like Shaun Johnson and Simon Mannering.
His father Eugene Kerekere says the family is seeking more help and have relocated to be at Kaiya-Gene's side 24/7.
"One or two family members around the clock has been by Kaiya's side every day it will continue till we get Kaiya out of the woods."
A charity walk up Castle Hill will be held this Sunday; those interested can visit 'Kaiya-Gene Kerekere's Journey' on Facebook.