RETURNING home after months of being cooped up in a hospital bed is a welcome enough feeling for Portland’s Krystal Brogan, who has now also come home to an all new bedroom thanks to Make-A-Wish Australia.
Clocking up a full week at home now, the Brogan family is ecstatic to be back in Portland following 14-year-old Krystal’s cancer diagnosis in November last year.
After being diagnosed with the extremely rare disseminated oligodendroglial-like leptomeningeal tumour of childhood, Krystal has spent most of her time in the Melbourne Royal Children’s Hospital to have radiation therapy to shrink the inoperable tumours in her brain and along her spinal chord.
Now permanently confined to a wheelchair, Krystal was granted her Wish after she returned home last week, and made the decision to revamp her bedroom.
“I chose the bedroom stuff, because, with most of the other Wishes you get to go and do something and then it’s done,” Krystal said.
“But with this stuff you can keep much longer.”
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