Mum of four receives $10,000 from the Lott
Welcoming your child into the world should be a time of celebration, but for Rachel it was the start of major health battle.
In the hours following the birth of her fourth child she was rushed back to hospital where doctors discovered a series of critical health problems.
A blood clot in her leg had moved to her lungs and further examinations revealed a brain tumour, further blood clots, and an underlying heart condition. And this was all just weeks after losing her mother.
"That was just another thing she was having to cope with, along with her young family," Rachel’s uncle, Andrew, said.
When we heard about Rachel’s story we were eager to help ease some of the strain. In partnership with Channel 9’s Today Show, we sent $10,000 to her doorstep to surprise the young family.
A tearful Rachel was completely speechless.
“Thank you, that’s huge,” she said.
“It’s been so stressful, I can’t even begin to describe it. Thank you.”
Rachel’s Aunt, Julie, said the young mum has shown incredible strength throughout the ordeal.
"She's amazing, just absolutely amazing," Julie told Today.
"She's such a positive young woman. She's a wonder woman."
The $10,000 will help alleviate some of the pressure on the family while Rachel continues ongoing treatment for her health.
We are committed to giving back to the communities in which we operate and have partnered with Channel 9 to surprise more inspiring Aussie families over the coming weeks.
Stay tuned for more incredible stories from communities all over the country.