Wagga mother Michelle Roworth has thanked the community for their overwhelming support as she prepares to fight against a cancer which affects just one in a million people each year.
Mrs Roworth was recently diagnosed with Pseudomyxoma Peritonei, after being admitted to Wagga Rural Referral Hospital with severe abdominal pain.
More than $15000 was donated to the MyCause fundraising page, set up to help with the families medical costs.
“Every bit will make a huge difference to us,” Mrs Roworth said.
“I’ve been overwhelmed by the response and generosity of the community.”
Mrs Roworth said she was grateful for the community’s well wishes after they rallied behind her on social media.
“I’d like to thank everyone who contacted me and wrote to me online offering me support, it means a lot,” Mrs Roworth said.
Sister-in-law Rebekah Zadow, who set up the page, said the family was more than deserving.
“It’s been such a surprise, they are very humble people who just go about their lives,” Mrs Zadow said.
“Michelle’s job is all about caring and giving so to have the community caring and getting behind her is amazing.
“It's lovely to get the support – we are just trying to stay positive.” Mrs Roworth will undergo life-saving surgery in Sydney on Thursday.