A Smile Is The Best Medicine!

Woman's Day Australia|July 6, 2020

A Smile Is The Best Medicine!
Aussie parents Erin and Jeremy Ray have it tougher than most, but are inspired every day by their brave children
Brigid Auchettl

With her young son battling cancer and his newborn brother in hospital having a life-saving operation, Erin Ray admits she almost lost faith and crumbled, but her sons’ incredible strength – and big smiles – kept her strong.

“It’s hard to be upset when they smile at you,” says the mum from Dubbo in the NSW Central West.

“Though I might be feeling down, I still dance and be silly with my children. They’re the ones really saving me.”

Her family’s life was turned upside down five months ago, when six-year-old Mitchell was diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma after doctors found a large tumour in his stomach – just four days before Erin was due to give birth to her third child.


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July 6, 2020