Can You Help 17 Month-Old Poppy-Mai?

As you know we are happy to do what we can for charity and for various fundraisers that have real validity and human value.

Here is some information on Poppy-Mai Barnard – the little angel is only 17 months old and fighting for her life.

I don’t usually have separate articles on these – but this is a real exception.


Poppy-Mai Barnard – 17 months old

This was sent to me today by one of our readers in New Zealand – Sean Gordon.


Poppy-Mai is 17 months old and has been diagnosed with a progressive malignant rhabdoid tumour, a rare and aggressive form of paediatric cancer.

Four weeks ago, she was given just days to live yet the little warrior is still fighting and proving doctors wrong. In her honour, her parents plan to establish Poppy’s Field, a sanctuary for sick children and their families in need of respite.

To show our support, my sister, Hayley, and I, will cut no less than 17cm of our hair which will be donated to the Little Princess Trust in the UK.

They will then transform the hair into beautiful wigs for children who have lost their own hair to cancer. All of the funds raised in sponsorship will go to Poppy-Mai’s family to create Poppy’s Field.

Every day is a battle to survive for Poppy-Mai and she does it with grace, determination, courage and a beautiful big smile.

No family should have to go through what the Barnard family is going through.

They have kindly let thousands of people follow Poppy-Mai’s story on Facebook and I feel this is the least I can do to show my support. We are #strongertogether.

I have been given permission from Andy and Sammi Barnard to do this fundraiser.

Before and after photos (and hopefully video) will be posted to The Journal of Poppy-Mai.


Here is the Facebook page for more information.

Please see if you can give to this fundraiser here.