Tyla Mair deposited two ‘towers of love’ at the Westpac Bank on Wednesday afternoon.
They are designed to hold 50-cent pieces to the value of $60 by Ronald McDonald House, so the charity received $120.
Tyla said the coins were collected in lots of ways.
“We got them as we bought stuff and mum put them (the coins) in there,” Tyla said.
“It took about two months to collect them all.
“Ronald McDonald House was pretty good.”
Tyla’s mum, Michelle said Tyla often stopped her from handing over change with a 50-cent piece in it.
“She’d promptly tell me ‘No, we need that for our tower of love’,” Michelle said.
“Everybody got raided. She’s got four towers, one at home, one at each of her grandparent’s house and one at her aunty’s house so nobody gets away with it!
“She’s quite ruthless. If you’ve got a 50-cent piece you’ve got to hand it over.”
It has been one year since Tyla was diagnosed with Leukaemia and she is due fly back to Westmead Children’s Hospital with Angel Care on Monday for a routine check. Under general anaesthetic she will have bone marrow taken from both hips and undergo a lumber puncture.
Tyla will go through the same procedure every three months.
The experiences of the last year have left Tyla with an appreciation of our medical system well beyond her years, especially the importance of having parents close. For Michelle, Ronald McDonald House played an important role.
“We spent nine months in Ronald McDonald House when Tyla was undergoing her treatment,” Michelle said.
“To have a home away from home, rent free and they really looked after us, one less thing we had to worry about was accommodation,”
“So for sure, all our 50-cent pieces are going back to that house.”
DEPOSIT: Tyla Mair displayed her two full ‘towers of love’ just before she deposited them at Westpac.
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