In memory of our lovely Max - Towards new cures for childhood cancer

By Deirdre, Dene and Isobel in memory of Max Yeaman

I’ve chosen to raise much needed funds for Sydney Children's Hospital

Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick is a leading specialist medical centre for treating childhood cancer. Our beautiful son and brother Max was diagnosed with an aggressive and rare hystiocitic sarcoma. His illness progressed rapidly taking medical professionals by surprise. Max's death, less than four weeks after his diagnosis was a profound shock to our family. Max received outstanding medical and nursing care at SCH and we are hopeful that new breakthroughs will only be a matter of time. We hope your donation will help the Sydney Children's Hospital fund further research to find new and improved cures for childhood cancer.

We appreciate your support.

With thanks Dene, Deirdre and Isobel

 

Thank you to my Supporters

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David, Georgie, Pip, Joey And Tom Gazard

Max died as he lived with strength and dignity, his friendship with Tom was greater than the Great Wall, he gave us so much love and laughter we will never forget him and we are all better for knowing him. Thank you Max, love you Yeamans x

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Chisholm Family

We trust that our donation will help the research team at Sydney Children's Hospital in their wonderful work towards finding cures for all childhood cancers.

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Anonymous

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For Our Max. We Miss You Terribly Our Darling Boy. With Love Always And Forever Dad Mum And Isobel

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Anonymous

This is a tragedy and words can’t do much. But please know that so many of us are there for all of you. Thank you for helping channel the collective grief towards such a worthwhile cause.

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Camden Golf Club

Thinking of your family at this sad time, from all the Directors, Staff and members of Camden Golf Club

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The Bryan & Rosemary Cutter Foundation

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Dennis And Nina

Missing you everyday Max! Will always remember you and love you to the moon and back.

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Dfat

Dear Dene and Deirdre and Isobel With best wishes from your friends and colleagues in DFAT

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The Yeaman Family

Love you always Max

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Alex, Emma, Sofia And Gerald

Dee, Dene and Isobel, we have been so profoundly shocked and saddened by the loss of Max. It is so difficult to comprehend. We will miss him dearly and we will always remember the short 18 months we were lucky enough to know him here in Beijing. He brought so much fun to Alex’s life. In loving memory ❤️.

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Peter, Shelley, Sean, Tom And Amy

Dear Dene, Deirdre and Isobel, saddened as we are by Max's passing, it is a terrific thing to channel efforts towards researching cures for childhood cancer. Let's hope that by doing so, future generations can avoid the trauma and heartache that you have been through. Remain courageous. We love you.

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Derek, Jaime, Jacob And Ava

Deirdre, Dene and Isobel. With love and hugs to you during this time of indescribable sadness. We all miss Max

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Aunty Christine And Uncle Wing Keh

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Simon, Emma, Vikki And Rob

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Carolyn, Rob, Eliza, Liam And Lucinda

Deirdre, Dene and Isobel, It's so very like you to be thinking of others, even in the midst of ferocious shock and grief. This is a wonderful initiative that will make the world a better place - just as Max has. Much love.

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Christopher Lim & Michael Weaver

We are profoundly saddened by your loss. We wish you all the best, and stand ready to support you in anyway we can. Christopher, Michael and Ricky

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Anonymous

Dear Dene, Deirdre and Isobel, It is impossible to fathom such a tragic and senseless loss. We are keeping you in our thoughts. With love, Alex, Ruth, Elena, and Hugo.

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Victoria, Woodsy, Rory, Julian And Stella

We think of Max every day, and especially today. Your family have done so much to bring together our community, as part of remembering Max - your warmth is felt by all of us.

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Victoria, Woodsy, Rory, Julian And Stella

Deirdre, Dene and Isobel, our family will always remember Max as the lovely, smiling, happy, confident, sporty and funny boy that we got to know through his friendship with Rory. We are heartbroken and miss him deeply.

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David Yong And Muling Yong-grand Parents Of Max,

Deirdre, Dene & Isobel,,have a fond memory of our loving Max. Mum,Dad,Kong Kong and Poh Poh

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Bessell-koprek Family

Dear Deidre Dean and Isobel, Our thoughts are with you. No words can express the sadness. Max was a beautiful boy, and you gave him a beautiful life, wrapped in love. Our love is with you all. Sharon, Milan, Madeleine and Liam

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Gary And Maureen Deirdrwackett

Deirdre,Dene and Isobel,sorry to hear the passing of Max.

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Georgie And David

Dee, Dene and Isobel, Our thoughts are with you all. May our and others contributions in Max's name help to advance research and prevent other families having go through your tragic loss. Georgie and David

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Anonymous

Dear Dene, Deirdre and Isobel We are thinking of you and send our love at this incredibly difficult time. Words cannot express your loss, in the short time we knew Max we were inspired by his love of cricket and of life. Sending love, strength and our very best wishes Love Emily & Matt

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Bambrick Family

All our love.

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George, Bec, Jon, Jesse And Evie

We loved Max and he will always be part of our lives and our friendship with you.

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Justin Garrick

With prayers and deepest sadness for Max, in gratitude for his love of the School, with thoughts for his friends, and with love and sympathy from my own family to Isobel, Deirdre and Dene.

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Penelope Robson, Year 2, Year 8

From our family to yours, our heartfelt sympathy for this unfathomable loss. Stacey, Steve, Penelope and Tim Robson

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Maika Van Der Eng, Pierre Van Der Eng And Akemi Inoue

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The Buddingtons

Dear Dene, Dee and Issy We remember Max for the talented, spirited boy and loyal friend that he was. We remember the unbelievable dedication and care the team at SCH showed to Max. We love you, and we will always remember Max in our hearts. Geoff, Juliet, Ed, Phoebe & Alex

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Iain Middlemiss

Deeply saddened. Sympathies and thoughts with you all. Iain.

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Peak And Crooke Family

Dear Dene, Deirdre and Isobel, We extend our most heartfelt sorrow and condolences. Max will be greatly missed but fondly remembered by us all. Liz, Matt, Indi, Sasha.

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Gilman Chang

Dear Deidre, Dean, Isoble : we don't know how to express how sorry we are. Take care of yourselves. Gilman & Yvonne

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Alison England

Thoughts and prayers with you Deirdre - with love and deepest sympathy

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Anonymous

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Nicki, Andy And Harry

Dearest Dee, Dene and Isobel All our love and deepest sympathy. Nicki, Andy and Harry xxx

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Dan Tebbutt & Family

Sending all our love and strength to you Deirdre, Dene and Isobel through this most difficult time. Our thoughts and the condolences of the entire Austrade team are with you. Wishing you courage to remember the amazing things Max achieved and fortitude to face the future.

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Ariane Sainsbury

Dearest Dene, Dee and Issy, Our heartfelt prayers are with you all at this horrendous time. Please know Max was loved by all, and will continue to live on in our hearts forever. His spirit will never leave you. Stay strong. All our love, Ariane and Margaux

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Mann Family

With love

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Agafonoff/ringland Family

All of our love to you - our deepest condolences.

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Michael Sadleir, Monica Olyslagers, Seven, Phoebe And Astrid

Dear Dene, Deidre and Isobel, We are deeply saddened by the news about Max. Nothing we say or do can be remotely adequate. But please know you are in our thoughts and that if there is anything we can do to help in anyway, please let us know. m, m, s, p, a xo

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Adam Cagliarini

Dear Deidre, Dene and Isobel, I was very saddened to hear of Max's passing. The emotional reaction your loss has elicited at the Embassy is a mark of what a remarkable young man he was, how many lives he enriched with his friendship, and the esteem, respect and love your Embassy family have for all of you. May he rest in peace. Stay strong. Adam.

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Nancy, Fergus, Finn And Neve

Deirdre, Dene and Isobel, we will always remember your beautiful boy, and playing cricket in the sun on the beach in Lilli Pilli. Sending hugs and more hugs.

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Di And Mark Priorshi

Dene, Dee and Izzy, Much love and strength to you at this dark time. Max will always be in our hearts and fond memories.

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Ken Gordon And Family

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Susan, Wade, Owen And Hugh

Our love to your family from ours.

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Duncan, Virginia & Xavier

All our thoughts, and love at this time

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Willard Family

With thoughts and love to you all.

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Warwick & Elfriede Budd

Dene, Deirdre and Isobel No parent should feel the deep loss you are suffering with losing your beloved Max. Our love always.

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Juliette Lara Miles Georgia & Avery

Deirdre, Dene and Isobel All our thoughts and love are with you at this difficult time. Lara remembers Max as the only little brother who was welcome to hang out with all the girls at play dates and birthday parties! Our hearts are broken for you.

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Linda & Tom

Thinking of you every day. All our love and deepest sympathy.

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Bea And Ian Ingpen

Our thoughts are with you all and all those who had the pleasure of knowing Max. All our love Bea and Ian xx

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Nelson Tsui

Thank you for your friendship Max. I'll never forget your kindness, smile and humor.

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Zachary Newman

I miss Max and will cherish the great memories I have of him. He will always be a great mate xx

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Anthony Budd & Family

Deirdre, Dene and Isobel, we're all so sorry for the loss of Max.

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John, Anne & Jack

What lovely memories we have of Max on the cricket field. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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Freya Carlton

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Dfat - Work Colleagues

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Anonymous

Dear Dene and Deirdre, Our thoughts are with you. Jess

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Katz Family

With deepest sympathy at this sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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Jane, Don, Jack And Ella

In loving memory of your brave boy.

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Carmen

In memory of Max

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Jono Mcmanus

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Emma Macdonald

Today we farewelled your bright, beautiful boy. So tonight our family contributes in Max’s name to fighting such a wretched disease. We have no words as this seems the most unjust loss of all. But his memory will burn bright among his friends forever. With love from Thomas BC and his mum and dad.

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Sharon And Ben Rogers

Dear Deirdre, Dene and Isobel, Our thoughts are with you. Sharon and Ben.

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Sean, Sarah & Alice

Dene and Deirdre - our thoughts are with you.

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Oren And Renae

Dear Dene, Deirdre and Isobel, All our love and deepest sympathy. Oren and Renae

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Anonymous

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Adam And Tomoko Coin

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Daniel Holliday

Just want you to know that we're thinking of you all in this difficult time. So much we want to say but so hard to find the words. All of our love, Dan and Mel

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Anonymous

We are so sorry for your loss

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Anonymous

We didn’t know Max but we know he was very special to his uncle Dennis and aunty Nina who are very special to us and we know he was a bright light who was loved by many. Our sincere condolences to Deidre, Dene and Isobel and all of the Yong family who have suffered such an unbearable loss. Luc, Sandi and Leo

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Stephen Humphreys

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Anonymous

Dear Deirdre, I was so very sad to hear about Max. I saw him playing with other kids around the embassy a couple of times. Please pass on my regards to Dene and I hope you are all doing okay. Kelly Layton

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Kevin Yeoh

Dear Deirdre, Dene and Isobel, my deepest condolences. I truly hope that a cure can be found in the future.

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Jane Pearce, Isabella And Sophia Clogstoun

Dear Deirdre, Dene and Isobel. We were shocked and saddened to hear your news. We extend our most heartfelt sorrow and condolences to you all. We will treasure our memories of fun play dates when the children were small. Max was always the happiest baby of all! Sending love and hugs your way, Jane, Bella and Sophia xxx

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Anonymous

My condolences and best wishes to your family in this difficult time.

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Anonymous

Dear Deirdre, although we did not have the privilege of knowing Max personally, as parents of two CGS students, we think of you and your family in these very sad moments.

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Alex Dawes

Dear Dene, Deirdre and Issy, There probably aren't any words that can help at this time, but please know there is a huge amount of love and support for your whole family here at the Embassy. The incredible Max will be missed by all of us. Love Alex

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Jane Seaborn

Max will live on forever in our hearts and memories. He will always be remembered as the funny, naughty, loud, spirited, cheeky, generous, kind, happy mate we shared so many good times with. We can only make your grief a little lighter by sharing it with you.

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Barbara Bradshaw

Hi Deirdre, how deeply sorry we are. Love and best wishes from old friends Barb and Louise.

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Owen Family

In our thoughts

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Ulrich Weigl

Being a father myself, it was was deep sadness that I heard of your loss and suffering. I wish and hope you can find consolation among family and loved ones. Ulrich

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Tony Walter

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Alice Mckenzie

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Anonymous

Although we did not have the privilege of knowing Max personally, as a DFAT colleague and parents of a CGS student in Max's year group, we extend my deepest sympathy to your whole family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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Lisa Bateman

Dear Dene, Deirdre and Isobel, I was so saddened to hear of Max’s passing. I am thinking of you and send you all my love. No words are enough to express your loss. Love Lisa

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Josh, Tash, Seb & Ivy

Dear Deirdre, Dene and Isobel We will keep your wonderful Max in our hearts and you in our thoughts.

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Pierre, Suzanne And Hannah Grobler

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Anonymous

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Haslem Family

Dear Dene, Deidre and Isobel, We know there are no words that can convey how you are feeling at this time. Please know that we will always be here for you. Much love, the Haslem family

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Medina & Ed

Dene, Deirdre and Isobel Our sincere condolences on your tragic loss. Your Beijing family has you in our thoughts and prayers and will remember Max fondly. Love Medina and Ed

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Steven And Phillip Hoy

We were really sorry to hear about Max and send our very best wishes.

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Elisabeth Bowes

Deirdre, I am so terribly sorry for your loss. Max's passing is truly heartbreaking. Elisabeth

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John Currie

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David Westcombe

Thinking of you all. It is wonderful to think that Max’s wonderful, sporty, fun, loving nature will be remembered in the work that the children’s foundation will continue to undertake.David,Louise Josh & Grace xo

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Janet O'dell-teys

Dear Yeaman family, Although I did not know Max, I am deeply saddened at his passing. This is a very sad time for you and his friends. You are in my thoughts and prayers. With sympathy, Janet O'Dell-Teys

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Kong Yap

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The Baird Family

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Carmen Yap

Dearest Deirdre, Dene and Isobel, We are so sorry to hear about Max. He will be missed. Our sincerest condolences to you all. Stay strong. If there's anything at all we can do to help, please reach out. Our thoughts are with you. Lots of love, Carmen and Derek xxx

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Marta & Brett

Dear Deirdre, Dene, Isobel, Dennis & Family, Sending love, strength & our deepest condolences. Love, M&B xx

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Kate Mcloughlin And Julian Zipparo

Our deepest sympathy and heartfelt support are with you all at this time and into the future. oxox

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Jim & Maureen Corner

Dear Deirdre, Dene and Isobel, Sorry to hear the passing of Max. We are saddened by the news. Hope the medical Professionals can soon find a solution to this type of cancer. Maureen and Jim.

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Burguez-graf Family

Sending all our love and thoughts to you and your family. Your Beijing Family is always here for anything you need.

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Mariko, Stephen And Nina

Deirde, Dene and Isobel, We were so saddened to hear about Max's passing. We will remember him fondly and are thinking of you. Hopefully this small donation will contribute to finding cures and treatments for childhood cancer. With love, Mariko, Stephen and Nina x

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Robyn Cook

Dear Deirdre, Dene and Isobel, Sending my love and deep condolences. My thoughts are with you and I hope this donation in memory of your beloved Max will help SCH towards a breakthrough in dealing with childhood cancer.

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Sanders Family

We are so sorry for your loss

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Minoli, Eddie, Owen And Lily

Thank you Deirdre, Dene and Isobel for being so brave and generous in your support of the SCHF. We will always keep your young man, Max, in our hearts. xxoo

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Tash, Ben, Ari And Zoe

We are so heartbroken for you all. This is a wonderful thing to do in his memory. Lots of love, Tash, Ben, Ari and Zoe

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Anonymous

My sincere condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.

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Amish Sharma

Hi Deidre Thanks for taking on this good course and may this provide hope for future generations.

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Meaghan Shaw

Dear Dene, Deirdre and Isobel I didn't have the privilege of getting to know Max but I hope the overwhelming outpouring of love and admiration for him, as well as your own cherished memories, give you some small measure of comfort at this time. Much love, Meaghan

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Finn Keller Year 8

Very sorry

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Eleanor

Dearest Dene, Deirdre and Isobel, I wish I could be a fairy and can bring Max back into your lives. Sending you lots of love and positive energy during this difficult time. El x

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Robert Koch

Dear Deirdre, Dene & Isobel, We are shocked and saddened to hear the unexpected news about Max. Oliver has been in tears, Max was such a good friend to him for many years. Please accept our sympathy at this very sad time. Robert & Oliver Koch

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Chris, Deepa, Asvini And Akash Allada

Dene, Deirdre and Isobel, we are very sad to hear about Max’s loss. Our prayers and thoughts with you all.

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Dfat

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Priya Sivakumaran

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Anonymous

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Nicole Maron

Dear Dene, Deirdre and Isobel - sending my condolences and much love to you all. Nicole

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Heather Neilson

Always with love for Max and his dear family

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Follett Family

Thinking of you all at this incredibly difficult time. I remember with great fondness Max's stories of his cricketing feats. Sending hugs from Honiara. Em and family xo

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Ben Jarvis

Dear Deirdre, Dene and Isobel, We're so so sorry - our thoughts are with you. Love and best wishes, Ben, Valerie-Ann and girls

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Neilsen Family

We would also like to extend the support to the Foundation from the wider CGS community at this difficult time, (Ryan, Year 11).

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Colleen Manuel

My heart aches for you Deirdre. What an amazing amount of fundraising you have achieved. Max would be so proud. You are a wonderful Mum. Much love to you all xxxx

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Kate Halcrow

For Max and the Yeaman family

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Kate Halcrow

For Max and the Yeaman family

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Anonymous

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Andrew Rockliff

Sorry for the loss of Max mate. We can’t imagine what you and the family are going through. AJ, Kristen and Coops

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Lorraine Gnanadickam

So sorry to hear and I hope my small donation can help. much love

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Greg Matheson

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Patrícia Smith

So sorry for this tragic loss. Something no parents or sister should have to experience. Thinking of you all and hope a cure is found x

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Tegan & David

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Ellen Li

I'm very sad to hear this news. I fully understand what Deirdre's feelings as a mum. I can't image that what should I do if the disaster happens in my life. We can't chose the illness but We can select what can we face it. We will protect children to avoid of the cancer anymore.

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Monique Sheehan

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David Gottlieb

I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you. David Gottlieb

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Willow Mcgregor

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Trish Batchelor

My thoughts are with you all.

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Alison Garbutt

Dear Deirdre, Dene and Isobel, I was absolutely shocked and saddened to hear about Max. As a parent, I can only imagine what you are all going through right now. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time. Sincerely, the Garbutt Family.

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Warwick & Elfriede Budd

Dene & Deirdre - in appreciation for the two gorgeous hats I wish to gift $50 to the Max Yeaman Foundation. With love, Elfriede

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Bruer Family

Wishing you much strength during this heartbreaking time.

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Simon, Samuel, Rebecca, Lise And Francesco Floris And Family

Our hearts are broken. We have no words to express our deepest condolences. We are close to your family in this tragedy.

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Anonymous

With deepest condolence. Jasmin

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Juliana Nam

Dear Dene, Deirdre and Isobel I am very sorry to hear of your loss, and hope also for new breakthroughs with cure for childhood cancer. Warmest regards, Juliana - Dene's work colleague in Canberra

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Anonymous

Dear Deirdre our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Cathy & Duncan

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Saskia, Michael, Cooper And Archie Hancott

Our memories of Max will always be of a shining smile and enjoyment of the experiences we all had together. Our thoughts are with you.

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Losanno Family

Dearest Deirdre, Dene, Isobel and family we are at a loss for words and so deeply sorry on hearing the news about beautiful Max. Our heartfelt condolences to you all.

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Myra Kochardy

Our deepest condolences to you and your family. M Kochardy

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Beth D’introno

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Sarah Hooper + Michael Wood

Our hearts go out to you Dene and Deidre and Isobel at this difficult time.

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Xin Li

So sorry to hear about Max, Deirdre. he's such a lovely boy. I can't imagine how hard it is for you and the family to go through this difficult time. I know you are a strong mum. we will all be your support here in Beijing.

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Alison Burrows

So sorry.

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Andrew Sutton

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Cameron Tantau

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Richard Perry, Tracy, Huon & Heath

I'm so very sorry.

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Kirsty Michel

With our best wishes to you all

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Mark Thompson

Dene, Deirdre and Isobel. Our hearts go out to you at this time. Sam R-T (Y12) and Mark T (father).

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Ian And Heather Saunders

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The Perry Family

Sending love from our family to yours x

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Mark & Kim De Crespigny

We were shocked and saddened to hear about Max. You’ve been in our thoughts over the past few weeks and will remain so. Our deepest condolences.

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Derek Yip

Our hearts break for you all. With our love. The Yip family.

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Anonymous

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Anonymous

Thinking of you at this difficult time.

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L Wong

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Kathy Wong

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Alan Mcguinness

I was so sorry to hear about Max. Wishing the whole family all the best at this very difficult time.

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Mandy Smith

So very sad to hear of your loss. Deepest condolences.

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Mark Cincotta

Hope for a cure soon...all the best to your family denno!!!

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Ami Amlani

In memory of your lovely son xx

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Tristan & Angela Rendall

Deirdre, Dene and family, Sending our love, support and hugs. We're deeply saddened to hear about Max, however we hope that our small donation helps to fund much needed research and development in the quest for a cure. Love, Angela, Tristan and Oscar.

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Anonymous

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Karen Baldwin

Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Carry his wonderful life and memories forever in your hearts.

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Anonymous

My deepest condolences to you and your family. Best wishes and God bless.

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Hayley Ward

Dear Deirdre, Dene, and Isobel, My deepest condolences. Sending so much love to all of you. Hayley

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Tash Jamieson

Sending you all much love during this difficult time.

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Erin Tunks

I'm so sorry for your loss.

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Anonymous

With deepest sympathy.

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Jean Collins

My thoughts are with you. May the beautiful memories Max has given you be forever in your hearts. Max leaves a legacy that will help other children.

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Louise Fleck

I’m so sorry Dee. Thinking of you and Dene and Isobel. Lx

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Bevan And Wendy Fairleigh

xoxo

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Andrew Elborn

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Anonymous

My sincere condolences.

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Donna Bernard

Hi