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Cathy's story - finding hope amongst devastating drought

Until two years ago, life as a farmer was good for Cathy, breeding and showing award-winning cattle. Then, the rain dried up and her persistent neck pain turned out to be caused by a brain tumour. Surgery and complications meant a year off work. And still, there was no rain. A second surgery followed. The cost of hay doubled, the price she got for her calves halved. She no longer went to the mailbox because she knew she couldn’t pay the bills inside. Many farmers in her small community were in the same boat. In desperation, she rang Sydney broadcaster Alan Jones. The Salvation Army’s Community Fundraising Director, Andrew, was listening on his car radio. He pulled over and the Army’s well-oiled response commenced. Watch as Cathy shares her story of hope. If you know someone who needs support go to 

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