In honour of Saskia

By Duane Loader

In memory of Saskia Loader

Our beautiful Saskia recently passed away. While we mourn her loss, we are grateful for advances in treatment that allowed us to experience the joys of watching her grow from a toddler into a bright, cheeky child.

Further research into Neuroblastoma will allow other parents to experience that and much, much more.

Please consider making a donation to help find a cure. This cause is important to us, and we are deeply touched by all who donated in Saskia’s name. 

Thank you to my Supporters

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Anonymous

Lots of love from afar

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Uncle Luke

Love you always, Sassy Loader

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Libby & Jan

In memory of beautiful, strong, brave Saskia and with all our love to you Steph, Duane and Vincent.

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Ergo Group

IN MEMORY OF SASKIA LOADER

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Jess Bone

What a beautiful and bright little girl you made. I have no words and are deeply sorry for your loss Steph, Duane and Vincent 💖

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The Beck Family

Sassy was an especially brave, bright, happy and kind soul. She was so fortunate to have such wonderful parents, who gave her everything she needed and more. Prof Marshall and his team have worked tirelessly, I am sure his further research will help change lives.

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Bobby Andreski

My deepest condolences. My thoughts are with you

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Johnnie And Granna

Honouring our beautiful, courageous and amazing Saskia ; and wanting to give hope to other families and their children battling with Neuroblastoma.

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Martin Porter

Nothing can take away the pain, but sending love and light your way. Love Martin

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Amanda Seaton

In memory of Saskia and with love to you all.

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Michelle Nichols

Celebrating my smart, vibrant, funny little friend Saskia. Lots of love Shell

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Michelle Nichols

For my smart, brave, vibrant funny little friend Saskia, lots of love Shell xo

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Laura Thomas

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Gabrielle

To Steph, Duane and family, with deepest sympathy and condolences, and hope for a breakthrough in research.

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Olivia & Paul

Dear Duane and Stephanie, we are so very sorry. All love, Paul and Olivia

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Sam, Fiona And George

In remembrance of your beautiful daughter and our gorgeous neighbour Saskia. All our love to you Duane, Steph and Vinny. Love, Sam, Fi and George

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Anonymous

Duane, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you all and hope to see you some time soon. Take care. Love the McGarvey's x

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Kristina, Tim, Simone And Sol

In loving memory of Saskia and in support of all the amazing researchers working for a cure. We love you Steph, Duane and Vinny.

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Andrew, Kate And Bennett

All our deepest sympathies and love Steph, Duane and Vinnie. We’ll never forget you Saskia.

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Laura, Steve, Rose And Mae

Little Sassy, it was such a treat to meet you - such a bright star. Sending our love to you, shining in the sky now, and to your wonderful mama, papa and brother x

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Houls

In memory of beautiful sassy Saskia and in support of Duane, Steph, Vinny, Loader / Dunstan family and all researchers and those providing the essential care and support.

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Rachael, Lorne, Martha And Ruth

For our darling niece and cousin xo

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Katie, Carl And Billy Robertson

What an honour to have known Saskia and seen her strength and spirit. You have all shown the most incredible resilience through this last three years and we hope that you can find some peace now. She was a shooting star - gone too fast but not forgotten. With our love and enduring support. Katie, Carl and Billy x

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Bev & David Farley (katie's Parents)

Our thoughts and wishes are with you both and your extended family during this sad occasion. Saskia will Iive forever in your hearts and hopefully over time you will be able reflect on the happiness she brought you all during her short life. We feel privileged to have known her for a brief period of time as she and our grandson (Archie) travelled the same pathway at the Children's Hospital surrounded by the caring Nursing staff and Doctors.

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Kylie, John And Family

Sending all our love and hugs to you all. Xx

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Phil Wilson-brown

Donation made on behalf of Phil Wilson-Brown

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Anonymous

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Janelle, Julian, Pablo & Harriet

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Kris, Lea, Ted & Bobbi

Dear Sassy, we are holding you close to our hearts. Thank you so much for being our friend xx

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Double J Friends And Family

In memory of Saskia. With love from your friends at Double J.

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Louise Mackie

Loads of love x

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Lisa & Hayden

Forever in our hearts, her Sass will never leave us. A beautiful gift to life Saskia Versary Loader, ‘wiggle that butt’ - we love you. And we are here for you Steph, Duane and family. Soo much love. xoxo

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Hewett Harrison Family

Dear Steph, Duane and Vincent. Our deepest sympathies for the loss of your beautiful little girl. Thinking of you and sending love.

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Emily, Jono, Alasdair And Eleanor

Sending all our love

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The Le Jeunes

With love for your darling, brave little Saskia xx

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Beverley Seaton

With love from Beverley and David Seaton, great Aunt and great Uncle of Saskia. A bright happy sparkling child.

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Anonymous

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Katie & Chris

Sassy would love to know that she was helping other families and their children, so this is from us to them and in your memory Saskia. Love you x

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Janine Pinto

Steph, thinking of you, Duane and Vinnie and sending you all my love!

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Lucy Harper

In memory of darling Saskia, whose extraordinary capacity for love I can feel from afar. With all my love, Lucy xxx

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The Warburton’s

Steph and Duane our heart breaks for you, thinking of you both. XOXO

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Damon Howes

Thoughts are with you all, Damon

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Kate Mulvany

I heard so much about beautiful Saskia from Meagan, Pip, Denholm and Holiday. Sending every ounce of love in her memory. 💗

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Becky, Toby, Charlie And Stella

All our love from the Loves xxx

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Rebecca Kent

Wishing you the warmest memories of your Saskia, and willing for a cure for neuroblastoma. Bec x

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Lainee And Cam

Thinking of the gorgeous Sassy and how much joy she brought to everyone around her. Much love to you. xxxx

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Kate Griffin And Jim Drury

We’re so glad we got to meet Saskia. Much love from Boston 💕

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Tamas, Timi And Tom

For Saskia, with our deepest condolences.

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The Hoiles Family

To dearest Duane, Steph & Vinnie... for your precious Saskia.... thinking of you all and sending so much love xxx

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Anonymous

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Aj, Jo And Ned

Duane, Steph and Vinnie. We only got to know Saskia briefly but joining online to hear all the wonderful stories made us feel much closer. What a beautiful, brave and hilarious spark who shone so bright. Lots of love.

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Ross & Marianne Allan

Such a beautiful girl whom we never had the pleasure of meeting. But she sure left indelible footprints on this planet as well as 2 wonderful, caring & very loving parents.

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Kym, Pete, Matt & Laura Hallen

Thinking of you all. With Love.

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Ala, Pavel, Philip & Christina

Thinking of you and your family.

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Andrew Croome & Molly Peterson

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Michael And Jenna Vella

Dear Duane, Steph and Vinnie, We are just so very sorry for your loss. Saskia was such a beautiful, brave, strong little girl who brightened the world. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Much love and best wishes to you all. Mic, Jen, Ben & Oli Vella xoxoxox

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Amanda, Chris, Ava And Rory

Our darling, funny, bright and brave Sassy, forever remember and cherished. Our love to you Duane Steph and Vin, always our family xx

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Jane Stephen

In honour of your beautiful, precious Saskia. Holding you all in our hearts. Jane and Family x

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Anonymous

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Richardson Family

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Street Family

Duane, Steph and Vinny, We were honoured to know beautiful, bubbly, sparkly, Saskia. Our love and thoughts are with you all. Jane, David, Owen, Toby and of course Clara.

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Maddy And Tom Noble

Darling Steph and Duane, In memory of your Saskia. Sending hugs to you all at this time. Maddy and Tom Noble

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Anonymous

Big love to you all. C.x

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Jess Hughes

I cannot imagine the pain of this moment and of the days and years to follow without your precious child. I hope with all my heart for a cure. Much love to your family

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Jess Keeley

To honour such a meaningful life. All my love to you all.

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Jo Laurence

Sending so much love and thinking of Saskia 💗

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Michelle Pham

Thinking of you and your family. Sending you love

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Suyin, Ben, Tom And Ruby

Sending all of our love and hope

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Sarah Litinakis

For little Saskia xx Sending my love to you and your family Duane x

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Joan Balsarini

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Leonie Benson

Please know that I am thinking of you all and sending love from my family to yours

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Lorna Clarkson

Saskia was so little but so hugely inspiring to me - even from afar. I want you to know that the impact she has had on this world - and the people in it - has been like a ripple effect and so far beyond what you might realise. I'm sending all my love to you and your family and hope this money goes in some small way to helping children in the future who face this battle. xx Lorna

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Deb And Dave

Sending so much love and hugs from afar.

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Dianne Ladner

With love Aunty Di and Uncle Pete

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Sarah Wintle

We will always remember the exquisite, Saskia. May her beautiful, eternal soul rest in peace. All my love to you all at this most difficult time. Thinking of you all every day. Sarah x

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Jennifer Frances Bilton

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Juliette

Sending so much love to you. Bless your precious, courageous and funny angel. Go gently.

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Pauline Mcintyre

So sorry for the loss of your beautiful girl

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John And Kate Seletto

It was really good to see you all Christmas time. We hope this new research can come up with some answers and hopefully a cure. Big hugs to you all Kate and John

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Jenny Thai

Thinking of you and your family at this time. With love x

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Melissa Fazzalaro

Sending you lots of love for beautiful Saskia.. Thinking of you always xxx

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Jo Lees

Thinking of you and the family at this sad time Duane. Lots of love to you all and beautiful Saskia. Xxx

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Lauren Player

I'm so sorry for your loss Duane, Steph and Vincent. I remember meeting Saskia as a baby and thinking how absolutely gorgeous she was. Sending all my love. LP xxx

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Jane & Sascha Pausewang

Dearest Steph, Duane and Vinnie, We are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful girl. Sending so much love from us all in Melbourne. Jane xxx

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Mossy

Little Saskia, your star will always shine bright. I send all my love to all of you, you are in my thoughts and I can only hope that the love and energy around you helps ease the pain even just a fraction. You are all the most amazing people and I am just so sorry for this loss. x

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Kath Earle

In memory of beautiful Saskia. x

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Sharmila Dissanayake

My prayers and thoughts with you, Stephanie, Vincent, and the extended family. Saskia touched everybody's heart with her free spirit and I will treasure those memories always.

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Lara Meyerratken

I'm sending all my love and simply cannot fathom the depth of your grief. I wish there was an option to bear some of it for you, beautiful parents. I'm so sorry.

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Ishil, Andrew, Roman & Erol

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Rebecca Louise Gibb

I'm so sorry to hear that Saskia passed away.

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Daisy And Mary

Saskia we love you x

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The Healey Wards

What a beautiful little lady and a generous and thoughtful initiative in her honour. Sending love.

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Anonymous

With love x

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Lisa Nicol

I’m so sorry for your indescribable loss. Your beautiful girl, what a bright bright star. Sending you so much love from Lisa, Atticus, Franny & Levon xx

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Aparna K

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Scarlett & Jeff Nelson

Saskia was such a lovely little girl. Our deepest condolences. --KU Tribe

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Marianna Brungs

Thinking of you and sending love

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Richard Petchey

Sending you all our love XXXXX

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Rob Morrison

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Victoria Vincent

I am so sorry for your loss, it is heartbreaking. Rest in peace beautiful Saskia xx

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Tan, Kent, Nash And Lotts Boswell

So heartbroken for you all. Sending love.

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Ethan And Oscar Liepa

In memory of our friend, Saskia. Forever in our hearts.

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Joshua Cullen

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B&d Barnes

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Bryce Cooper

smile a bright sunlight // dancing in the joy of life // her spirit evermore

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Paul Shaw

In Honour of Saskia. With love to you all x

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Ashley Rice

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Belinda Hoare

Beautiful Saskia. All my love to you, Steph, Vincent, and the whole family xxx

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Anonymous

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Kate Mackie

Much love xx

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Anonymous

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Jacqui Walkin

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Sarah Strapps

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Anna

So sorry to hear about beautiful Saskia. Sending much love to you Steph and family

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Vanessa Wood

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Margaret & Roger

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Nicola Stanford

So sorry for the loss of your daughter. Researching more cancer cures is vital work. I hope I can help with my donation.

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Nigel Farquhar

Our hearts and condolences go out to you and family. I unfortunately did not get to meet her but her smile speaks volumes. Love Farquhars.

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Karuna Gurung

Hi Steph, I'm so sorry to hear about darling little Saskia - thinking of you with lots and lots of love. When you're up to it, please come and visit us!

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The Family Pratts

Big hugs

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Lauren Mcintyre

Sending you all of my strength.

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Melissa Hobley

We are friends with Michelle N and have been so moved by Saskia. What an incredible spirit. Thanks for this beautiful post and sharing your story - it opened our eyes to how insane that so little energy and resource put towards childrens cancers. Hugs to all of you.

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Alice Croome And Ben Steel

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Elmarie Pareezer

Dear Duane Thinking of you and your family. Dani has kept me upto date over the years and I heard the news tonight. Sending love your way x

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Anne, John Seaton

Dear Duane, Steph and Vincent, Bev and David have kept us up to date with little Saskia' s life and we have felt such sadness when her young life came to an end. Saskia's personality and that loively smile lives on in your family's memory. We are thinking of you all at this stressful time . Our love Anne and John.

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Anne & Tim Gleason

In honour of beautiful, brave Saskia and with the hope that the support of so many here will help those battling neuroblastoma in future. Sending all our love to you Steph, Duane and Vincent xx Annie & Tim

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Rebekah Clayton

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Marie Colangelo

Sending Love

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Christina Li

Sending you all of my love and strength.

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Susan Elizabeth Beale

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Mat Murphy

In tribute to Saskia and the strength and inspiration she showed the world. We are thinking of you Steph, Duane, Vincent, Luke and family. Much love, Mat and Denny

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Michael Bates

To Steph and Duane, You’re both strong, courageous and beautiful people. You have all the love in me that I can give.

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Jed Jang

Saskia who was a true inspiration to everyone around her will be remembered and missed.

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Mitchell Wakeford

Sending love from Sarah and I

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Anonymous

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Ange Foster

Sorry for your loss, but donating to help your worthy case to help find a cure!

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Anonymous

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Julian, Melanie & Alexander Langdon X X X

Dear Steph, Duane and Vinnie, Our deepest condolences and loving thoughts are with you all through the tragic loss of your beautiful and fun-filled Saskia. Thank you for the opportunity to contribute to this important and necessary cause. We all look forward to connecting with you again soon. All our love, Jules, Mel & Alexander X X X

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Anonymous

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Anonymous

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Toner Family

Thankyou for your courage and for giving us a way to honour Saskia's life. Much love to you all.

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Tim, Christine Harris And Family

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Sandra Fitzgerald

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Janehill

Duane I am David’s sister. You have been in our thoughts throughout this incredible journey and our love to all. from Patrick and I . Janey Hill

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Julie Semmens

To Duane and Stephanie Saskia and your family are in my thoughts all my love Julie

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Hannah Richardson

In honour of your beautiful girl. Lots of love to Steph, Duane & Vincent. Xxx Hannah

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Mark Turner

So much LOVE for you all! I was tuned in live to Saksia's service and have been sorrowfully following your unfathomably tragic journey through Luke's window of experience. I am just so PROUD of you all for your dignity, courage, and clarity in love. You are all on my mind my daily. GIGANTIC LOVE TO YOU ALL and THANK YOU for giving us all a chance to contribute to the ongoing fight against Nueroblastoma!

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Chris & Mark Hornsby And Family

Followed darling Saskia,s journey from afar but always very much in our thoughts and prayers. Mum (Joan) and Julie loved seeing her recently in Albury, a very special time. Even though we have never met ,sending much love. Chris

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Melissa Cook

Your light shine always Saskia xxxx

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Sarah Harrison

In honour of Saskia. So, so sorry for your loss.

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Amy Kennedy

Dear Duane, Steph and Vincent - sending you so much love and strength. Saskia forever an angel in our hearts. With love, Amy, Campbell, Grace, Sarah, Rose and Emma xx

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Birgitta And David

With lots of love.

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Elizabeth Leff

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Germain Prabaharan

Saskia was a truly inspiration kid.

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Rachel Barnard

Lots of love to you, Steph and Vincent

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Caz Prescott

No words from us can suffice dear Duane, Stef and Vincent but those you chose for your post letting us know and saying goodbye to your baby girl, are exquisite. Our hearts both ache and sing for your loss and Saskia’s life and light. We are so very sorry for your pain xxxx

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Jo Dunlop

I'm so sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful little girl. Sending lots of love to you and Steph and Vinny.

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Daniel Hirst

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Dan And Esti Zilber

Thinking of you all and sending love

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Catie & Phil

With love for your beautiful Saskia xx

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Anine

Sending my love to you and your family. I’m so sorry. What a beautiful little girl.

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Nicole Cheek

What a gorgeous little smile. Thanks for doing something equally fantastic in her name. Love to you guys.

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Angela Stengel

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Anonymous

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Tiani

Much love Duane. We haven’t really been in touch since FBI days but my daughter is the same age. I think of Saskia often through Meagan’s photos.

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Miriam Raphael

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Kristy Perkins

For your Saskia. x

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Clare Mcgregor

Love to all the family from a friend of Aunty Meagan

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Millie M

Much love and cherished memories. x

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Paula Bray

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Pam Thornback

All my love xxx

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Julia Thomas

Sending all the love in the world from Sweden. I'm so so sorry x

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Julia Kosky

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Veronica Milsom

What a brave little girl. Much love

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Julia Robinson

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Bec Bignell

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Nellie Mclean

For Saskia xx

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Kaz

So sorry to hear about Saskia. Sending condolences and love to you and your family x

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Anonymous

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Jeremy Miller

Duane, words can't describe, but we're thinking of you, Steph and Vincent, and remembering the moments with your adorable daughter Saskia.

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Irena

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Anonymous

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Anonymous

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Margaret Morris

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Helen Green

So very sorry for your loss

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Tamara Domingos

I am honoured and blessed to have known sweet Saskia, and I am sure she would be pretty happy to know that she is helping other children.

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Paula Ficca

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Clare Johnstone

So very sorry for your heartbreaking loss, sending much love xxx

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Paul Sharry

Love Wagon and Tony XX

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Anonymous

Saskia was a beautiful girl. I'm so sorry for your loss. Much care, Sherrie

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Scott Romano

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Brock Mccurdy

Love xx

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Anonymous

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Nadine & Family From Germany

Sincere condolences. We are thinking of Saskia and you all.

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Steph Toner

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Mark Rodda

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Lucy Smith

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Sylvia Pearson

I am so sorry for your loss, extending my deepest sympathy to your family

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Karen Khouth

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Anonymous

In loving memory of your gorgeous daughter.

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Dougal

Sending our love and heart felt hugs to you all. Peace, love n light

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Libby

No words, just love.

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James Findlay

So sorry for your loss. Xx

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Liza Perkovic

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Janine Googan

Thinking of your whole family.

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Louise Salmon

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Alister Newstead

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Adele, Shag And Nori

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Anonymous

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Cass Wilkinson

Deeply sorry for your loss. Love to your family xxx

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Amber Ma

Much love to you and yours.

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Amy Pinnell

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Anonymous

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Anita

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Anonymous

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Catryn Tuckwell

So sorry Steph for your recent loss. A donation seems totally inadequate in the circumstances but I hope that it helps in some small way.

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Patti Southern

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Justine Kelly

Love Justine Greg and Mia

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Anonymous

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Fi

💘

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Veronique Yan-lung

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Bc

Just read your beautifully written, devastating piece in the SMH. Sending strength from a stranger.