Bayside realtor recruits colleagues to raise funds for Make-A-Wish after son's cancer journey

AN ALEXANDRA Hills realtor whose son went on a dinosaur safari after undergoing chemotherapy has enlisted the help of colleagues to make the wishes of seriously sick kids come true.

RE/MAX Bayside Properties agent Wade Trask said $100 would be donated to children's charity Make-A-Wish for every home listed with the agency in March.

"Seeing the joy and hope it brought (my son) and family made me want to work as hard as I possibly could to make sure other sick kids have that same experience," he said.

Carter underwent chemotherapy at Lady Cilento Hospital as he battled lymphoma. He is pictured with his younger sister Charlize. Photo: Supplied

Carter underwent chemotherapy at Lady Cilento Hospital as he battled lymphoma. He is pictured with his younger sister Charlize. Photo: Supplied

Mr Trask said a trip away to central Queensland to look for fossils was just what his son Carter needed after battling cancer.

Carter was diagnosed with lymphoma in June 2015 before undergoing four rounds of chemotherapy at Lady Cilento Hospital, aged just seven.

He spent 120 days undergoing treatment, with 100 of those spent at hospital.

Mr Trask said when Carter found out his wish to go on a family dinosaur safari had been granted by Make-A-Wish, he became obsessed with getting better.

"That trip still ranks as one of, if not the best family holiday we have ever had," Mr Trask said.

"We travelled 3500-kilometres in just six days and had no internet or mobile reception.

"It was just the four of us in the TREX 1 for hours at a time.

Carter underwent chemotherapy when he was just seven years old. Photo: Supplied

Carter underwent chemotherapy when he was just seven years old. Photo: Supplied

"Having the opportunity to share that time together as a family ... after such a traumatic experience, thanks to Make-A-Wish, cannot truly be put into words.

"All I can say is thank you and continue to support this incredible organisation anyway I can."

RE/MAX Bayside Properties agent Bruce Hutchison said he began supporting Make-A-Wish three years ago.

Carter wanted his little sister Charlize to have fun on the safari too. Photo: Supplied

Carter wanted his little sister Charlize to have fun on the safari too. Photo: Supplied

"After learning what Make-A-Wish does, it was impossible not to get involved," he said.

"It is just fantastic to have the rest of the team on board now and some are donating more than $100 for every listing so we can make an even bigger impact for these kids who really deserve some happiness in their lives."

Make-A-Wish works with sick kids, their families and medical teams to deliver unforgettable wish experiences that help kids imagine a future beyond their illness.

The junior paleontologists hunt for dinosaur bones. Photo: Supplied

The junior paleontologists hunt for dinosaur bones. Photo: Supplied

Currently, more than 700 families are on their wish journey.

For more information about Make-A-Wish, visit here.