Year 12 student at St Marys Cathedral College North Sydney Jacques Pacifique had a bone marrow transplant last week, the latest treatment for the Leukaemia he was diagnosed with for the second time in December.
His classmates shaved their heads as a show of support while boys in the younger grades dyed their hair for the Worlds Greatest Shave during Catholic Schools Week.
Together they raised more than $60,000 for the Leukaemia Foundation. This time they showed their support through prayer.
“On the morning of the operation Year 12 had a special prayer service for Jacques at the grotto to Mary in the College amphitheatre,” said College Principal Br Christopher Peel.
“By the end of the prayer over 300 staff and students were present, covering all the stairs leading into the College. It was a wonderful show of support.
“The operation went ahead without complications. Now we have to wait and see if it’s successful as Jacques remains in isolation for 100 days.”