HAPPIER DAYS: Daphnejean with her two sons (left) Josh and (right) Jamie, who is recovering from a brain tumour.
HAPPIER DAYS: Daphnejean with her two sons (left) Josh and (right) Jamie, who is recovering from a brain tumour.

Rockhampton family not giving up hope for son in hospital

THE slightest movement has ignited a spark of hope for one Rockhampton family.

Jamie Manuele's family has been by his bedside for weeks, as he lies in a Brisbane Hospital battling a brain tumour.

Since having surgery this month, Jamie has not responded.

His mother, Daphnejean Finnegan said doctors had planned to turn Jamie's life support machine off on Tuesday.

But the Alton Downs man is a fighter and has given his family hope after his right pupil responded for two hours for the first time Monday night.

"(Doctors) don't know why it responded or why it stopped but we live in hope," his mum said. "They say they will now give him another four to six weeks."

Daphnejean is thanking the community for all of their support financially, but also for their prayers and verbal support.

"At times we have no words to express our pain nor know what to say, but knowing people care and are interested in his journey is heart warming for us all here," she said.

DONATIONS

Donations to help Jamie's family with accommodation costs can be made to the following account.

Trust ac donations Manuele fm

NAB account - 948843635

BSB - 084-905

Inquiries contact Jill Burke on 49346273

*The account is in the process of becoming tax deductible for donations.