Moo trucks on through cancer battle

By: Cobey Bartels

Friend of Owner//Driver and owner of the iconic ‘Filthy’ White 4000 we covered last year, Mick ‘Moo’ Lake, was diagnosed with cancer on Christmas Eve.

Moo trucks on through cancer battle
Mick and Mel Lake, with 'Filthy'

Since the devastating news, Mick and his wife Mel have been struggling to balance treatment and operating their business – Truckin’ Stainless – setting up a GoFundMe page to help cover the costs of hospital care.

Mick has Double Myeloma, a form of cancer that develops from plasma cells in the bone marrow, and has been receiving ongoing treatment since New Year’s Eve.

In 10 weeks Mick is having a Stem Cell Blood Transfusion, which will put him out of work for at least a month and will put significant strain on his business and family’s livelihood.

At the time of writing, the GoFundMe page has raised $3,195 and Mick and Mel say the money will go towards covering the cost of treatment and help keep their business afloat.

Mick has been working through the treatment, where possible, to keep Truckin’ Stainless kicking along with the help of his good mate Steve who travelled down from Mackay to help lighten the load.

"He heard about what was going on when he was down here at the time, and he decided to stay and help while I was getting treatment," Mick says.

"I’ve been working through it, going to hospital for treatments then back to the workshop - i haven’t stopped.

"In respect of all the wonderful people that have had to endure this terrible disease, we understand that asking for donations seems a bit steep, but if you would like to donate please do so, or think to donate to any cancer foundation," he says.

You can donate or find out more HERE.

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