Rats shed blood in heartfelt support for former Wallaby Pat McCabe & Charli

By Jon Geddes THE Warringah Rats have rallied around their former Wallaby star Pat McCabe and his wife Tammy as the family faces the biggest challenge of their lives. The couple’s daughter Charli, who turns three in July, is currently undergoing treatment after being diagnosed with leukaemia six months ago and has already undergone 14 blood transfusions and spent 85 nights in hospital. In a heartfelt display of support 32 members of the Rats’ community donated blood last Sunday, including current players, WAGS, head coach Josh Holmes, club legend “Slammin” Sam Ward, current general manager Jake Letts, former general managers Guy Fraser-Hills and Manly Marlins GM Greg Marr. As rugby navigates its way through a period of great turbulence, this story demonstrates that the code still has plenty to be proud of. Charli, who is in the middle of a round of immunotherapy, attended the special day along her parents and six-year-old twin siblings Jack and Olivia. ALL IN THE FAMILY
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