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1 April, 2021

Nate to become face of Brain Cancer Awareness Month

LATE last year, Mareeba was shocked by the passing of one of its smallest, kindest and bravest residents, Nate Moule.

By Rhys Thomas

Mareeba’s Nate Moule who passed away in 2020 has become one of the faces of Brain Cancer Awareness Month in May.

LATE last year, Mareeba was shocked by the passing of one of its smallest, kindest and bravest residents, Nate Moule. 

Nate had been battling brain cancer since his diagnosis in October 2018, enduring regular trips to Sydney visiting world-renowned neurosurgeon, Dr Charlie Teo. 

Four months on from his passing Nate has been honoured as one of the faces of Brain Cancer Awareness Month in May. 

Despite fighting a malignant brain tumour for over three years Nate only spent 13 nights in hospital undergoing surgery. 

Nate’s mother, Katie Moule, was overwhelmed when asked by the Charlie Teo Foundation for Nate to be one of the faces of Brain Cancer Awareness Month.

“I was really overwhelmed because I thought our story didn’t have such a happy ending,” she said.

“It was very much an honour to be asked, it was lovely.

“We need to find a cure and Charlie leads the way in thinking outside the box.” 

Dr Teo was not only Nate’s doctor but also his friend as a special bond grew between them in the years they knew each other. 

When news of Nates passing reached Dr Teo, he reached out to Katie with a heartfelt message that really showcased his relationship with Nate.

“Nate was a beautiful soul who lived far too short a life, he brought joy and inspiration to all those who were privileged enough to cross his colorful path,” Dr Teo said.

“Nate experienced more love, joy and warmth from you than most people would experience in a lifetime and that his immortality will lie in memories that he has created in everyone that knew him. 

“Your efforts and yours alone kept Nate alive, with amazing quality of life for longer than any child in the history of medicine with such an aggressive cancer.” 

When Nate passed last December Katie asked people to send donations to the Charlie Teo Foundation in leu of cards and flowers to the family. 

This act resulted in the single biggest donation drive through Facebook ever for the Charlie Teo Foundation raising over $10,000. 

To raise money in memory of Nate and in support of the kids battling brain cancer, Katie along with friends and family will be fundraising throughout the latter half of April until May with all funds going towards the Charlie Teo Foundation  


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