Murarrie Family Battling Toddler’s Leukemia with Community Support

Murarrie Family Archie Asher AML
Photo Credit: CrLucyCollier/Facebook

A Murarrie family has experienced a heartwarming demonstration of community support as their 15-month-old son, Archie Asher, faces a critical battle against Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. Unfortunately, Archie’s condition has taken a devastating turn, requiring additional medical intervention in his ongoing fight against this disease.



Archie’s ordeal began in March 2023, when he was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) at just five months old.


Following an intense regimen of chemotherapy and a subsequent period of remission, the Asher family’s hopes were dashed with news of the leukemia’s return in late January 2024. The toddler’s fight against cancer now hinges on additional rounds of chemotherapy and a potentially life-saving bone marrow transplant from his 4-year-old sister, Alani, who tested as a compatible donor.

Murarrie Family Archie Asher AML
Photo Credit: CrLucyCollier/Facebook

The family’s plight has spurred Cr Lucy Collier of Morningside to call upon the local community for support. 

The Ashers are facing significant emotional and financial strain, with Archie’s mother, Anita, taking extended leave from work to be by her son’s side in the hospital, leaving the family reliant on a single income during this challenging time.


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Murarrie Family Archie Asher AML
Photo Credit: CrLucyCollier/Facebook

Community members are encouraged to contribute in various ways, including donating to the Asher family’s GoFundMe page, providing meal vouchers, and dropping off non-perishable food items at Ms Collier’s office in Bulimba. These acts of kindness are crucial in easing the family’s burden and enabling them to focus on Archie’s recovery.

To date, the Asher family has received over 370 cash donations amounting to nearly $40,000. 



“Frustratingly, he’s so happy and himself at home you wouldn’t even think he’s sick. Thank you to all for your words of support, messages and donations. We are shells of ourselves these days and trying to keep it together, you are all rallying behind us and we can’t thank you enough,” Anita wrote in an update to the fundraiser. 

Published 2-Feb-2024