It’s a great boost for the Appeal, but also fantastic PR for the Australian atheist, skeptical and secular community which has dug deeply to contribute over $18,000 in just 12 days to help fund vital medical treatment for Jode.
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Beautiful proof that you don’t need to be religious to be charitable: “When prayer won’t cut it, practical people need to pitch in.”
“Fortunately for the Matthews …. their community has rallied around them in a touching show of solidarity and altruism.
“Other people might reach out to their church, their service club or sporting organisation,” Adam Matthews tells Mamamia. “When we realised that, in order to save Jode’s life, we needed far more money than we could manage, we reached out to the Australian secular and sceptical community.”