Former Origin Greats get behind Heather for treatment

THE Former Origin Greats (FOGS) have donated a framed Queensland State of Origin jumper signed by the victorious 2013 side to help raise funds for life extending breast cancer treatment for terminally ill Brisbane woman Heather Ferrier.

Ms Ferrier's family and friends started the Hope for Heather Cancer Fund in a campaign to raise money for a new gene-based therapy threatment not yet funded by the Australian government.

"This treatment should buy Heather an extra six to 12 months of life," her sister, Brisbane journalist Tracey Ferrier, said.

The FOGs have come to Heather's aide by donating a stunning, authentic collector's item signed by every member of the 2013 Maroons' side which completed an exciting 2-1 series win over NSW.

The framed jumper will become even more highly sought after should Queensland's historic eight-straight series winning streak come to an end this year.

The prized piece of memorabilia will be auctioned online up until July 2.

The auction also includes two tickets to the third and possibly deciding State of Origin game at Suncorp Stadium on July 9 as well as four tickets to a Brisbane Broncos home game and a post-match visit to the team's dressing room.

Bids for the prize can be submitted to Wayne Heming at so get in early.

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