Community rallies for ex-mayor Jim Webber, battling cancer
GET well soon. We miss you heaps.
The words formed part of a heartfelt message penned Wednesday by Dylan Webber, who added it to the get well tree for his grandfather, former Rockhampton mayor Jim Webber.
He paid tribute to a special man. "He's one of the nicest guys you'd ever meet... someone I really look up to," Dylan said.
Jim, a three-term mayor and long-serving councillor, is having chemotherapy in Brisbane after last month being diagnosed with lymphoma on the brain.
Son Doug said he was responding well to the treatment. "He's now got rid of the walker, he's talking really well and not stumbling over his words and he is remembering things," he said.
Councillor Cherie Rutherford co-ordinated the get well tree, which stands outside city hall in Bolsover St.
Residents can pick up a wish card from the customer service centre, write a message on it and place it on the tree. The messages will then be sent to Jim.