Four months ago, Kelly Carter's grandfather Ivan "Ray" Carter died from a rare form of cancer, after an 18-and-a-half year battle.
On Friday, the Kaniva 17-year-old honored him by holding a morning tea fundraiser, attended by more than 90 people.
Surrounded by supporters at Kaniva's community hub, Miss Carter raised $3310.60 for the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute in Ballarat, where Mr Carter's oncologist Professor George Kannourakis works.
"I've been shocked at the turnout, I really wasn't expecting the amount of support I received," she said.
"FECRI is such a special place, and the fundraiser is a project for the personal development skills part of my VCAL program.
"George was his oncologist for eight years so all the money is going to him and the institute. I also get to go to the lab and talk to George through the project. It's also quite special because one of the liquid nitrogen containers at the facility has past samples of my granddad's cells, which can be used for research."
Miss Carter said Ivan battled Multiple Myeloma, a cancer of plasma cells in the bone marrow, for 14 years. Having survived it, in 2014, he was diagnosed with rare disease in the bone marrow known as AL Amyloidosis which resulted from the myeloma.
"It spreads to your heart, oesophagus and tongue," she said. "He was given 18 months to live and survived four years.'
Miss Carter is currently in year 11 at Kaniva College, but is also undertaking a year's worth of work experience at the West Wimmera Health Service in Nhill in the hope she will one day become a nurse.
Friday's event featured Nhill cancer nurse Janine Clark as guest speaker.
Miss Carter said anyone who wanted to donate to her cause could go here.
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