Condolences to the family of Kaine Fels, a young life lost too soon.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Kaine’s parents (Kylie and Mark) as well as his brothers (Brayden, Deegan and Mark).

Kaine's funeral will be held at Logan Brothers Club House on Friday 21st September.  The funeral service will commence at 10:30am, followed by the family going to a private internment at 1pm.

Kaine was just like every other boy growing up in South Logan – physically active and rugby league mad.  Kaine joined Logan Brothers Rugby League Club in 2006, looking forward to each new season and taking to the field to play football.

In 2011 Kaine was playing in the Under 11’s for Logan Brothers Rugby League Club, Kaine was also filling in for the Under 12’s Div 5 team when they were short of players.  In July of that year Kaine came off the field at the end of a game with a sore back.  One doctor put it down to a pulled muscle and advised his parents to let him rest.  On his birthday that week some family members took Kaine to the movies when he became ill and started to vomit uncontrollably.  The doctors sent him to the Mater Hospital where and ultrasound was done only to reveal a tumour.  He was sent through to the Royal Children’s Hospital in Brisbane so his treatment could commence straight away.

Kaine was diagnosed with Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma and spent the next nine months undergoing various treatments including chemotherapy and radiation.    Although this meant that Kaine could no longer play rugby league he still watched his team play whenever he was able, and would visit his club (Logan Brother).  Over his period in hospital he had visit from various rugby league players, the club provided a laptop so he could keep in touch with his mates, and many people provided his family with support.

Kaine could not play his Grand Final that year, but turned up to the game to support his team.  At the club presentation for 2011 Kaine was awarded the Cameron Smith Award, for the way he played his football, supported his team and how he was handling the treatment he had to undergo.  He got to meet Cameron Smith in August 2012 when he was given the honour of running out with the Melbourne Storm at their home ground.

It appeared that Kaine may have beaten the cancer only to be diagnosed as terminal in May.  Sadly Kaine lost his fight on Tuesday, and will be missed by all those who knew him.

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