Two years ago, 13-year-old Eli Chatfield was a young kid in love with rugby league. Then his life turned upside down.
After being diagnosed with a medulloblastoma in May 2017, and facing numerous surgeries and radiation therapies, Eli was declared cancer free in September of that year.
Unfortunately, Eli's cancer has returned after two years of remission, meaning the youngster is in the fight of his life for the second time.
Eli was taken to Sydney along with his mother, Sarah, after a blood test showed an abnormality.
"Eli was in remission for two years," Sarah said. "He had his first clean scan in September, 2017, and all clear scans up until last month.
"He started to feel some muscle pain, so we took him in for a scan.
"We took to him to Sydney to look at those tests, and that's when we found that the medulloblastoma, which is a brain cancer, had recurred in his bones and marrow."
The family has started a gofundme page, which has already raised more than $5000. According to the page, Eli's oncologist, Professor David Ziegler, is planning to commence chemo therapy immediately.
"His doctors have started treatment, but we're getting in touch with specialists all over the world to try to identify the best way to potentially get a cure," Sarah said.
Sarah said her family was doing fairly well considering the news.
"I was always terrified the caner would come back," she said. "It was definitely a shock, but I think I'd been expecting it as well.
"Eli was initially devastated, but he's doing OK now. He's just taken it in his stride like last time, and he's doing what needs to be done.
"My oldest son Tremayne is Eli's best friend, and he drove straight up here when he heard the news.
"I'm better than I thought I would be, but it's still a very scary situation to be in."
The Batemans Bay community has thrown its support behind Eli, with a number of fundraising events already underway.
"We come from such a great community where people just rally and do all these wonderful things for us," Sarah said. "It's amazing, and we're so lucky to live in Batemans Bay.
"The most important thing I want to do is raise awareness, so we can potentially talk to people we may not have otherwise been able to speak to.
"We just want everyone to hear his story in the chance that someone who has already been in this position might have an idea for us."
Katungal will hold a car-boot sale on Saturday, November 2, to help raise funds.
For more information about Eli's fight, or to find out how you can help out, visit the Fighting for Eli Round 2 Facebook page.