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Andrew VS Cancer - Episode IV - A New Drug

Cause page created in the Health category by janine carr for Andy Speir

$44,395 of $40,000 goal

Given by 309 generous donors in 11 weeks


Cancer is terrible. Andy is awesome & needs Avastin which costs around $40,000. Let’s help his whanau out and give him the best chance!

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Our beloved mate has a fight on his hands!

As you may know, he was recently diagnosed with Stage IV Bowel Cancer and is currently undergoing chemotherapy to fight it.

While we have an amazing public health system here in NZ, there is another challenge.

A drug called Avastin has been recommended as his medical team believe it will give him the best shot at things... and it is not funded infact it will cost about $40,000.

So this is one way we can all support him and his amazing whanau as he puts his best Chewbacca impersonation into action and fights this with all the humour grace, and guitar solos we know and love.



janine carr's involvement (page creator)

Andy is a dear friend and a bloody good person. He has been stuck with me in his life since intermediate school.

Use of funds

Primarily, the medication he needs. Anything extra will just help him and his whanau with any support they might need during this time.

Latest update

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Hey everyone!  7 February 2020

Posted by: Andy Speir

Andrew here! My family and I have been really humbled by all of your generosity. Just letting you all know that we will keep the page up after we hit the target and anything above it will contribute to a 2nd round!

Meanwhile here is a picture of me and my thumbs with some food...

Thank you everybody!!

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Latest donations

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 08 Mar 2020



  • Hayley

    Hayley on 01 Mar 2020


    Sending my love across the Tasman old friend xxx


  • Sam

    Sam on 28 Feb 2020


    I wish I could give you more my friend. Spend this money however you wish. Parties, Travel, Medical costs, One last crazy adventure. Whatever your heart desires.   Just promise me that you just don't fade silently into the dark. S C


  • Lauren

    Lauren on 28 Feb 2020


    Andy hope all is going well on your quest and sending you the force always!!! Missing my lucky charm in London X


  • Graham/Anna/Isla

    Graham/Anna/Isla on 27 Feb 2020


    Smash it bro!


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Paying to a verified bank account of Andy Speir

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This page was created on 15 Jan 2020 and closes on 15 Jan 2021.
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Given by 309 generous donors in 11 weeks

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