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Help Andrew beat the Big C

Closed Cause page created in the Health category by Daimler Teves for Andrew Porteous


$183,187 of $100,000 goal

Given by 1049 generous donors in over a year

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Please help our best mate Andrew Porteous in his mission to conquer Stage 4 Oesophageal Cancer.

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Andrew’s world has turned upside down after being diagnosed with stage 4 oesophageal cancer in October, just two weeks after his son Martin was born, and one week before he was to start his new job. He had been making the most of his time off over the last few weeks spending time with his 3-year old daughter Lauren while his wife Emma gave birth to Martin.

The prognosis for his condition is dreadful. The cancer is particularly aggressive and it’s spread to different places in his body. Untreated, the doctors have said an average person with his type of cancer only has 6 months to live, and treated, just 12 months. The odds are against him, but we believe Andrew is the exception. We just need to help him get there.

A keen surfer, swimmer and ultimate kiwi handyman, Andrew is a fit and healthy 33-year old with a large support network.

And thanks to the love of his friends and family, has the self-belief and determination to beat this. The docs have said he’s had this cancer for a while, but has had excellent performance with the symptoms so far, meaning his body is up for the fight.

But the fight won’t be easy. His health insurance company will cover some cost of chemotherapy but will not cover the costs of the medicine Herceptin. Pharmac has rejected his application for funding because this medicine has only been proven to sufficiently improve the prognosis of women who have breast cancer (who Pharmac will cover). Now he’s looking at whopping bills to cover his medication which will help to prolong his life and help his young family cope with the type of news that we all hope we will never have to hear.

It’s these difficult times in life where we rely on our support network and the kindness of strangers to step up and do everything they can to help. All the money from this Givealittle campaign will go towards Andrew’s fight.

***UPDATE 19 December 2017***

As Andrew mentioned, we really love all the support you've all given Andrew throughout over the last 12 months.

Because chemotherapy and herceptin wasn't successful, Andrew is now looking towards alternative treatments to fight cancer and to also ensure his family are taken care of in the future. So we will be using the funds generated to help with those.


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    Guest Donor on 28 Jun 2018

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    Guest Donor on 08 Jun 2018

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  • Guan

    Guan on 26 May 2018

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    Guest Donor on 26 May 2018

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  • Tony

    Tony on 05 May 2018

    $50

    Dear Andrew, keep fighting , keep believing. Wish you all the comfort and luck you need.

    $50

Page created by

Daimler Teves

Individual
Auckland

I'm a friend of Andrew who is setting this page to help his fight with Oesophageal Cancer

All funds raised benefit

Andrew Porteous

Individual
Auckland

Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Andrew Porteous.

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“Keep keeping on xx”
“Thinking of you everyday - you really are one of the good guys. Lots of love to your family x”
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Andrew, your family and friends during this trying time. X”
“Sending you much hope and blessings.”
“Hi Andrew. I Work for GE direct sales and pray u get completely cured.Stay strong Gillian”
“Andrew, may this little contribution help. You are a strong individual and keep fighting. My thoughts are with you and your family and I believe in law of attraction so try yo keep positive and exhaust all your options.”
“Keep up the fight There are a lot of people thinking of you all”
“We're thinking of you, Emma, Lauren and Martin. xxx”
“Stay strong AP. Sending you and your family best wishes.”
“Stay positive Andrew and keep fighting and providing your regular updates. Hope this little contribution helps towards you and your family and thoughts are with you. The Smiths”
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