Art’s spinal tumour (Chondrosarcoma)
Art’s wife is currently unable to work & needs to be there for Art to support him while he recovers and to build his spirits back up.Auckland
Art Abbott was diagnosed just recently during the covit-19 lockdown with Chondrosarcoma a rare tumour in his spine. It was causing him terrible pain, he kept falling and he was no longer able to walk on his own. Chondrosarcoma cancers are resistant to chemotherapy and radiotherapy so the only treatment available was to operate and remove the tumour.
Art is one of the most caring, kind and thoughtful people I know. He is always visiting and helping others who are sick or lonely. Art is Married to Margaret and is Dad to Rachel and James. He is a much loved Poppa to Caleb, Addison, Alyssa and Mateo.
Art’s tumour was able to be removed after a long 13.5 hour operation on the 7th of May. Along with the tumour a large amount of his spine had to be removed as well and was replaced with a Spinal Prosthesis. His spinal cord needed to be patched up as the tumour had begun to wrap around it. Luckily he appears to still be able to feel his feet and move them like before the operation.
The road to recovery is going to be long after such a huge operation. The surgeon had told him prior to the operation he would be in hospital for months and there will be a lot of rehabilitation required.
Rachel Rogers' involvement (page creator)
I am Art and Margaret’s daughter, Rachel Rogers.
Use of funds
The funds will be used to support Margaret and Art while Margaret is unable to work. To also help pay for hospital parking costs and anything else Art requires to help him to recover.
Dear friends and family,
With covit-19 restrictions back. Rotorua hospital is currently not allowing visitors. ☹️Thanks to those people who went to visit Dad prior to the changes to the levels, he really does love to see familiar faces.
If you have time please give Dad a call on his cell phone. I know this will cheer him up as he has been feeling a bit down since moving to Rotorua hospital.
Stay safe everyone,
Emily and Stefan, many thanks for your kind gift for Mum and Dad xxoo
Dear Stephen, many thanks for your kind gift and your positive wishes for Mum and Dad. I hope you are well. Kindest Regards, Rachel
Thanks very much for your kind donation.
Dear Auntie Sue and Uncle Graham, thanks for your kind gift for Mum and Dad. Love Rachel
Dear B, thanks for your kind gift for my Mum and Dad. Love Rachel x
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This page was created on 10 May 2020 and closes on 11 Nov 2020.