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Backing the Bartletts

Cause page created in the Health category by Sarah McCormick for Sarah Bartlett


$18,786 donated
Given by 210 generous donors in around 4 months
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Funds raised will go towards helping keep this families life easy, stress free, making up for Sarahs lost wages

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This wee family is one that has grown on me …. Roo (10) & Nath are bloody good buggers, spinning nothing but good vibes, yarns and the best of smiles but that Sarah she’s a whole different story ..

Shes got a lot of ‘Hats’, 2016 brain surgery survivor, 2017 Breast Cancer survivor,

fundraising co-ordinator, CanInspire committee member, being an amazing inspiring, extremely dedicated mum, librarian, and employee, daughter in law, sister, friend and wife . Sarah is forever making crappy jokes, jokes that make someone who doesn’t know her wicked ways absolutely cringe but she’s a genuine, caring, beautiful lady who loves her family so fiercely, she has got quite the yarn to tell… A tale of survival, stubbornness, sheer determination and a tale of how she will fight for her so very loved family right to the end but they need your help..

Sarah has been apprehensive about asking for your help… but I know how much you all want to reach out and do what you can to help this wee family who have already endured what no one should ever have to face … Nathans job and the industry he is in has been hit pretty hard with covid & now Sarah can’t work for the foreseeable future pair that back with no government assistance this in itself proves for a pretty stressful time then just chuck in an intense few weeks of treatment , Sarah is going to be undergoing 5 weeks of daily Radiation as there is now a second brain tumour site along with the regrowth of original tumour.. and you now get why they need your help … a little bit from a lot of people can make a HUGE difference ..

Sarah McCormick's involvement (page creator)

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Funds raised will go towards helping keep this families life easy, stress free, making up for Sarahs lost wages.


Latest update

3 Weeks PM (Post Microwaving)  17 October 2020

Posted by: Sarah McCormick

Here’s a little bit of an insight to what’s happening with the Bartletts at the moment xx

It's now been almost 3

weeks since my final radiation treatment in Christchurch. When they said "you'll feel tired for a few weeks..." I did not anticipate the absolute exhaustion that's happening. I'm able to walk around 200 meters before I need to sit and rest, anything cognitive like writing lists, organising Ruby and everyday domestic stuff is a bit of a challenge and is requiring loads of patience from all three of us.

I had a telephone appointment with my oncologist this past Tuesday afternoon, I have six more days of steroids to get through and a few more weeks of the grotty painkillers before we start tapering them off. It will be interesting to see what reality feels like once the drug haze has gone, I'm definitely nervous of the pain as I've not really been able to get on top of it.

My oncologist also explained that we need to wait four months before they can get a new picture, via MRI, of what has been achieved/not achieved. There would be no point scanning now as it's probably not going to give us a clear idea, the old brain needs more time to settle and heal.

She also reminded me not to compare this to my breast cancer radiation, on the radiation intensity scale it doesn't get worse than brain microwaving which means being patient, not pushing myself and trying to let my body have the time it requires to start healing.

That's really all the informative we have for now, as we find out about the outcome of treatment and future treatment plans we will let you all know.

Thank you so much for your continued support and messages of love and hope.

We truly appreciate each and every one of you.

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John on 23 Nov 2020
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Guest Donor on 31 Oct 2020
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Kathryn on 30 Oct 2020
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Overend Family on 11 Oct 2020
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