Help support two babies enjoy Christmas after Mum dies with out warning

$245 donated
Given by 6 generous donors in 18 days

Help support 2 children celebrate Christmas after young Mum unexpectedly dies from a brain bleed.

Gate Pa, Tauranga

We often hear the saying "Here today, gone tomorrow!" In our case that's very much true. Makea was a daughter, sister, much loved Aunty but more importantly a loving Mum to a 5yr old beautiful girl and 3yr old handsome boy. At 23 she started with flu like symptoms that snowballed rapidly to sepsis and a brain bleed which sadly killed her within a couple of weeks. You ask why didn't she go to the Drs right? Do any of us when we feel like it's just the flu? Noone could have known that she would take her last sip of water to keep hydrated earlier that day to die that very night. They say everyone has family whether immediate or extended but that's not always the case. We don't. We have each other left and our poor old mum. So I'm writing today to ask for your help. Her sudden death has left our mum and her 4 siblings not only struggling with the fact that she's gone, never to come home and gone so soon but struggling financially not only to find the unexpected funds to pay for her funeral but also to help her children try and have somewhat of a normal Christmas knowing their mum will never be able to say I love you to them ever again. On behlaf of my whanau we would love to thankyou for any help however big or small it is so very much appreciated.

Shanna-Marie McDonald's involvement (page creator)

I am her sister. Funds will be released to our mother Trudy.

Use of funds

To help pay off the last of her funeral costs so our whanau can sleep a tiny bit easier and to buy her children Christmas presents to make it a Christmas they will and can never forget.

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Lisa on 20 Nov 2023
Leon on 16 Nov 2023
Tat & Maryann
Tat & Maryann on 11 Nov 2023
Arohamai 💝💛💚💜
Shanna-Marie McDonald

Kia ora, on behalf of me and our whanau we'd just like to say thankyou so much for your kind donation. We never knew how in an instant we'd be the ones needing to ask for help. So fro. The bottoms of our hearts thankyou.

Shanna-Marie McDonald
Delani on 11 Nov 2023
Taken from us too soon! ❤️
Shanna-Marie McDonald

Hiya, Thankyou so very much. We never know when our time comes but it's even harder knowing you could be here one day working out eating healthy to never come home the next day. From the whanau and her babies we thankyou so much.

Shanna-Marie McDonald
Shaunee on 11 Nov 2023
Shanna-Marie McDonald

Hi Shaunee, from the whanau and I we'd like to thankyou so much for helping us. You have no idea how much it's appreciated.

Shanna-Marie McDonald

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