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BRAVE THE SHAVE in support of Andrea Balona

Cause page created in the Health category by Jo-Anne Whitehead for Andrea Greengrass Balona


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SAMUEL (10) braving the shave to raise money to help Andrea Balona beat cancer!

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SAMUEL (age 10) is braving the shave in solidarity with his Aunty Awesome.

Earlier this year Samuel's Aunt, Andrea Balona was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. Being in her early 40's and a mother, with 3 kids of school ages, it's a sobering and petrifying time. Though she puts on the bravest of faces.

When she got the diagnosis and treatment plan it was seriously scary:

- Partial mastectomy.

- 3 months of chemo

- 6 weeks of radiation

- 5 years of hormone treatment

The masectomy went well and doctors were pleased with the outcome, but having started chemo this month, like all cancer patients, she started to lose her hair. Taking the bull by the horns and in her usual positive style, Andrea decided to shave it all off, making her experience public.

Samuel (10) watched his Aunty's video and was really moved, so in solidarity with Andrea declared he was going to shave his head too, but asked if he could raise money for his Aunt.

As you are no doubt aware cancer does not just cost lives but can put unexpected financial strain on a family, paying for additional costs like transport, accommodation, childcare etc., at a time when its the last thing they should be worrying about.

During the radiotherapy Andrea will have to live in a different town, for the duration of treatment, being away from her family and support network.

Those that know Andrea, know she goes out of her way to help anyone who needs it, always putting herself last, but this time she could do with a bit of help. So we're asking friends and family to help by sponsoring Samuel's Head Shave, on 26th May.

EVERY LITTLE HELPS and This Cancer CAN be beaten.

Use of funds

All money will be going directly to support Andrea and the Balona family.


Latest donations

  • Agi Wakeley-Totka

    Agi Wakeley-Totka 3 days ago

    $25

    Sending you love and light 💜🌈💜🌈

    $25

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor 6 days ago

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  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor 6 days ago

    $50

    $50

  • Tassi/Kaique Minotelli

    Tassi/Kaique Minotelli 7 days ago

    $100

    Andy, near or far, we are always with u. Our best Mom from NZ. Be Brave. Love u

    $100

  • Evan

    Evan 7 days ago

    $100

    Your positive attitude is inspiring.

    $100

Page created by

Jo-Anne Whitehead

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Nationwide

I am her sister and her nephew wants to help raise money for her cancer treatment by braving the shave.

All funds raised benefit

Andrea Greengrass Balona

Individual
Nationwide

Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Andrea Greengrass Balona.

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“Andy, near or far, we are always with u. Our best Mom from NZ. Be Brave. Love u”
“Your positive attitude is inspiring.”
“You are such a kind person wishing you all the strength and love for you and your family.”
“Andrea we love you so very much. Xxx You will be a fearless warrior inspiring others.”
“Wishing you all the best and sending love to you all xxx”
“I am blown away by your strength and positivity. Kia kaha Jxx”
“You are amazing and always helping others. Good luck on your recovery journey. XX.”
“Very Brave Andrea. Wishing you lots of love and support. You are still smiling and looking beautiful with your new hair do! Very inspiring. xxx”
“You look beautiful Andrea, Kia kaha 💖”
“All the very best to the most positive and inspiring woman out there. Andrea gives so much to others and has become a major asset to the Queenstown Cat Rescue. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You WILL beat this beautiful lady xox Lots of love Julia ,Chelsea and Shaney xox”
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