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Keytruda treatment for Cancer Battle - Help Dad fulfil his wish

$6,260 of $100,000 goal
Given by 33 generous donors in 4 weeks

Immunotherapy treatment for our Dad

Hamilton, Waikato

Our dad Kevin has a diagnosis of a Stage 4 metastatic oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. The cancer has affected the nerves associated with swallowing and Dad is no longer able to take food by mouth.

He underwent chemotherapy and radiation back in 2021 for tonsillar and base of tongue squamous cell carcinoma, unfortunately he has had a recurrence, with a spread to both his lungs also.

The only treatment option for Dad at this stage is Immunotherapy - Keytruda which is not publically funded in NZ and is at a private cost of $110,000 for 1 year with infusions administrated every 3 weeks.

Dad has been given 6 months life expectancy but with the help of Immunotherapy Dad maybe able to fulfil his wish to see his eldest granddaughter graduate from Otago University at the end of next year 2025.

Dad is surrounded and supported by all his 3 children and 5 grandchildren and he is loved immensely.

We appreciate any support we receive and truly wish to fulfil this for our Dad / Koro, Thank you

Sierra, Bronson, Caleb, Shaylah, Mystique, Porscha, Sierra and Haley

Sierra Murray's involvement (page creator)

I am the eldest child of Kevin Taka

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The only treatment option for Dad at this stage is Immunotherapy - Keytruda which is not publically funded in NZ and is at a private cost of $110,000 for 1 year with infusions administrated every 3 weeks.

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Funds for treatment have been secured  17 July 2024

Good Morning,

We as a whanau have secured the full total of $100595.59 for dads Keytruda treatment. He begins his first infusion on Monday 22 July 2024. We would like to extend our thanks to everyone that has donated, shared dads page and continued to have us in your thoughts and prayers.

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Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 02 Jul 2024
Wishing all the best for your family 💗
$10
Sierra Murray

Thank you for your support 💙

Sierra Murray
Lynette
Lynette on 24 Jun 2024
We miss you our buddy for our huis in Brisbane
$100
Sierra Murray

Thank you for your support 💙

Sierra Murray
Morry/Joseanne
Morry/Joseanne on 24 Jun 2024
$100
Sierra Murray

Thank you for your support 💙

Sierra Murray
Melissa
Melissa on 23 Jun 2024
$50
Sierra Murray

Thank you for your support 💙

Sierra Murray
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 21 Jun 2024
$70
Sierra Murray

Thank you for your support 💙

Sierra Murray

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This campaign started on 18 Jun 2024 and ends on 31 Jul 2024.