Cancer drug fundraising for Shirley

$32,208 of $66,000 goal
Given by 169 generous donors in around 4 months

Raising funds for Shirley for Avastin drug to treat ovarian cancer

Tauranga South, Tauranga

My name is Shirley and I was diagnosed with stage four terminal high grade ovarian serous cancer in 2017 when fluid was discovered on my lungs. When diagnosed the prognosis was dire with a 6% statistical chance of living to five years in this country.

My teenagers were devastated to hear I had a short life expectancy. They have no father to call on.

Chemo from treatment of cancer initially took my hair, ruined my career and the cancer left me and my children traumatized. The trauma still remains.

Currently I have become allergic to the chemotherapy that is keeping me alive and this is the only type available in New Zealand that will help me. Luckily I have been able to combat this with a hypersensitivity protocol. How long this will continue to work is unknown and herein lies the problem. Time is running out.

For those with health insurance there is another expensive drug available but unfortunately I have no health insurance. If we can raise enough funds for this drug called Avastin it will help me remain cancer free for a longer period of time. It’s not a cure but it gives my family and I more time to spend together.

My children have asked me to set up a Give A Little Page to go towards funding this drug. Anything you can donate will help us. Without your help I will likely be struggling to live much longer without a miracle and I want to stay alive as long as possible for the sake of my son and daughter.

Thank you for caring.

Use of funds

The money will be spent on Avastin drug. If I don't meet the target the money will be able to be spent on a certain amount of the drug or failing that if the amount is lower alternative medications and cheap repurposed drugs.

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Thank you  21 March 2024

So grateful for your help. Treatment is underway and waiting to see results.

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Latest donations

Cindy on 27 Feb 2024
Didn't know about the RSA gig til too late, so here's my contribution. Hang in there Shirley, you haven't interviewed me yet, so hope I'll be seeing you in the future.
Shirley Ryder

Hi Cindy. Thank you so much. Drop me a message on my Facebook page The Shirley Ryder Show & Shirlz Music and I will get back to you for a time x

Shirley Ryder
Simon on 24 Feb 2024
John Baxter raffle… I can’t make the show so I thought this might help… We are all thinking about you and hoping this medicine helps
Shirley Ryder

Thank you so much xxx

Shirley Ryder
Nigel on 22 Feb 2024
2 x raffle tickets - John Baxter painting
Shirley Ryder

Thanks Nigel. For purpose of the raffle can you please let me know your surname :) Thank you

Shirley Ryder
Tanya on 22 Feb 2024
For raffle tickets x and a little donation xx
Shirley Ryder

Done. thanks x

Shirley Ryder
Darin on 13 Feb 2024
Shirley Ryder

Thank you xx

Shirley Ryder

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This page was created on 19 Nov 2023 and closed on 22 Mar 2024.