Help to fund Cancer Treatment - Save a Wonderful Dad!

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Fundraising for a family member to pay for Cancer Treatments

Hamilton, Waikato

NZ couple (Janice and Benjamin Lyke) and 2 kiwi kids living in China. Father diagnosed with melanoma cancer in October. He underwent initial surgery to remove the tumour & additionally all four lymph nodes on left side as cancer had spread to this region. He has been undergoing immunotherapy treatment & has completed 7 cycles so far. Suffering from all associated side effects including thyroid issues, muscle fatigue, Brain fog, headaches, he is now unable to work many days.

Last month the family received a bill from the hospital concerned to inform them the insurance was exhausted and that self-payment is now required for all treatments moving forward.

He missed an important cycle of treatment while the family intensively investigated all options to help them out. All options have led to a dead end at present, but the family have not given up hope.

They paid out $10,000 nzd for him to have his last treatment. Using all available savings and requiring partial use of a credit card to fund this.

The next treatment is in 20 days from where another $10,000 will need to be paid. Stress and anxiety levels are running high.

Please help this wonderful family who find themselves in a terrible position where money comes before life. They are trying to return to NZ however there is a 3 month waitlist and they will need money to pay for treatments in the mean-time.

Anything would help and be much appreciated.

Be thankful for today, because in one moment your entire life can change.

Sarah Frank's involvement (page creator)

Janice is my sister- she is needing help for her partner's Benjamin's cancer treatment while they are waiting in China to come back to NZ

Use of funds

Immunotherapy treatment (Pembrolizumab) for Cancer while the family relocate to NZ and are on a 3 month waiting list - they will need to pay in the meantime. : ( All savings now exhausted and needing urgent help please!

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Heartfelt Gratitude for Your Support...  6 April 2024

I am overwhelmed with gratitude as I write this message to express my deepest thanks to each and every one of you who has generously donated to the fundraising campaign for my brother-in-law's cancer treatment. Your support has been nothing short of extraordinary, and it means the world to us.

In times of hardship, it's the kindness and generosity of individuals like you that truly make a difference. Your contributions have not only provided vital financial assistance but have also given us immense emotional strength and hope.

With your support, we are moving closer to ensuring that my brother-in-law receives the treatment and care he needs to fight this battle. Your donations are more than just monetary gifts; they are symbols of compassion, solidarity, and love.

Please know that your generosity will forever be cherished and remembered by our family. Your willingness to stand by us during this challenging time is a testament to the power of community and human connection.

From the depths of our hearts, thank you for your incredible support. Together, we are making a difference and shining a light of hope in the face of adversity.

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Andrew & Sherie
Andrew & Sherie 1 hour ago
Wishing you all the best. Andrew, Sherie, Mikyla & Danika
Andrea 4 days ago
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Guest Donor 7 days ago
Sarah Frank

We are so grateful for your donation and are extremely grateful for your support.

Sarah Frank
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Guest Donor 7 days ago
Sarah Frank

Thank you so much for your kindness this is really appreciated by our family.

Sarah Frank
Lauren 7 days ago
Thinking of you and sending much love from Lauren and Lewis in AD.
Sarah Frank

Thank you so much Lauren and Lewis, this is really appreciated and I hope you are all well.

Sarah Frank

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