Support for Casey

$1,100 donated
Given by 24 generous donors in 4 weeks

15yr old Casey moved to Starship for a year to undergo treatment for osteosarcoma (bone cancer) – lets help make it a bit more fun for her.


15 year old Casey Gilbert hasn't left home, family, friends and her school for fun. In fact she has left her hometown of New Plymouth to move to Starship Hospital for a year to undergo treatment. It's no fun being in hospital anyway but away from your friends and family makes it harder and boring! We'd like to be able to support Casey and her family by providing them with a hamper of fun teen stuff to while away the days, weeks and months ahead.

YMCA North's involvement (page creator)

We are involved because Casey was part of YMCA Taranaki Raise up Crew in her hometown of New Plymouth; Raise up is a youth development programme that supports young people to develop their own skills while organising and delivering safe, fun alcohol, drug and smoke free events for local youth.

Casey can't attend Raise up here in Auckland even though we have a number of programmes around the city so we thought we would let her know that we are still here to support her and visit if we can.

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WOW! $1000!!  14 April 2016

The support has been amazing - I'm sure I speak for Casey and her family when I say thank you so very much!

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Leeanne and David
Leeanne and David on 16 Apr 2016
Hope you're feeling better soon!
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 14 Apr 2016
Jan Willems & Donella Willems
Jan Willems & Donella Willems on 14 Apr 2016
Our very best wishes to you and your family x
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 14 Apr 2016
Claire on 14 Apr 2016
For my niece, Casey :-)

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This page was created on 16 Mar 2016 and closed on 18 Apr 2016.