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Donna Needs Your Help

Closed Cause page created in the Health category by Bronwyn Porter for donna macmillan

$9,223 of $50,000 goal
Given by 95 generous donors in over a year

Donna has incurable cancer, and needs special medication to prolong her life. This will cost $6000 per month.

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Donna was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, aged 37. This incredible mother of 3, had no history of breast cancer in her family so it was quite a shock. Donna took on the challenge head on (as she does) and had a double mastectomy, chemo and radiation, and until recently she had lived in the belief that she was in remission.

In May 2018 she heart-breakingly learned that the cancer had come back and this time it was in her bones. Currently there is no cure for her diagnosis and they have estimated that she has less than 2 to 3 years to live,

However, there is a non-funded drug available in New Zealand called Ibrance – unfortunately it costs about $6000 per month, but it will enable Donna to extend her life and have quality time to be with her family.

"I am a daughter, sister, wife, mother, nana and would like to have as much quality time as possible to both continue to work to remain a productive member of society and spend time with those who are important to me, both family and friends."

Donna is normally the kind to be in the background supporting causes - she is the president of the Kaitaia BPW - which is an organisation that support women of all ages around the country and the world with different projects. Donna and her Husband Ewan are not the type to normally ask for help but now is the time to set pride aside and ask.

Please join us in giving Donna the time she needs to live well and share her life with those closest to her.

Bronwyn Porter's involvement (page creator)

I am a friend supporting Donna so that she doesn't have to do this on her own. She has cancer and needs medicine that is really expensive.

Use of funds

To get Donna the Medication she needs to prolong her life.

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Latest update

IBRANCE - Working for me   1 May 2019

Posted by: Bronwyn Porter

Hi Everyone,

Firstly thank you so much for your on going support,

The last scan a couple of months ago showed that there is currently no progression or no new cancer. So that means that Ibrance is working for me!!!

The support we have received as a family has been unbelievable and amazing. Please know that we Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

We know we have a long road ahead of us but it is made easier with people like you all in it.

Love & Light

Donna & Family

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Latest donations

Awhi on 04 Oct 2019
don't give up hope. Aroha nui
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 26 Sep 2019
Best wishes to you and family
Vicky on 09 Sep 2019
Living life with Laura
Living life with Laura on 23 Aug 2019
Sending all my love & positive thoughts! You’ve got this Donna ❤️
Vicky on 16 Aug 2019

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Bronwyn  Porter's avatar
Created by Bronwyn Porter
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Paying to a verified bank account of Donna McMilan

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