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Dying wish for cancer victim to get to orana park

Cause page created in the Health category by Robert Parkes for "Gaynor parkes"

$2,730 donated
Given by 60 generous donors in 18 days

Please help get my terminally ill mum to orana park

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I need some help to get my mum to orana park please. So she has terminal lung cancer that is spread into other organs and is not able to be treated. This would be first time gaynor would be able to take her grandchildren on any kind of holiday as she dose not drive. This would be a huge privilege for her and litterally her dieing wish. She is from timaru and would need to get to Christchurch and back. I am going to have to organise the orana park trip over 2 days as she dose not have the strength or energy any more to do a lot in one day.

I am hoping to take her in the car that i got offered recently. The plan was to take her last year when she was healthier but sadly just as i got everything booked and almost ready to go covid said we couldn't and as she has cancer if she got covid it would definatly shortened her like. So after few months of me getting all her groceries n not being able to get out of her home her strength she did have is now gone. We were going to bus but decided the car i got with money previously saved for orana park that this would make the journey far more comfortable for her. She was diagnosed just over 2 years ago now and was told she had about 2 years thankfully she is still here with me however time seems to be slipping away on me. She has been a hard working solo mum and im trying all i can do to fulfill her last wish so please help me to get this brave lady and her grandchildren to Christchurch please. She is just turned 63 and the plan was to put her on the back of the truck to feed lions. This would have to be done in a wheelchair now.

What is needed is 4 nights accommodation, a days travel to Christchurch, 2 days to go through orana park a day to catch up with some of her friends and rest a bit and following day to drive back to timaru, entry into orana park and lion enclosure, petrol money there and back this would be for only close family and a carer and licensed driver and 2 teenage grandchildren .7 people in total. For a lady that has given me the world please help me give back just a little to my mum. Thanx so much.

Robert Parkes' involvement (page creator)

I am her only son raised by a dedicated loving solo mum. She is my world my rock.

Use of funds

Entry to orana park for gaynor and close family. Accommodation for 4 nights in Christchurch. Petrol to Christchurch from timaru and back.

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