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Emily's Cancer Treatment Fund

  • A new journey begins

      11 October 2019

    I just wanted to say a massive thank you on behalf of myself and my family to everyone who took the time out of their day to donate some money towards funding my immunotherapy. Unfortunately, in my case this has not proven to work and my cancer has shown many signs of getting worse. Because of this we have decided to stop the immunotherapy and begin some pretty aggressive Chemotherapy (which is funded), which I have to have down in Palmerston North. Seeing as the immunotherapy didn’t work Chemo is now my best bet at keeping the cancer at bay or shrinking it, this is still not a cure but who knows, medicine is changing all the time...this might just buy us some time until there is one. The remainder of your donations will now be used to support my self and my family as Mum and I have chosen to resign from our jobs to focus fully on my health, it will also help to fund our many trips down to Palmerston North, among other things. All in all I just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for all your on going love, support and generosity 💗💗

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    • 11/10/2019 by Lisa

      I'm so so sorry Emily that your treatment hasn't worked out but hopefully the Chemotherapy will be the answer. Your attitude of such positivity is amazing. Regards lisa Cooper

    • 12/10/2019 by Glen

      So sorry. I hope the chemo does a better job.



    • 12/10/2019 by Angela

      Hi Emily,

      Thank you so much for your update. Seriously saddened, heartfelt in reading your news before work this morning. I have often wondered how you've been getting on (I work as an occupational therapist at our local hospital, so it's in my nature to try to problem solve, and want to try to help as many people as I can!)....sending you heaps of get well wishes to you and your family.

      Really glad to hear the Chemo can start imminently, and that it's funded. I think they try aggressive treatment to start, maybe daily for a few weeks, rests at weekends, and specific creams to try to protect your skin as much as possible, and then eventually it gets down to weekly maintenance treatments thereafter. Reduced sugar diet, too perhaps, but I am guessing it's a slightly different approach for every individual (as one size doesn't fit all so-to-speak!).

      Medicine IS changing all the time, hopefully the Chemo will reign :-0)

      Good Luck with the next step of Recovery Journey 💗

  • Things are Changing

      9 June 2019

    UPDATE: So on Thursday I met with my oncologist to receive yet again more CT results. The CT showed the the lesions had in fact changed and have started to grow. Because of this we are going to be needing to start immunotherapy sooner than we thought. We may be beginning this in the next 2-3 weeks or possibly sooner. Fortunately this is something we will be able to do because of all the generous donations that we have received over the past few weeks. We as a family are truly grateful for everyone’s support and generosity. It means the world to all of us so thank you so much to everyone who has done their part to support me along this journey. 💗

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