Help us! So we can help our Dad.
Our Dad is very stubborn and we've never seen him ask for help, so my younger brother and I are asking on his behalf.Manawatu / Whanganui
Our Dad, Errol Brown dedicated 30 years of service as a former member of the NZDF in the New Zealand Army. He has been the rock that has kept our family together since we lost our Mum (Monique) in February 2011. Subsequently after the passing of our mum, Dad left the army and worked extremely hard to fend for our family by getting a new job, relocating the family, and finding a new home.
After years of hard labour and working through serious pain. Dad was unfortunately diagnosed with Multiple-myeloma in May 2014.
Multiple myeloma is a cancer of plasma cells that produces antibodies within the body. It is considered treatable, but generally incurable. One of the key symptoms of Multiple myeloma is bone deterioration which can cause serious pain, forcing a person to live in daily physical suffering.
Dad battled through various treatments while continuing to provide for us, but also for his new family after finding happiness with his new wife Kim.
In 2018, Dad’s ability to work was no longer an option when his treatment to manage cancer caused him to be diagnosed with severe diabetes.
Dad has never been the type of person to ask for help, but we discovered recently he was offered the opportunity to receive an unfunded treatment called Pomalidomide which he is pursuing that could help slow down the deterioration of his bones. Being the prideful and humble man that he is, Dad turned down the treatment because he didn’t want others to “waste anyone’s time or money”.
Dad is our rock, he is our everything.
It is now our turn, to help him make this treatment a possibility to spend the time he has left mobile and unrestricted.
Dad deserves this. Please help us to help him.
Harrison Brown's involvement (page creator)
Errol Brown is my father. He's extremely stubborn and never asks for help, so I'm asking for him.
Use of funds
The funds will go towards a Pomalidomide treatment that could be his last chance at having a good quality of life, for however long he has left.
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This page was created on 9 Jun 2020 and closed on 21 Jul 2020.