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Closed Cause page created in the Health category by Leonie Te Haara for Fern Morrell

$7,310 donated
Given by 63 generous donors in around 6 months

Please help Fern to get the drug she needs to help her fight cancer!

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Hi, We’re asking for help to raise funds for our mum, daughter, partner, sister and friend – Fern Morrell who is currently fighting stage IV colorectal cancer.

After close to a year of surgery and chemo we were all feeling positive for the new year. But we received some bad news before Christmas that the cancer had spread and she was given 12 months.

Good news – she can continue with Chemo and their is also another drug called cetuximab.

Bad news – cetuximab is not publicly funded and will cost up to $50,000 for 12 cycles of treatment including the cost to have it administered

There is no guarantee this treatment is going to cure her cancer, but there is hope it will stop or slow the cancer and maybe shrink it to a stage that she can have surgery to remove any tumours. At the very least the treatment will give her some more time – to be around for her kids for as long as she can.

As the medical situation changes, a different treatment could be suggested by her oncologist or other health specialists. She might therefore use raised funds to pay not only for cetuximab, but also for other medical expenses or to seek treatment overseas and to help meet her family’s expenses during this time. That is why we have opted to have an ‘open goal’ for this Give a little page.

Leonie Te Haara's involvement (page creator)

Sister in law

Use of funds

Money will be spent on drugs that the NZ public system doesn't fund, other medical expenses including possibly seeking treatments overseas, and meeting family's expenses during this time.

Latest donations

Eleanor on 18 Jul 2020
Megz on 16 Jul 2020
You got this girl!!! Sending loads of love and good vibes xxx
Sueann & Junior
Sueann & Junior on 13 Jul 2020
Awesome news. Kia Kaha and love to you Nick and the kids from Junior and I xx
Mike Hamilton
Mike Hamilton on 13 Jul 2020
Love yous!!
Donovan family
Donovan family on 12 Jul 2020

Who's involved?

Leonie Te Haara's avatar
Created by Leonie Te Haara
Fern Morrell's avatar
Paying to a verified bank account of Fern Morrell

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