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From graduation to hospital gown...

Cause page created in the Health category by Tainui Harris for Whitinga Harris

  • $49,900.00 donated
  • 634 generous donors
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The floor crumbled beneath our feet, stage 4 colon cancer. Whitinga has a big fight on his hands. Let's get behind him!

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September 2018, we were planning my brother, Whitinga’s graduation party. He was finally going to be a primary teacher.

He was excited to make a positive change in the world and teaching was the way he was going to do it.

His two sons Heremia and Waaka watched on as their hero, their Dad, pushed through his last semester. He wanted his boys to see that there isn’t anything that they can not do if they put their mind to it.

He was the first person in our family to go to university and we were all cheering him on as he reached the finish line.

He started to get tired, began to lose weight, and was struggling to eat. He thought it was stress and that it would pass. But then after spending a week in the hospital my brother was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer.

The floor crumbled beneath our feet as we heard the news. The future didn't seem so certain any more.

But in this chaos, there is also clarity. We know that my brother has a big fight on his hands. We want him to know that we will do all that we can to ease the financial burden that comes with cancer and provide in any way we can for his boys.

Use of funds:

The money we raise will see that Whitinga's family without financial burden. The money will be used to pay off Whitinga's debts and go towards financially supporting his two sons during this time. It will also support him to meet costs associated with cancer treatment including travel, care and other everyday needs while he allowing him to focus on spending time with his boys.

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Tainui Harris

Bay of Plenty

Whitinga my brother has been diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. I want to help raise money to pay off his debt and to help him provide for his boys.

All funds raised benefit:

Whitinga Harris

Bay of Plenty

Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Whitinga Harris.
“Keep up the good fight Whitz. ❤❤❤❤”
“I had the privilege of working with Whitz at Te Runanga o Kirikiriroa. Wishing you all the best bro in your journey, keeping you in our prayers and thoughts. Arohanui to you and your whanau.”
“Our waka Ama whanau wanted to show their appreciation and more so for me to share your beautiful awa with you...Waikato... There are many different healing paths and we hope you felt some encouragments as we showed cased the journey of what it means to be Maori. The environment is your other healing source and this will uplift your wairua to help get you through the treatment. The whanau, hapu and IWI are all behind you all... xoxo..... Takecare love you... Cuzi Tamz”
“Kia kaha Whanau xx”
“We ALL raised this money TOGETHER...We wear this T-shirt as a sign of RESPECT. We wear it as a sign of HOPE, we wear this t-shirt to spread AWARENESS so that others will know your message....We wear this shirt because we are WITH YOU!!! ALL the WAY!!! We wear this T-shirt because most of all WE LOVE YOU Whitinga...#LIONNATION #WHITELIONBLUERIBBON”
“Bless bless bless”
“We hope this helps you get a little more time with your family”
“God bless and we're praying for the best. Either in financial support for treatment or a miraculous healing.”
“Bless you and good luck”
“Ko te kaokao te ara pai mo te hauora, ae, he tino hoa ki te hinengaro me te tinana. Arohanui, te whanau o Te Runanga o Kirikirirōa”
  • $49,900.00 donated
  • 634 generous donors

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