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From graduation to hospital gown... - Updates - Givealittle

  • Until we meet again      3 July 2019
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    Whitinga became our angel on the 23.06.2019.

    He fought so hard and we couldn't be prouder of him.

    Thank you all for your support and love x

    We are continuing to fundraise to support his boys and ensure that they are taken care of.

    Until we meet again Whity x

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  • Can you help?     16 March 2019
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    There has been an amazing response on our page since Whitingas story has been picked up by the media. We feel so blessed, especially at this time, to be here and to be able to fight together,

    To save our brother, a luxury some families are not afforded.

    There are a few events being held in Whitingas honor and including an auction.

    We are needing products or services to auction off with 100% of the proceeds going to our brother.

    If you or someome you know is interested please email heremia_cloud@hotmail.com

    We would love to chat with you about it.

    Thank you all so much for the love and support. We hear you cheering us on, today, tomorrow and forever x

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  • Moving home     10 March 2019
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    Regret isn't something I am very familiar with. If you asked me last year I would say I have no regrets... not one. All experiences were good experiences, placed in front of us to help us grow.

    But when Whity got diagnosed with cancer it hit me. I found myself sitting and wishing. Wishing I didn't live my life as if I had unlimited days on this earth. A fire in my chest ignited. A knot in my tummy formed. A wave of regret washed over me. I wish we didn't waste out time together chasing societies ideals and expectations.

    I wish we had of moved home sooner. We always had it in the back of our minds. After we graduated we said. After we had 2 years work experience. After we built our cabin. After we brought a new truck. After the boys finished intermediate. After, after after.

    There was always this strange entitlement to time. We thought we had time. We pushed our dreams back further as we traveled deeper into the rat race. I wish we had of moved home sooner.

    The night we found out Whity had cancer we lay in the hospital house bed and made plans. With perfect clarity. We knew for certain that we wanted to move home.

    And last week we did it. We stopped the 'next year' lies we told ourselves and just did it.

    Clarity.

    I wish we had of moved home sooner. I wish we didn't keep saying next year. I promise we will not keep waiting to live our lives. We will chase our happiness now.

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  • Round 1... Fight      13 February 2019
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    Whity has just had his first round of Chemo at Rotorua Hospital and is feeling really positive and strong. He will be receiving chemotherapy once a fortnight for 6months. However, we have been told that there is a high chance of reoccurrence and that chemotherapy is not the ideal treatment for his type of cancer. Immunotherapy and a drug called Keytruda was suggested to manage Whitys cancer unfortunately it is not funded for his type of cancer and costs around $100k. We believe that this drug (keytruda) could save or extend my brothers life. We have a new goal, a new purpose and drive. We need to raise this money. Together we can save my brother. We can extend his life so that he can be around for his boys. He has so much more to teach them. So much more good to give to the world. Together we can do this!

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