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Ged's Cancer Fight

Cause page created in the Health category by Bridget Allen for Ged & Tarrin Terry


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Ged is fighting brain cancer. The drugs he needs aren't funded & he needs our help to give him the best chance of more time.

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In November 2018, Ged and his family’s lives changed forever. Ged, an amazing husband, and dad to two beautiful boys (then aged 6 and 10) was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme – an aggressive type of brain cancer. That very day he was forced to give up his job and received the news that he was unlikely to be able to ever return to work.

The next several days were a blur filled with doctor’s appointments, research, and grief as Ged and his family struggled to come to terms with his diagnosis before he went into hospital for his first surgery. It has been an incredibly tough journey but throughout everything Ged and his family have maintained a fierce determination to fight this with everything they have.

And fighting is exactly what Ged has been doing. Over the last twenty-months, Ged has had two rounds of surgery to remove tumours growing on his brain, radiotherapy, several rounds of chemotherapy and many other drug therapies that his oncologist recommended. These traditional treatments have also been supported by more holistic options focused around diet and wellbeing to give Ged the very best shot at beating this disease.

All these things have helped but not enough.

Ged’s tumours are aggressive and have continued to grow and multiply. Ged’s oncologist has now recommended a different type of chemotherapy (Regorafenib, which costs $5,000 per month) to try and shrink the tumours and give Ged more time.

Ged wants to see his boys grow up and spend as much time as he can with his beautiful wife.

Unfortunately, all these treatments have been expensive. With Ged not having been able to work since he was diagnosed, the family’s savings have been depleted.

The costs related to Ged's latest round of treatments are not all covered by PHARMAC or the public health system. On top of the $5,000 for the Regorafenib chemo drugs, Ged needs the cancer drug Avastin administered privately at a cost of around $2,500 every three weeks. He is also having up to five Intravenous Vitamin C treatments each week, which each cost around $350 a time. This is on top of a number of other medical and general life expenses - the list unfortunately goes on.

Those of us who know Ged know just how big his heart is and just how much love he gives to those around him. Right now, he is literally in a fight for his life and he needs our help to give him his best chance at seeing his boys grow up.

I have set-up this page to help Ged’s family fund his medical costs and to help support his family as they continue to fight for Ged to beat this cancer and have more time with those who love him.

Any donations will be gratefully received and will be placed into a bank account set-up for Ged and his family.

Bridget Allen's involvement (page creator)

I am a close friend of Ged's. I am setting up this account in the hope that we can help Ged's family fund his cancer treatment and medical costs.

Use of funds

These funds will go directly to Ged’s family to help them fund his ongoing medical costs and support his family as they continue to fight for Ged to beat this cancer and have more time with those who love him.


Latest donations

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Guest Donor 1 day ago
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Bridget Allen

Thank you so much for your donation. Tarrin & Ged are so grateful for the outpouring of love and support from everyone x

Bridget Allen
Jake
Jake 3 days ago
Our thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family.
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Bridget Allen

Thank you so much for your donation. Tarrin & Ged are so grateful for the outpouring of love and support from everyone x

Bridget Allen
Guest Donor
Guest Donor 7 days ago
You played rugby with our boy. We wish you and your family all the best in your journey 💛
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Bridget Allen

Thank you so much for your donation. Tarrin & Ged are so grateful for the outpouring of love and support from everyone x

Bridget Allen
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 06 Aug 2020
Stay strong my friend! Keep your positive spirit and great humor!
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Bridget Allen

Thank you so much for your donation. Tarrin & Ged are so grateful for the outpouring of love and support from everyone x

Bridget Allen
Natasha
Natasha on 05 Aug 2020
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Bridget Allen

Thank you so much for your donation. Tarrin & Ged are so grateful for the outpouring of love and support from everyone x

Bridget Allen

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