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Give Ian a fighting chance

Closed Cause page created in the Health category by Kim Packwood for Tracy Packwood

$5,270 donated

Given by 63 generous donors in 6 weeks


We want to be able to get a treatment for my dad that could save his life.

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My dad was diagnosed with bowel cancer in June 2019, and had his surgery not long after finding this out. He ended up in ICU with septicaemia due to a treatment injury caused by the medical team who had operated on him.

After spending 3 months in ICU fighting this,and then discharged to various wards, Rehabilitation, he is still fighting for his life. The injury has severely comprised the opportunity by setting him back 7 months, resulting in him missing chemo treatment. After speaking to the oncologist, we are looking at trying a new drug tofund his treatment,which could possibly give him an extension and better quality of life. In order to do this, my mother has decided to take leave from work and work towards sourcing and funding the cost of treatment.

The last resort we have is for my parents to sell their house for this treatment that could potentially save his life. My parents are very young and they have a 14 month old granddaughter that we want my dad to be able to see grow up, as well as my mother not losing her husband and best friend of over 30 years.

Please support us, in any way so she can buy some time, at least 2 months to cover expenses while she is working towards sourcing an alternative to offer my father the best possible outcome he deserves.

Kim Packwood's involvement (page creator)

I am the eldest of his three children

Use of funds

The use of funds is to cover all costs while my mom isn't working, as well as the treatment we are wanting to get for him, which isn't covered by ACC.

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A Warm Thank You to everyone for all your love and support  18 March 2020

Posted by: Tracy Packwood

Dear Give A Little Angels,

I do not want to individualize anybody, as I do not want to overlook anyone that has been travelling this journey with us. This is a very warm thank you to all, and everyone that has contributed to our pledge and request. The Givealittle has been a great help while I am currently at home with Ian, and we would not have been able to move forward without the generous support and love of all. We have since managed to source some of the funding for his treatment, and we pray and hope that this treatment aids him to good health once again. It is our hope that one day, this very important immunotherapy will become available to all New Zealanders, so that whoever needs it, will be able to access it through the Public Health System, and allow them a good quality of life. On behalf of our family, Kim, Sarah-Jane, Robert, Miela, Ian and myself, please accept all our thanks and love, and we wish you all good health for the future.

Stay strong, and stay safe.

All our love and best wishes



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  • Lyndon & Anna

    Lyndon & Anna on 19 Feb 2020


    We remember you all in our prayers love Lyndon & Anna


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    Guest Donor on 18 Feb 2020



  • Ann

    Ann on 14 Feb 2020


    Thinking of you Tracy, all the best to you and Ian. Love Ann and Genaya.


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This page was created on 3 Feb 2020 and closed on 19 Mar 2020.
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