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Give Shaz a break

Closed Cause page created in the Health category by Kerry Simpson for Shaz Davis

  • $1,975.00 donated
  • 23 generous donors

Shaz is a freelancer who is too sick to work and look after her disabled husband, Bob. No freelancing = no income. Please help!

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What do you do when you’re a freelancer, you’re the sole breadwinner in your household, but you become too ill to work? Savings only go so far, especially when someone in your household is disabled.

Shaz is a freelance writer who is known among the freelance community as a caring soul whose husband, Bob, suffered a stroke a few years ago, leaving him in a wheelchair and with limited capacity. Until then they were one of those healthy, active couples whose Facebook timelines have always been full of mountain hikes and martial arts, so Bob’s stroke has been particularly devastating to him emotionally, which has, in turn, been nearly unbearable for Shaz. She has somehow managed to earn a freelance income while caring for Bob full time with very little support. Now that she is sick, she is unable to do either until at least the end of January.

She has never asked for anything more than a lift from hospital to home, and is probably embarrassed by this, but we would be so grateful if you can join us in helping her with any of her living expenses for the next 6 weeks. Shaz has supported us when we have needed her and we want to give back to her so that she can stop worrying so much about the immediate future.

Use of Funds:

The money raised will cover Shaz and Bob's essential expenses such as groceries.

Page created by:

Kerry Simpson


This page has been set up by Shaz's freelance colleagues; we know how worrying it is when you are unable to work freelance and earn income. Shaz has helped all of us, so now it's our turn to help her.

All funds raised benefit:

Shaz Davis


Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Sharon Davis.

“Take your time to heal, thinking of you. Hugs”
“All the best x”
“A little extra from Santa and Barry the cat for Shanti”
“A little to help you breathe Shaz. Know that we've either been there or can envisage being there. With love.”
“Thinking of you, Shaz. Fingers crossed you get well soon.”
“Lots of love Shaz. Xx”
“I was once helped by strangers who paid it forward, and friends. It's how the world should work, Shaz rest and heal. xx”
“Shaz, you helped me when I needed it back in 2009. Now I'm paying it back, with love. xxxxx”
“Rest well, Shaz x”
“Let's do this and get the funding support rolling for Shaz!”
  • $1,975.00 donated
  • 23 generous donors

$1,975 donated



This cause page was created on 22 Dec 2017 and closed at 23:59 NZST (UTC +12:00) on 31 Jan 2018.

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