He Rau Aroha- Te Huringa O Nga Tai
Te Huringa O Nga Tai (Wiki) at 3 years old has been diagnosed with acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) ALL is known to be the most common form of cancer found in children and occurs when bone marrow cells develops errors in its DNA.
I am sure that we all have to deal with cancer in some way throughout our lives and know how hard it is and could not imagine having to watch your own child go through this. This has become a reality for Jaimee and partner Corey (and Dawson) father, along with Wikis older brothers Warakihi and Orlando.
The whanau are based in Waikato however, had to relocate to the Ronald McDonald House in Auckland and has already undergone surgery. There is a long road ahead for Wiki and his whanau and there is no indication on how long they would be required to be in Auckland. Although they have an amazing support network of work,friends and whanau the cost of living can not be put on hold until Wiki has kicked ALL in the butt! we humbly ask that if you can offer koha to this whanau who constantly put others before themselves, to please do so. Big or Small, its Appreciated and will allow this beautiful loving whanau to be there with Wiki without the financial pressures that will follow
I am a very close friend and family memeber of the family and want to help make things a little bit easier for them at this hard time.
travel cost from starship hospital to Hamilton and living expenses
Te Huringa O Ngā Tai update 11 March 2023
Ngā mihi nui rawa Kia Koutou kātoa!!
Thank you whānau for all your aroha for our baby Te Huringa o Ngā Tai (Wiki).
No words could ever express our gratitude to you all.
So we are currently in the first phase of treatment, our baby went from a skinny 14.7kg baby to a now borderline 19kg tank of a toddler in less than 4 weeks due to the steroids.
At the moment we are in Starship as he has an infection but fingers crossed we will be transferred back to the Ronald McDonald house as soon as he is able to.
At this point he has no immune system so keeping him healthy is our main priority until his bone marrow is able to create white blood cells (the infection fighting cells) to fight off different infections on his own. This should happen in the next couple of weeks. Let’s hope and pray that he goes into remission … fingers crossed!
After that we start phase 2 where he will be on more intensive chemotherapy, which means his hair will start falling out or thinning 😭. We will be living in isolation for the next 6-9months to keep all the bugs and germs away which includes our tamariki being home-schooled (Wish us luck lol)..
As we progress I will continue to update everyone!
Tēnei rā te mihi maioha ki a Koutou kātoa.
Nā mātou te whānau o Te Huringa o Ngā Tai (Wiki)