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Help Heather Make Memories

Closed Cause page created in the New Zealanders category by Chenoa Woods for Heather Elsmore

  • $4,436.00 donated
  • 73 generous donors

My mum was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer. I want to help her make as many of her dreams come true and also help with paying bills etc

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This is still very surreal and I can not believe I am writing this..

When you find out your last living parent at 23 years of age has a terminal illness and only up to 2 years to live it feels like someone has ripped all your insides out..

Mum has raised me on her own, always taken in my friends, has always been at every sports game no matter what and worked her butt off to provide for us. Only recently she has started to love herself and her body and enjoy life and she finds this S**T news out.


As a daughter of course I want to help her in every way I can, yet I am feeling helpless and it all comes down to one issue.. MONEY. I really wish it didn't but unfortunately thats the way the world works..

I live in Perth and she lives in Auckland so right now I am lucky enough that my partner can support me flying over here, still pay my rent, feed myself and stop working for a bit, but as for seeing mum tick things off her bucket list I do not have the money.. We are trying to save as much as we can but time is not our friend.. UPDATE - CHENOA IS NOW LIVING IN AUCKLAND*

One of mums biggest dream is to see me walk down the isle and marry my soul mate, Peter. We are engaged and were going to get married in 2018. After finding this news out of course we will bring it forward and make mums dream come true.. UPDATE - We are now married and having a baby in December :)*

My mum has also never travelled and I some what feel responsible because she did everything she could to provide. One of things she has always dreamt about was going to Spain and to see the beautiful artwork and architecture.. A few other things on her list are

- Visiting the Te Papa museum

- Seeing some of the South Island *DONE*

- The Observatory

- Get her nose pierced (LOL) *DONE*

- Go to Waiheke *DONE*

- Eat more cake *EATING ALOT OF CAKE LOL*

- Get body painted..

I just really would like to make her last days memorable and not have to worry if she can "afford" to go out for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

The cancer has metastasised to her lungs and liver and is an aggressive type so we are not sure how fast her health will decline or when her "used by date" is.. <- HER WORDS - Yes she's still positive - mind/body connection is a powerful thing and we are holding on to that 5-7% chance of her winning this battle.

I don't want to ramble but its simple.. I want her to make the most of her time here on this earth. So please, even if its $2 it will go a huge way in making some of her dreams come true.


** UPDATE - Doctors have decided to stop all treatment and we are not sure how long mum has left now. We are enjoying making memories together and she is so excited to be a NANA in December.

Chenoa xxxxxxx

Page created by:

Chenoa Woods


I want to make all or some of mums dreams come true and make her life comfortable

All funds raised benefit:

Heather Elsmore


Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Heather Elsmore.

  • $4,436.00 donated
  • 73 generous donors

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This cause page was created on 27 Jul 2016 and closed at 00:00 NZST (UTC +12:00) on 31 Jul 2018.

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