Help Abbie Fight Brain Cancer
Help Abbie and Karl pay for unfunded chemotherapy that may save Abbie's life.Auckland
We are writing to update you all on Abbie’s health and what stage were at with her brain cancer treatment.
As you know, Abbie underwent brain surgery in November last year to remove a 5cm grade 4 glioblastoma tumour. This was followed with 30 rounds of radiation and daily chemo. She is currently on monthly chemo and scans have shown that this chemo isn’t working the way it should and tumours have been growing back.
Abbie will most likely need to do another brain surgery in the next two weeks, radiation on a higher dose, and her oncologist has said she needs to try two new types of chemotherapy. Unfortunately, one type (called Avastin) which is recommended by the oncologist isn’t funded in NZ and will cost over $30,000 NZD, but could make a huge difference in killing Abbie’s cancer.
With Abbie being unable to work since November, they have been relying solely on Karls income (what a hubby!). Every little thing helps, so if you are in a position to donate, Abbie and Karl would immensely appreciate your help in getting through this next stage of battling grade 4 brain cancer with Avastin chemotherapy.
None of us can believe we are facing this, especially after Karen Humphries, Abbie’s mum, lost her battle with breast cancer just last September. This is another huge battle for the Humphries and Sundgren’s but Abbie is being so strong as always, and is flighting with all she has!
Love you all lots. We appreciate all of your ongoing support!
The Humphries and Sundgren family’s x
Karl Sundgren's involvement (page creator)
I am Karl, Abbie's husband and in October we will have been married four years!
Use of funds
This money will be spent on covering Abbie's chemotherapy. Any additional funds will be used to help Karl take time off work and place them in accommodation closer to the hospital during tough times.
Birthday Surgery 6 July 2021
What a few days it’s been! My second tumour removal was booked on my birthday (July 1st) and all went ahead as planned. Surgeons said it all went well looking at post op scans. I was discharged from hospital yesterday, back to my own comfy bed with Karl. Thank you for all of the support, we appreciate every message! Next comes radiation and chemo as soon as my scar is all healed. Big loves from me - Abbie x
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This page was created on 4 Jun 2021 and closes on 4 Dec 2021.