Help Carlyn kick cancer to the curb!
At 25 years young our much loved daughter, sister, neice, cousin and friend, Carlyn Reed, needs an unfunded cancer drug to save her life.Canterbury
Carlyn has Hodgkin’s Lymphoma – a cancer she has courageously been fighting since the tender age of 14. Over the years multiple chemo treatments, radiation and a stem cell transplant have given short-term success, but the cancer keeps returning. With no public treatment options left, Carlyn’s only hope for a cure rests with a NZ Government-approved, but unfunded drug, called Pembrozlizumab.
This immune therapy treatment ($60,000) and care ($23,000), to be carried out at St George’s Hospital in Christchurch, cannot get underway until we have money in the bank, and this is where we are rallying our friends, friends of friends, and people we simply don’t know, to dig deep into their pockets to help us get Carlyn’s treatment underway!
Carlyn has always kept her cancer journey close, but has reluctantly allowed us to share her story so that we can show her the love and step up at a time when she needs us the most.
Despite the challenges ahead we know, through past experience, Carlyn’s positivity and optimism will continue to shine as she fights to give this cancer the middle finger once and for all! 😊
Please join our fundraising race to $87,000 (cancer treatment plus Give a Little page service fee of 5%) to give Carlyn the chance of kicking this cancer to the curb and living the long and happy life she so deserves.
Your donation, big or small, is one step further to our fundraising target and means the world!!
Julia and Wayne Dohmen's involvement (page creator)
We are Carlyn's aunty and uncle.
Use of funds
The quote from St George's Hospital for Carlyn's treatment and care is $83,000 plus Give a Little fees takes us to $87,000. Should we exceed the target, Carlyn wishes to pay-it-forward to another Kiwi needing a funding boost that could save their life.
We are thrilled to share with you some positive news about Carlyn's immune therapy treatment.
Yesterday Carlyn had her first CT scan since starting the treatment. She then met with her oncologist to see how things were progressing.
Before the treatment, Carlyn's tumours were the size of golf balls. Yesterday her full body scan revealed that those tumours had since shrunk to the size of peas!!
This is the best possible news as it shows the drug is working and doing what we hoped it would do.
Tomorrow Carlyn reaches the halfway mark for treatment and while not out of the woods just yet, she is certainly on the right track toward winning this battle and couldn't be happier with the results to date.
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This page was created on 25 Apr 2020 and closes on 25 Oct 2020.