Help Danielle Fight Cancer

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Danielle has Stage 4 colorectal cancer. Please help us pay for unfunded Cetuximab to slow the growth of her cancer down.

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A few weeks ago my beautiful sister Danielle received the devastating diagnosis of Colorectal cancer which has also spread to her liver. At 36 years old with a 12 year old daughter, this is the last thing that any Mother or young women wants to have to go through.

Danielle has started her chemo treatments during COVID-19 but due to the advanced nature of her cancer her oncologist has suggested a treatment plan which includes an unfunded drug called Cetuximab. At the cost of approximately $40K a year for the drug. Cetuximab gives Danielle the best shot at her cancer shrinking and staying under control. Unfortunately, Cetuximab isn’t funded in NZ and we are willing to do anything that buys her more time to spend with her daughter Luca and family and friends.

While I know it is a hard time for everyone during COVID-19 literally every dollar counts. If you would like to help and leave messages and a small donation for Danielle it would mean the world.

On behalf of our family, our heartfelt thanks for taking the time to read this page and for anybody able to contribute towards the cost of a drug that will prolong Danielle's life, enabling her to spend more time with her beautiful daughter Luca, family and friends.

Jessica Wellwood's involvement (page creator)

Danielle is my sister all funds will go towards her cancer treatment and wellbeing.

Use of funds

Any funds raised will go towards paying for Cetuximab. If any surplus funds they would be used to pay for any other treatments Danielle may need or investigating alternative treatments or making some memories with her beautiful daughter Luca and family.


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Crown Lynn, 100 metre dino sprints and manky feet  1 June 2021

Posted by: Danielle Wellwood

Hey everyone,

I wasn't quite sure what to write this fortnight so just sending a little update to let you know I am still in the realm of the living! My latest blood test today had a CEA level of 2 (which is that of a regular human) so these drugs are doing their thing!!

It's been a full on couple of weeks trying to squeeze in as much living as I can. I have just come back from an amazing weekend away at the cutest little bach in Waitarere which my lovely friends kindly organised. We spent a majority of the weekend checking out all the 2nd hand stores in the area and I developed a very unhealthy obsession with Crown Lynn pottery and all things retro. If you see a crazy woman in your local opshop turning all the cups upside down to check out the stamp on the bottom, that will be me!

I experienced my 1st 100 metre dino sprint in Whitby with my big sister and family, this is where a group of people dressed up in inflatable dinosaur costumes and ran for 100 metres, photo attached to make your day. I would have loved to paricipate myself but unfortunately one of my feet has a couple of pretty deep cracks in it (joys of chemo) and I am hobbling around like an 80 year old. Poor Jamie, when we first met I wore dresses and high heels, these days I'm limping around in a super fugly dressing gown. If you see him give him a hug 😂.

I also had my first ride (or sail?) in a yacht, which my Brad Pitt level handsome partner arranged. It was a perfect day for it and I did not hurl once thanks to Sealegs.

Luca's (my daughter) hockey team won their first game, she was so nervous beforehand as she had never played before, I was so proud!

Am currently lying on the couch completely exhausted but heart full of happy memories which we intend to keep making thanks to all of you.

Danielle xxx

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Laura
Laura 6 days ago
$50
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 10 Jun 2021
$250
Danielle Wellwood

Thank you so much kind stranger... or possibly not stranger. Mysterious, yet muchly appreciate. ❤

Danielle Wellwood
Kathy
Kathy on 10 Jun 2021
Thinking of you, and sending love and positive vibes! Stay strong 💕
$100
Danielle Wellwood

Hey Kathy, thank you so much. I hope you doing well over there. Heaps of great memories of the 3 of us xxx

Danielle Wellwood
Erin
Erin on 04 Jun 2021
Sending love and hope x
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Danielle Wellwood

Erin thank you so much 💓

Danielle Wellwood
Ian & Leigh
Ian & Leigh on 02 Jun 2021
You are an inspiration (friends of J & L)
$500
Danielle Wellwood

Ian & Leigh thank you so much, unbelievably kind of you ❤

Danielle Wellwood

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