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Help for Ibrutinib. life saving cancer medication which is not funded by Pharmac.

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For the purchase of Ibrutinib, life saving cancer medication.

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  Nelson / Tasman

Hello my name is Craig.

Unfortunately I have Mantel cell lymphoma a blood cancer and was given to 2 weeks to live in April. My Hematologist put me on a drug which is not funded by Pharmac and my death is not a special circumstance to apply. I am unable to have anymore chemo or stem cell transplant as my body regected my last dose in November 2018 and almost killed me with a trip to ICU and infections and the threat of a breathing tube. So this is my last chance of more time.

So I but a generic form of the drug from another country. The cost of the drug is $300 a week and unfortunately i cannot afford to purchase anymore. I am unable to work and the help I get from the e government is minimal after living costs.

After not dying my GP called me a miracle and I would like to keep that going, as I will be my own statistic and write my own book.

I did want want to do this as being a proud Kiwi always meant we could do it ourselves, but I can't unfortunately.

I Thankful and Grateful for any help I receive.

Much Love.

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Ibrutinib. Life saving cancer medication

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Gratitude   16 November 2019

I don't know where to start. I am overwhelmed by people's generosity and it has brought the odd tear to my eyes.

I would like to thank my Family, Friends and complete strangers. You have changed my life and unfortunately I can never repay you.

All I can do is be a better person than I was today and repay with small acts of kindness toward others and helping others where I can.

So remember just keep on keeping on and Don't worry be Happy.

Peace and much Love

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  • Scott Construction

    Scott Construction 18 hours ago


    Keep fighting Craig!


  • Mark

    Mark 4 days ago


    From the team at Insite.


  • Fico Finance

    Fico Finance 6 days ago


    Wishing you all the best from the team at Fico Finance


  • Tayla

    Tayla on 02 Dec 2019



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