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Help give this love story a happy ending

Closed Cause page created in the Health category by Maree L for "Adam Young"

$17,731 donated

Given by 135 generous donors in around 6 months


Loving father of 3 young children diagnosed with Stage 4 Melanoma.

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  Manawatu / Whanganui

This is a love story.

It was love at first sight for Adam. Mel was in a relationship and years passed before she casually mentioned to Adam that she was now single. She told him that "you'll have to impress me if I go out to dinner with you" Adam of course took her to McDonald's.

Five years and two children later they were in Rarotonga getting married. Adam declared that they wanted everyone to come back with them again in five years time.

Another child completes their happy family.

Adam and Mel get mole maps. They discover that Adam has a melonoma on his shoulder and it is quickly treated.

In early 2018 Adam began having an unusual health issue and was seen by his doctor and a specialist but neither could find the cause.

August 2018, the family moves to Feilding as Adam gets promoted to his dream job.

In July this year Mel took Adam to the Emergency Department as he was really unwell. After weeks of uncertainty Adam and Mel get told the devastating news that he has stage 4 melonoma which has spread to his brain, lungs, hip and kidneys.

The news is a total shock and all their family, friends and colleagues are in disbelief that this is happening to such a loving, caring gentleman.

The future is uncertain for this beautiful family. We need your help to give this love story the happy ending that it deserves, sending the Youngs to Rarotonga.

Adam has finished radiotherapy and will be starting immunotherapy. He is unable to work at the moment. Mel is looking after Adam and the children.

Please donate to give the Young family memories that they will cherish.

Maree L's involvement (page creator)

I am Adam's sister-in-law. I started this page because I would like to help Adam's dream of going back to Rarotonga.

Use of funds

The funds raised will go towards a family holiday and any extra will greatly help with the costs of living.

Latest update

This stories happy ending   14 December 2019

Posted by: Maree L

Adam and Mel were blown away by the response to this page.

They are humble people, who are quick to help anyone. They have such genuine, big hearts.

The Young family moved back to New Plymouth to be closer to family and friends.

Adam is responding well to immunotherapy and will continue with treatment.

They're planning their trip in the New Year. This is made possible by all the generous donors.

Adam and Mel would like to thank you all for your support, messages and good wishes.

Blessings to you all ❤

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Latest donations

  • Justin

    Justin on 11 Jan 2020


    This is the remainder of the sponsorship for the walk-a-thon from my friends and colleagues at Weta Digital. This is on top of some very generous donations that were made directly to the give a little page. Thanks to Sean, Ben, Timon, Ahman, Ryan, Hannah, Eylvie, Jacqui, Stan, Mary, Christina, Sarah, Elise, Patrick, Bridie, Liz, Immy, Clare, Simon and Matt.


  • Your Friends and Family

    Your Friends and Family on 19 Dec 2019


    To Adam and Mel, these are the Walkathon and Quiz proceeds from everyone who attended and participated, Countdown Friends & Family x


  • Kerryn

    Kerryn on 16 Dec 2019


    Donations from Nova energy staff to 60000 steps by Kerryn. Best wishes Adam and your family


  • Charles

    Charles on 14 Nov 2019



  • Blair

    Blair on 14 Nov 2019


    Courtesy of Kerryn walkathon Wishing Adam, Mel and family all the very best


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Maree L's avatar
Created by Maree L
Melissa  Young's avatar
Paying to a verified bank account of Melissa Young on behalf of Adam Young

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