Help Malcolm Beat Cancer

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Help us fundraise to help cancer campaigner Malcolm Mulholland beat cancer himself.

Palmerston North Central, Palmerston North

In November 2021, Wiki Mulholland passed away at 43 after a 3.5-year battle with breast cancer.

She left behind her beloved husband Malcolm and their three children – Molly Rose (21), Ihaia (17) and Patrick (14) – and their first moko, Manaia (1).

In July 2022, academic, advocate and devoted father and grandfather Malcolm received the devastating news that he had an aggressive form of prostate cancer.

- Malcolm’s Cancer Journey

Malcolm’s cancer was found by chance during a health check. It was initially thought to have spread to one lymph node and his specialists were divided as to whether it was curative.

In August, Malcolm received surgery to remove the prostate gland and surrounding lymph nodes.

He sought treatment privately as it gave him the best chance of catching the cancer before it spread – vital as a widowed father of three.

Thankfully, Malcolm’s prognosis is positive and his severity was downgraded from aggressive to moderate post-surgery.

- Why we want to give back

Malcolm has amassed medical bills exceeding $60,000 for private treatment. He requires follow-up care and possibly radiation therapy.

The Mulhollands established Patient Voice Aotearoa after Wiki's diagnosis, successfully campaigning for a Review of Pharmac and the funding of many high profile modern medicines.

Malcolm’s work has arguably saved, extended or improved the lives of hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders. We want to relieve the financial burden while Malcolm battles cancer himself.

Arabella Gubay's involvement (page creator)

I’ve set up this page to support Malcolm in his cancer journey on behalf of the countless Kiwis helped by the Mulhollands’ advocacy.

Use of funds

Proceeds from the Givealittle page will be used to pay for Malcolm’s private surgery, ongoing medical care and rehabilitation.

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A message of thanks from Malcolm   1 October 2022

“Thank you to everyone for your kind words of support and donations. Since going public, I've been overwhelmed and humbled by the love people have expressed.

I've also been buoyed by the number of men who have reached out and shared their very personal stories of how they overcame prostate cancer. Those stories provide hope and inspiration for me, as I await my blood results in December.

From our whanau, and from the bottom of my heart for all your support, thank you.

Arohanui, Malcolm”

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Jolene on 02 Nov 2022
Thinking of you and your whānau Malcom. Thank you for your relentless advocacy
Matt on 20 Oct 2022
Malcolm, after everything you've done for kiwis across the motu, and so soon after the unthinkable loss of Wiki, you and your whānau deserve the very best. I'm so sorry to hear that you're now facing this. My thoughts are with you, and I'm really looking forward to hearing good news in December.
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Guest Donor on 15 Oct 2022
Risks for all you’ve done for nz
Debbie on 09 Oct 2022
Kia Kaha Malcolm. Thank you for your work to improve access to medicines for your Kiwis.
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Private Donor on 06 Oct 2022

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This campaign started on 28 Sep 2022 and ended on 27 Dec 2022.