Help Matt, 34 years old fight stage 4 gastric cancer!

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Help Matt fight this cancer and spend his time left making cherished memories with Maddie and Tessa.

Otago

Our son, Matt Feaver has in the last month been diagnosed with stage 4 gastric cancer. This has been a huge shock to our family as less than 3 months ago he was a fighting fit 34 year old. Matt has started intense chemotherapy treatments and is considering any complimentary treatments that may help. The future is uncertain for Matt and although he has been given a terminal diagnosis, Matt is committed to fighting for every minute he can with his family and friends.

As his parents, we want to make the time he has left as stress-free as possible by helping him and Tessa cover the shortfall in chemotherapy as well as a range of other therapies they wish to try. We also want to make sure they have everything they need day to day so they have plenty of time to make cherished memories.

Matt is an amazing, hands-on dad to a beautiful one year old Maddie and a loved partner to Tessa. This wee family are going to need all the help they can get for the foreseeable future and we are committed to giving them every bit of support they need, for as long as they may need it. Please help us out if you can!

As most of you will know Matt adores his friends and is extremely close with his family. It is without a doubt if the roles were reversed Matt would be and has been the first person to do what ever he can to support anyone else in his position. We are so grateful for your support during this difficult time.

Belinda Smalls' involvement (page creator)

I am Matt's cousin, and have assisted Matt's parents Kent and Julie create this page to support their beloved Son.

Use of funds

All money raised will help us support Matt and Tessa with the cost of ongoing chemotherapy and complimentary treatments as well as helping them take the pressure off day to day living expenses.

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Latest update

December/January   14 January 2022

I would like to express the sincere gratitude that Matt and his family feel towards all who are supporting them, through what must be the most challenging and heartbreaking time of their live’s.

The love, care and generosity of so many has been overwhelming, and is a true testament of how highly people think of Matt.

Matthew is continuing to improve and has just completed round 6 of an 8 stage chemo plan. The treatment has improved his quality of life. The ascities has disappeared, he has managed to gain weight, and his energy levels are increasing!

Matthew is a fighter, and continues to exercise every morning and go for bike rides, and also walks with Maddie and Tessa most days.

Ongoing maintenance treatment plans have been discussed for when chemo is complete around mid February. Matthew will go into this next stage with far greater strength and well being than he had when first diagnosed. His progress is truly remarkable, helped greatly by the love of so many who care deeply for him.

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Latest donations

Adam
Adam 1 day ago
St Clair Mafia lives forever brother
$50
Alex Foxx
Alex Foxx 2 days ago
Sending love to you and your whanau ❤️
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Guest Donor 3 days ago
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Adam & Ash
Adam & Ash 3 days ago
We have been thinking of you heaps Matt, Stay Strong X
$100
Sarwari
Sarwari 3 days ago
$100

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Created by Belinda Smalls
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Paying to a verified bank account of Julie and Kent Feaver on behalf of Matt, Tessa and Madeleine
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