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Help me battle recurrent Glioblastoma Multiforme Grade 4

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Help me access non funded Chemotherapy drugs to extend quality of life.

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Hi. My name is Brett Hunter. I'm 43 years old and the father of 4 beautiful daughters aged 19, 16, 5 & 3. I also have the most amazing wife Jo of nearly 9 years.

In November 2017 I went to the hospital with severe headache's. I was quickliy diagnosed with a GBM 4 brain tumor. Average survival rate of 12-18 months. I then went through urgent surgery to remove what they could and then start 6 weeks radiation and 6 months of chemo.

Unfortunately at the beginning of December 2018 a new tumour had grown in a spot deep down in my brain and has now started to limit my mobility on my right side. We are about to undergo more surgery and then radiation and chemo.

The reason for this page is to raise money to access Avastin which is not funded by Pharmac but has some strong evidence behind it in extending quality of life when dealing with recurrent Glioblastoma Multiforme Grade 4.

Use of funds

The funds raised will firstly go to covering the cost of Avastin. If there is any surplus this will then go to my wife to assist our children with day to day needs if I'm no longer around.


Latest update

Update on latest developments  21 September 2019

Hi everyone.

Unfortunately my last MRI has shown up a new lesion which is non operable due to its location. I'm also not able to have anymore radiation. The next move is for us to use a combination of chemotherapy and Avastin.

Jo and I are so grateful to everyone who has contributed to this page which has helped put us in the position start almost straight away. I will be having to give up working now due to wanting to put 100% into focusing on my health and my family. Extremely tough call to make when I have always worked hard and taken pride in what I have achieved over my working career.

I look forward to starting on this next lot of treatment and giving it everything I can.

Thanks again.

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  • Kaz Byron

    Kaz Byron 4 days ago

    $20

    I understand your journey, live in hope

    $20

  • Pete

    Pete on 21 Sep 2019

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    All the best

    Private

  • Megan

    Megan on 28 Aug 2019

    $50

    Best friend with Rach :)

    $50

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 21 Jul 2019

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    Private

  • Pioneer Brand Products Northland Team

    Pioneer Brand Products Northland Team on 04 Apr 2019

    $3,000

    Our very best wishes to you and your family Brent, from Craig, Stephen, Corey, Yannick, Darren and George - the Pioneer Brand Products Northland Team

    $3,000


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