Help our beloved Nash heal from cancer

$5,506 of $60,000 goal
Given by 78 generous donors in 16 days

Fundraising for Nash in her battle against stage 3 cancer.

Browns Bay, Auckland

We are reaching out to you with heavy hearts and hopeful spirits as we share the story of Nash (Camille Reyes), who is currently battling stage 3 rectal cancer.

Nash is a reliable person who has always supported her family through difficult times, including her mother's cancer diagnosis and her father's dialysis treatments. She worked in Singapore to support them and was only able to save for herself after their passing. This allowed her to pursue further education and a new life in New Zealand.

Sadly, she was diagnosed with cancer after only a year in NZ. She has since suffered weight loss and struggled with pain, along with the anxiety of limited funds as an international student.

She has urgently started radiation therapy, the first of an expensive multiple-phased treatment, which includes chemo and surgery—all with the hope of beating this disease.

Despite having limited resources and networks in NZ, Nash battles her cancer with courage, but the financial burden continues to mount. Her student visa insurance can only cover a small cost of the total, and she will not be able to continue her treatment if she can't make payments on her next therapy.

We are asking for your support to help Nash during this difficult time. Our goal is to ease financial stress and allow her to focus on her health and well-being. Your prayers and words of encouragement are also greatly appreciated as she navigates this challenging chapter of her life.

Thank you in advance for your love and support.

Marian Pagtakhan's involvement (page creator)

She is my friend.

Use of funds

We are aiming to raise $60,000 to partially cover the following:

Radiation Fees: NZ$31,180.

Chemotherapy Fees: NZ$37,415.

All details are included in supporting documents.

Excess funds will be used for nutritional supplements, food, and other support.

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Latest update

Update 1 - 14th of May  14 May 2024

Hi all,

We thank you all for the donations and prayers!

We thought to make a few updates with Nash’s situation:

- Nash has started Radiation therapy this week - so far she needs to get about 280ml of liquid in her bladder. It’s a bit tricky, but she’s managing. No side effects so far, and 25 more therapy sessions to go as of today, 14th May.

- Nash opted to take the therapy in NZ instead of the Philippines due to the following reasons:

> The cancer has affected her lymph nodes, and there’s now a risk of her other organs getting affected - her doctors needed her to jump on the therapy as soon as possible

> Flying back to the PH would mean having to go by public hospitals - this would mean delays. There are also caps on local grant supports (usually up to 50KPHP) which barely covers the cost.

> The next option is to go private route—and St Luke’s Hospital in the Philippines have the same price range as in NZ.

> She does not have much family left in the Philippines. Her parents have passed away, so there's minimal support for her in the PH- which means having to commute and bring herself to the doctors ALONE. And going through pain, day by day, alone.

On behalf of Nash, we’re very thankful for your support. Every help from you counts - from prayers, donations, words of support, or sharing the link to your networks as well. Every bit to make Nash feel she’s not alone in this fight.

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Latest donations

Oliver and Marie Gaton
Oliver and Marie Gaton 1 day ago
$50
Pacis family Hamilton
Pacis family Hamilton 1 day ago
May God bless you Nash with his miracle cure. Amen.
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Julea
Julea 3 days ago
$20
Jade
Jade 3 days ago
Wishing you strength and recovery from your illness.
$10
Josie
Josie 4 days ago
For NASH; “Heal me, LORD, and I'll be healed. Save me and I'll be saved, for you are my heart's desire.” (Jeremiah 17:14) God bless. From: Joy Pacis & family
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This campaign started on 12 May 2024 and ends on 12 Nov 2024.