Help Pam in her Race against Cancer
Pam has always been fit and healthy and enjoyed an active lifestyle. She is now in the fight of her life against Cancer and needs your help.Nelson / Tasman
Have you ever met a warrior in real life? I have! This is my amazing friend Pamela Nixon (Pam). She is an amazing wife to Pete, Mother to a son and three daughters and ‘Grammar’ to eleven grandchildren (who she adores).
Up until October 2020 Pam was living a very full and active life – she is an award winning motorsport driver and loves to inspire women of all ages to give things a go and make their dreams come to life! She is also a mosaic artist and creates beautiful mosaic artworks. Pam has been a licensed Counsellor/Supervisor in her native New Zealand for several years and her passion is to help people.
In mid-September 2020 Pam noticed a ‘niggle’ in her lower back and hip. The pain grew worse daily which lead her to the local Emergency Department. The pain became so excruciating that Pam was forced to finish work completely, and crutches were soon replaced by a wheelchair. Pam persisted to seek an MRI as she believed this was more than a ruptured disc, as Doctors initially suspected.
In mid-December 2020, just after her 62nd birthday, Pam was given the devastating news that she has a rare Metastatic Cancer, with several tumours wreaking damage to her spine and functionality.
As Pam and her family grappled to take in this devastating news, she was immediately admitted into hospital so that she could get some relief from the constant and excruciating pain. With medication this pain is now at a more manageable level.
Unfortunately, this type of Cancer is inoperable, and a recent CT scan has revealed that more tumours have appeared higher on her spine and also spread to both lungs.
There are other treatment options available to Pam, but they cost money and right now neither her nor Pete can afford it – this is where I come in. I’m Nola and very close friend to Pam and Pete and I offered to set up this fundraising page for them, as they simply don’t have the element of time to try and come up with ways to afford these treatments.
Please help by donating what you can so that Pam can get the treatment and assistance she needs to help give her more time…more time – isn’t that what we all want with our families.
Thank you for caring about Pam and your generosity x
Nola Patricia's involvement (page creator)
I'm Pam close friend Nola, I live in Australia and am trying everything I can to help raise money for Pam to get the treatment and assistance she needs to get her on the road to recovery. Her family needs her, my hope is that you help by donating.
Use of funds
The money raised will be spent on seeking further treatment options for Pam in her bid to eradicate her body of Cancer. It will also allow her and Pete to alter their home with the accessibility requirements that Pam requires now.
I spoke with Pam yesterday and she is forever an open book - her pain continues - even though she has to completely ween herself off the strong pain medication she has been on, in order to access further treatment.
That is a real bummer, as you don't want her to be in pain and to get treatment - but in order to get treatment she can't be on the very medication that masks her pain :(
We have raised a whopping $12,070 by 101 donors already - we have 144days left to raise the rest.
I know it sounds desperate - but we are.....we don't have the luxury of time here, we need to act swiftly so that we can access every avenue we can.
Pam would greatly benefit from hydrotherapy to take the pressure and pain off her spine and legs - caused by her cancer.
Pam's cancer is inoperable and moving fast - so WE as her friends and family need to move just as fast.
Please share this webpage far and wide - every little bit helps.
Thank you for your generosity and time xxx
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This page was created on 28 Feb 2021 and closes on 31 Aug 2021.