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Help Ruby's fight against Gastroparesis.

Closed Cause page created in the Health category by Ed Hazlett for Ruby Hill


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Given by 283 generous donors in 2 weeks

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This page is to help Ruby get treatment in her fight against Gastroparesis

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In September of 2015, 19 yr old Ruby Hill was only weeks away from achieving her dream of becoming a licensed pilot, but instead, from surgery to remove her appendix, a medical misadventure completely altered her life. As a result Ruby has a rare, little known about, incurable disease called idiopathic Gastroparesis. It means her stomach does not empty food or fluid, resulting in extreme vomiting causing severe malnutrition and dehydration. She was not diagnosed until 9 months later and even after diagnosis and testing has faced many battles with some medical professionals treating her as though her symptoms were all in her head, which has directly limited her having optimal treatment.

Over the last 3 years Ruby has suffered many options for tube and intravenous feeding , but unfortunately all have failed and the time has come to ask for help. She is not funded by ACC.

2018 saw her in hospital every week...a total of over 30 admissions for the year.

For the past 5 months Ruby has been bounded to hospital trialing new feeding options that would keep her alive, but her body has rejected all of them. Ruby and her amazing mother Jo have been up early in the mornings, every day, for the last 70+ days heading into hospital, working with the medical teams, sharing knowledge with doctors, spending every last dollar, exhausting every ounce of energy all to save our much loved Ruby. Her strength and determination to get up each day and fight another battle is amazing.

The last and only treatment Rubys body accepts is cannabis, with the slightest glimmer of hope coming from cannabis, Ruby plans to travel to Canada to take full advantage of this option as this is her last one. She recently started on prescribed medicinal cannabis now available in NZ and is wanting to engage with a clinic in Canada to source CBD which will assist her to gain much needed nutrition and weight.

Use of funds

Funds will be used for flights and medical costs to get treatment in Canada. Ruby and Jo will have a week or more in Vancouver attending a Cannabis Clinic. (details to be confirmed).

Any surplus funds will go towards Gastroparesis research.


Latest donations

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 28 Jan 2019

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  • Vincent

    Vincent on 28 Jan 2019

    $20

    We need great examples of health success, I salute you!

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  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 26 Jan 2019

    $50

    $50

  • Rose Simmonds

    Rose Simmonds on 26 Jan 2019

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  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 25 Jan 2019

    $100

    $100

Page created by

Ed Hazlett

Individual
Northland

Ruby's a great friend. We went to school/flatmates and started our flying together.

All funds raised benefit

Ruby Hill

Individual
Northland

Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Ruby Hill.

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5 questions have been asked already. Check them out and ask yours here.
“Best wishes dear Ruby, lots of love Andrew & Atka”
“Good lucky with your recover. Sam D”
“Best wishes Ruby”
“All the best for a true fighter”
“We are the Rowe Family. Shannon and Dlyan auntie and uncle. We wish to donate to Ruby to help with fight to get though this.”
“Sondi‚Äôs brother in-law”
“Hope this helps Roby”
“Thinking of you with my love and very best wishes”
“Hope you get well soon.”
“Bless you Ruby you will be in my prayers please come to church to elim look me up on Facebook if you want to come bless you Ruby xxx”
$37,800 donated

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