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Help Support Scott in his Fight Against Cancer

Closed Cause page created in the Health category by Tessa O'Dowd for Scott Grainger

$24,017 donated
Given by 282 generous donors in around 6 months

Please help this loving husband and father in his fight against metastatic colon cancer

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Scott Grainger is a 42 year old loving husband and father of two young girls and he has recently been diagnosed with metastatic colon cancer which has spread to his liver, lymph nodes and peritoneum.

Scott, his wife Erin and their beautiful family are struggling with this terrible diagnosis and they are all feeling great pain, grief and stress at this difficult time.

Scott is receiving chemotherapy but the cost for additional treatment is $20,000 and then $1000 every fortnight after that. A cost that is unreachable for this family without financial support.

Any money raised will help with medical costs, travel costs, loss of income and to most importantly, help make life as comfortable as possible for this family who could really use some help.

It's hard to know how to help someone in need so this is a way to show the Graingers that they are not alone in this difficult time and to hopefully fund the treatment that Scott needs to spend more time and make more memories with his beautiful wife and two special wee girls.

A note from Scott's Aikido mates:

For many years, Scott was the manager at Paper Plus in Rangiora. If you ever stopped in there, he probably still remembers your name, what you like to read, what's been happening in your life, and even the names of your kids. He makes everyone feel like they matter, and that's why he still can't go anywhere within 20 kilometres from Rangiora without someone calling out his name from across the room.

On the side he spent some time earning his black belt at the Rangiora Aikido Dojo. Being a strong and agile partner Scott was always willing to put his body on the line and give his time to help others hone their skills. For us that trained during those times, we consider Scotty a part of the Aikido family and a brother.

For other of us who are lucky enough to call him a friend, we know him as a gentle, talented, funny guy who's always the first to show up when someone needs a hand, an amazing dad to his little girls, and generally just a good bugger.

In the first week of July 2019 Scott was diagnosed with incurable bowel cancer. Just like that.

It's just so wrong, and there is no chance of any of us just accepting the prognosis. We will all be joining in the fight against this in every way possible.

One thing we can do is to make sure that Scott and his family can spend quality time together without having to worry about bills and all the mundane financial concerns that are so much a part of our lives. When Scott comes out the other side of this, it would also be fantastic if he and his wife Erin and his beautiful girls Nia and Elise could enjoy a family holiday together while he rehabilitates.

With some help from the community that Scott has been such a big part of for so long, we can make this happen. Scott's given so much to us--now it's our chance to give back.

A message from Scott:

These last few weeks have been the hardest that our family has ever had to endure. My diagnosis came out of the blue and rocked us to the core. Nothing can prepare you for such devastating news.

However what our family also wasn't prepared for was the outpouring of love, support and care that we have received since my diagnosis.

Words cannot express how incredibly grateful and humbled we are by all the generosity that has been sent our way. There is a hard fight ahead of me but with all the prayers, love and positivity behind me I know that I am going into this with the best chance possible. To everyone that has donated to this page and sent messages of love and support no matter how small, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Every message of positivity is another string to my bow in this fight. Every little bit makes a huge difference. To know that we are not alone in this challenge means everything. Much love and thanks to you all.

Tessa O'Dowd's involvement (page creator)

Scott, Erin, Nia and Elise are a wonderful family. It makes me so sad to see them in this situation and I hope that they get the support that they need to give them more time together.

Use of funds

Medical costs, travel costs, loss of income and most importantly, help make life as comfortable as possible for this family who could really use some help.

Latest update

Update from Scott  4 September 2019

Posted by: Tessa O'Dowd

Hi To All, just an update to let all the wonderful people that have supported me know how my journey in this challenge is going.

At this stage I have finished my forth cycle of fortnightly treatments. So far I am coping with treatment well, with fatigue being the side effect that has hit me the most. In fact as I am coping so well I have had another chemo drug added to my regime to further add to the ammunition in my arsenal. I am doing well with this extra drug too but shock horror it will mean that my hair and beard is on the way out! No problem, it will just mean I can move about incognito for awhile!

I have a scan in the next couple of weeks which will give me a more detailed update on my progress.

The most important thing of course is that my family and I are doing well, staying positive and walking in the light as much as we can.

The support we have received continues to humble and overwhelm us and the prayers and positivity lifts us up every single day. There are never enough words to express our gratitude. To know you are not alone in this challenge means everything.

Together we have got this.

Much Love and Thanks

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Jo on 01 Jan 2020
May 2020 be filled with much love & precious Family time. Thinking of you. x
Annie on 23 Dec 2019
A Happy Christmas to you all !!
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sandra on 14 Dec 2019
Christmas wishes from a "special" employee...
Jo on 13 Dec 2019
Thinking of you all.

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