Help this amazing Wife, Mother, Nana with the gift of time...
- $9,500.00 donated
- 93 generous donors
Help mum create lasting memories, see her grandchildren take their first step and maybe just maybe their 1st day of school and beyond.
On the 20th of October 2017 I received the phone call that no daughter wants to receive EVER... Mum had small cell lung cancer and it had progressed too far to operate, our only option was an intense round of chemo that would buy us some precious time with her.
Mum has been a pillar of hope, strength and positivity since that day, more concerned about how we are all coping than for herself and what her body is going through every day!
Small cell lung cancer is a very aggressive rare tumour that can grow in a matter of weeks, Her scan before Christmas showed that the chemo was working and in fact there had been some shrinkage in the tumours - great, a christmas wish come true to all of us and she was able to travel to Auckland to visit her latest grandchild who was 3 days old at the time.
Her next scan only 6 weeks later was another story... the chemo had stopped working and the smaller tumors had almost doubled in size! She was told that there would be no more chemo and her time was now limited.
But there was a drug that was currently in trial for small cell lung cancer called 'keytruda' the drug that is getting a lot of press currently as it is funded for Melanoma but not lung cancer. "WHY?"
A full round of this treatment is going to cost a whopping $120,000!!!
Money should never come in the way of life but too often is does, every cent you can spare will help buy us the hope of time.
Mum is the first to do anything to help others so now i'm appealing to you to please consider a donation to assist in funding this treatment to buy her the time to create precious memories, see her 4 young grandchildren say their first word, take their first step, maybe just maybe see them off to their first day of school and beyond.
"Where there is love there is life" - Mahatma Gandhi
The funds raised toward our $120,000 goal will be used for the Keytruda treatment and any other non funded medical related expenses that arise
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I am putting this page together to try and help mum with the ability to receive the expensive medical treatment that will give her precious time with her family and young grandchildren.
"Alone we can do so little - together we can do so much" Helen Keller
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Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Christine Dudley.
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