Help to give Jo more time with her precious boys

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Help to give Jo more time with her two boys


Jo Simpson is a much-loved Mum of two boys, daughter, sister, cousin, niece, daughter-in-law, sister-in-law and friend. Jo has recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer, the breast cancer she beat 6 years ago has unfortunately metastasized and is now in Jo's liver, lungs and brain. The prognosis Jo has been given isn't great, however if anyone can show this shitty disease who is boss it's Jo! She's an amazing and strong wahine who remains positive and determined throughout this journey. For the past 5 months Jo has been trying every treatment her oncologists have recommended, but unfortunately these treatments haven't worked, and it's now recommended that she start an unfunded chemo treatment ASAP (nab-Paclitaxel/Abraxane), which she will remain on for as long as it's having results. This treatment isn't cheap ($10k per month) and Jo, who has given up her job for the time being, needs our help to cover the costs. Anything you can give (no matter how small) is hugely appreciated. Please help us to give Jo as much time as possible with her cherished boys, Luke (14) and Liam (9). Any excess funds raised will be used to pay for an awesome holiday somewhere in Aotearoa for Jo and her two boys.

Kate Langdon's involvement (page creator)

Jo is my sister-in-law.

Use of funds

Jo will use any money donated here to pay for the unfunded chemotherapy treatment nab-Paclitaxel/Abraxane. She will stay on this treatment for as long as it is having results.

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Latest update

Jo's treatment...  3 February 2022

To all of the amazing, wonderful, kind people who have donated towards Jo's unfunded chemo treatment a massive THANK YOU! Jo started this new treatment at the end of November and she is responding really well to the treatment and she is also feeling very positive, which is awesome. Jo has been receiving the treatment once a week for 3 consecutive weeks, with one week off following each 3 week block. Jo even had enough energy to have a wonderful weeks holiday in Nelson in mid-January with her two boys. So thank you again for your amazing generosity and kindness! Kate xx

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Marilyn on 05 Feb 2022
Best wishes Jo. Thinking of you.
Faye on 04 Feb 2022
Louise on 01 Feb 2022
Thinking of you and your boys Jo, as the description said if anyone can beat this you can!
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Guest Donor on 01 Feb 2022
We love you Jo!
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Guest Donor on 23 Jan 2022

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This page was created on 24 Nov 2021 and closed on 28 Feb 2022.