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**UPDATE** Yvette's surgery costs have now been covered privately. Any donations here will assist with her post operative costs including oncologist, future surgeries, radio therapy and loss of earnings. Your generous donations will allow this hard working woman the opportunity to rest and recover post her operation next week. **

My beautiful friend Yvette Parsons (Vetty) found out last week that she has Breast Cancer. While she has caught it early, it’s still a really scary prospect for her without medical insurance and whilst being the primary carer for her 98-year mother with Dementia, who lives at home with her.

Yvette needs help to cover her surgery which will be done privately, loss of income and aftercare while she recovers and goes through radio therapy.

Most of you know Yvette through her tireless work in the arts community (and for her laughter). She has been a wild source of bohemian joy for many of us and has generously given her time and money to many projects, over her 40 years in the business.

Yvette is exhausted - being an actress in New Zealand while moonlighting at various jobs is not the road to financial freedom. At 60 glorious years old – she’s still renting and living pay check to pay check. For many of us working in the industry having a nest egg to cover these kinds of medical emergencies, is but a dream.

So let’s get together and help this kind and beautiful soul in her next life challenge. No amount is too small – she just needs all the help and support she can get.

I have never laughed so much as being in the presence of Yvette Parsons. She really is the best.

Love her dear friend Michelle Lafferty

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Surgery done privately, loss of income and after care

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yvettes progress   11 March 2022

Hi all. Just an update that Yvette's initial surgery costs were covered privately. So all funds will go towards post operative costs. Sadly, her initial surgery was not successful and she has to be operated on again in 6 weeks. So your generous donations will go towards her oncologist, care and loss of income. Will keep you updated x

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Irene on 02 Apr 2022
You are a resilient and worthy woman, sending you aroha and strength, Irene xx
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Guest Donor on 31 Mar 2022
Hang in there mate.
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Preston on 21 Mar 2022
Really I’m just donating so you keep me laughing while I scroll Facebook. It’s totally selfish 😎

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