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Help Ben

Closed Cause page created in the Health category by Friends of Ben for "The Suisala family"

  • $35,537.91 donated
  • 773 generous donors

Ben is a 25 year old loved husband, father, son, brother and friend that is battling terminal grade 3 brain cancer.

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Treatment Bucket List Cancer

In Feb 2016, Ben was diagnosed with an Anaplastic Astrocytoma brain tumour or terminal Grade 3 brain cancer.

He is only 25 years old, a loving husband, son, brother, friend and father to two beautiful little girls’ aged 2 years and 4 months.

His condition has recently deteriorated and the cancer has stopped responding to chemotherapy. The doctors say he may only have a few months left.

Ben and his family are wanting to try a treatment that is currently not funded that will hopefully give Ben a better quality of life for the time he does have left. This treatment is around 10k per month if they move forward with it.

Ben and his wife Jess have never and would never ask for help, they are more the "smile and get on with it" type which is why we are setting up this page for them. The money raised will go towards Ben’s treatment and to help his wife and children after Ben has gone and will make what will be a very depressing and sad time a little less stressful financially.

So have a big heart this holiday and give a little towards this amazing guy and his brave family.

Page created by:

Friends of Ben


I am a friend of this inspirational family trying to help them get the treatment they deserve.

All funds raised benefit:

The Suisala family

Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Jessicca Derrick on behalf of The Suisala family.

  • $35,537.91 donated
  • 773 generous donors

$35,538 donated



This cause page was created on 23 Dec 2016 and closed at 23:59 NZST (UTC +12:00) on 31 Mar 2017.

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