Helping our amazing Karyn fight lung cancer

Cause page created in the Health category by Richie Galloway for "Karyn Robson"

  • $21,847.18 donated
  • 205 generous donors

Karyn is a non smoker who has been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. Please help us to continue her treatment which is unfunded in NZ.

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In late 2016, along with an increasing amount of young women, Karyn was diagnosed with non-small cell lung adenocarcinoma. She has never smoked, exercises regularly and eats a healthy and varied diet. She almost never drinks and if she does she may have a small baileys, so is definitely not deserving of this terrible disease. She has a 13 year old daughter named Danika and a partner of five years named Richie.

She had many tests before undergoing an operation to remove half of her right lung. This was covered under her health insurance and after a slow and steady recovery and another scan, the specialists were confident that this would be the end of it

Fast forward a year on and Karyn went for a 12 month scan towards the end of 2017, which revealed the cancer had not only returned but it had spread to various lymph nodes and is now stage 3B which is inoperable. A further biopsy determined the type of cancer and we have recently found out that it is likely to be responsive to Crizotinib, an anti cancer drug not funded in New Zealand. We were told that the cost of this drug alone is around $8,700 per month, but after talking with the pharmacy it is actually $12,300 per month!

Karyn is a genuinely kind hearted person who loves to help others. She once sold a used plant pot on trademe for a few dollars, but when she found out the old man who had bought it had fallen ill, she drove for an hour and a half to deliver it with a bunch of flowers and a box of chocolates for him!

This beautiful young mum would love to see her daughter grow up and with even the smallest of donations you can help her to spend more time with her loved ones. Please don't give any more than you can realistically afford. Crowdfunding is exactly that and we don't expect huge donations. If you do nothing else please share this with others and ask them to read Karyn's story.

Thank you!

100% of the funds raised will go towards Karyn's continued treatment including unfunded drugs, administration costs and future care. Any surplus will be used for experiences for Karyn. In the case that things don't go to plan any remaining money will be donated to charity or another person in Karyn's position.

Page created by:

Richie Galloway


I am Karyn's partner of five years. We are best friends and I want to do everything I can to help her through this.

All funds raised benefit:

Karyn Robson

Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Rich Galloway on behalf of Karyn Robson.

  • $21,847.18 donated
  • 205 generous donors

$21,847 donated

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This cause page was created on 10 Jan 2018 and closes at 23:59 NZST (UTC +12:00) on 10 Jan 2019.

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