Houston's battle with Leukaemia

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Given by 560 generous donors in around 8 months

This page has been set up to provide financial assistance for Dean and Livie while caring for Houston as he is treated for leukaemia.

Onehunga, Auckland

On Sunday 27th August, Houston was admitted to Starship Hospital and was diagnosed with High Risk Acute Promyelocytic Myeloid Leukaemia (APML), a very rare form of blood cancer.

This has understandably been a huge shock to Dean, Livie and our families with Houston now having a long road to his recovery.

He will be admitted to Starship for weeks to months, having regular chemotherapy, monitoring and further investigations.

This sudden change has meant Livie is no longer in a position to work and Dean will have to take long periods of unpaid leave so they are able to care for Houston full time while he is in hospital. Their family is down to a single income and this been incredibly stressful at an already challenging time.

I have set up this page for any financial support that you are able to give them on this journey with Houston so they can take the time to be with him and not have to worry about the financial implications.

From the Gray and Collins families, we are very grateful for any support you can offer.

Jessica Gray's involvement (page creator)

I am Houston's Aunty Jess.

Use of funds

The funds will be paid directly into Dean and Livie's personal account and be spent on the families regular bills, expenses, provide anything Houston requires and allow them to take long periods of unpaid leave from work to care for Houston fulltime.

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Happy Easter!   1 April 2024

As Houston enters his last 6 weeks of chemotherapy, he got to spend Easter at Whangamata with the family. His most recent bone marrow results were negative meaning he is in remission which is the most wonderful news! After his chemotherapy treatment is complete the family will start preparing for their transition into life after leukaemia and helping Houston to slowly transition back into normal life. He will continue to have regular testing and follow-up once he chemotherapy finishes to ensure he remains well and in remission. Again our family would like to express our gratitude for the ongoing support.

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Latest donations

Sunil 5 days ago
Good luck mate,, you will fight thru
Jessica Gray

Thank you for your support Sunil, it is much appreciated.

Jessica Gray
Lara on 13 Apr 2024
Sending you all the love it the world. Congratulations guys x
Jessica Gray

Hi Lara thank you very much for your support!

Jessica Gray
Saili Family
Saili Family on 07 Apr 2024
Go Aunty Jess running the Montpellier Half Marathon. What an amazing achievement. Keep staying strong Huey! Such a brave boy! Sending our love from France, Frankie & Kyrie xx
Jessica Gray

Thank you so much for your ongoing support our Saili family! We are incredibly grateful. X

Jessica Gray
Maxime on 07 Apr 2024
Jessica Gray

Merci beaucoup Max!

Jessica Gray
Pete on 07 Apr 2024
Big ups DC for the run pal!
Jessica Gray

Thanks for your support Pete and your kind donation!

Jessica Gray

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Created by Jessica Gray
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Paying to a verified bank account of Olivia Gray on behalf of Olivia, Dean and Houston
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This page was created on 29 Aug 2023 and closes on 16 May 2024.