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Please donate for beautiful Jessie, Mama fighting the big "C" with all her heart

Closed Cause page created in the Health category by Shannon Avery for Jessie Roughan

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Jessie is having urgent surgery and chemo, aggressive cancer was detected in her breasts. She has a young daughter and she needs your help..

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  Hawke's Bay In Need Cancer Treatment

My darling friend Jessie is being rushed in for a double mastectomy after aggressive cancer was detected in her boobs.

All of the women in Jessies whanau are at risk. there is a family history and that was known via genetic testing. But nothing can prepare a woman to have this bomb dropped so heavy and fast, and young. Jessie is in her mid 30's and has a beautiful little one-year-old daughter.

Lumps were found in her left breast, gathered together, and there are also two visibly affected lymph nodes, possibly more.

It is aggressive and she will have both breasts removed on 24 March 2016. Jessie had hoped to have reconstruction straight away, but due to the aggressiveness, it’s important to start chemo right away, this means reconstruction will be delayed for at least 12 months. She will need to travel extensively for this treatment.

These times ahead will be incredibly hard work and Jessie will need all we can give her - love, backing, company and laughs. Let us lend her strength. She has always as long as i've known her been an incredibly kind and generous friend to others, and the first to offer help wherever she was able.

Jessie has a great chance, with a 60-80% survival rate (this will be updated after surgery).

She is determined and whole-heartedly prepared to fight this, particularly to be there for her gorgeous Sailor Jean, to be with her as she grows up.

Please consider making a donation, and share this page so that others may to, and encourage them to do so if they can. This will ensure Jessie can keep on top of doctors visits, associated costs and more importantly, enable her to seek alternative and complimentary treatments, which are not subsidised but will give Jessie the best possible chance to kick this things arse.

Thank you to every single person, for every single dollar you donate.

When asked, Jessies friends are quick to describe her as "Courageous", "Jessie is strong", and a "Heart of gold and a mind of pure conviction". She is so loved and needed. Please help.

Shannon Avery's involvement (page creator)

I am a friend, hoping to help all i can.

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  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 05 Apr 2016


    Wishing you all the very best for a speedy recovery x


  • Tania

    Tania on 04 Apr 2016


    "This too shall pass".


  • Tempest

    Tempest on 04 Apr 2016



  • T =)

    T =) on 04 Apr 2016


    Kia kaha Jessie


  • Liana

    Liana on 04 Apr 2016



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This page was created on 20 Mar 2016 and closed on 4 May 2016.
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