Help Ka'iulani beat Neuroblastoma
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Our little girl Ka'iulani, who has just turned two, is fighting a rare cancer called Neuroblastoma, which has spread throughout her body
Our little girl Ka'iulani, who has just turned two, is fighting a rare cancer called Neuroblastoma, which has spread throughout her body.
We are raising funds to access the best treatment protocol to fight Ka'iulanis rare cancer which unfortunately is not responding to current treatment here in New Zealand.
Cancer specialists have advised that her best fighting chance is to access overseas treatment protocols including immunotherapy and newly approved medications and treatments. These promising treatment regimes have proven results and Ka’iulani will need to relocate overseas, most likely the United States, for up to a year to receive this life-saving treatment. Neuroblastoma is a relentless and aggressive cancer which has a 50% chance of relapse. The United States have many treatment options specifically for preventing relapse where New Zealand doesn't.
The cost for these treatments will cost over $350,000 with one quote from a leading Child Cancer hospital to be over $2,000,000. In addition the family face the cost of relocation and living overseas without income.
Ka’iulani had part of her primary tumour in her abdomen, the size of a softball (10x11cm) removed last week in a 9 hour risky surgery. The remainder will be removed next week.
The behaviour and response of Ka'iulani's disease has not been typical or straight forward. She hasn't shown the response to chemotherapy they were hoping for as her scans after chemo so far have shown no shrinkage to tumours in abdomen and bones.
To give Ka'iulani the best fighting chance her Mama, Papa, and new baby sister will need to be with her round the clock.
This will involve all their time and energy, and we will use your generous donations to improve Ka'iulani's quality of life and to access treatments that are not provided here in New Zealand.
If you would like to, please feel free to follow her journey on Facebook by joining the group Ka'iulani's Journey
Please help us fundraise to save Ka’iulani’s life. Be a good sport, give generously and join Team Ka’iulani!
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I'm Ka'iulani's Aunty Alex. Since receiving her diagnosis we have had many people ask how they can donate to support our little girl and her ongoing medical costs.
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Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Manihera Forbes on behalf of Ka'iulani Forbes.
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