Kate wakes up to endure severe pain from morning till night

$7,141 donated
Given by 75 generous donors in around 6 months

no medication, no treatment in NZ. I wish for Kate to live pain free for the rest of her limited years.

Christchurch, Canterbury

Our story began in March 2020, an accident left my wife, Kate, with pain in her neck and her spine, and as time passed, her symptoms worsened to the point where she started spending the majority of her day in bed and even struggles to sit through a meal sitting down with her family.

for the next 3 years, she has tried multiple different medications, trusting the doctors' words of giving it time, however not seeing any improvement. She has been to multiple different specialists including orthopedics, pain doctor, psychiatrist, and the neurologists, yet none have been able to diagnose her pain.

On top of that, with suspicions of a frontotemporal dementia from a CT scan in October 2021, she was officially diagnosed with dementia in the beginning of 2022. With a short life expectancy rate (less than 10 years), The least I could do for her is to at least relieve the pain she struggles with every day. She is only 54 years old. I believe the prolonged pain has caused unimaginable amount of stress on Kate, and that would've influenced the early onset of the dementia.

I still have hope that there is treatment available for my wife, I believe that going overseas to a more developed health care system would give her hope of living a pain free life. My multiple attempts of reaching out to the DHB for funding has been ignored and declined. And as a full time carer, I am unable to work to meet the funds myself.

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Use of funds

overseas treatments : Comprehensive (Orthopedics, Psychiatry, Neurology) examination and further treatments based on similar clinical trials like her case. , flight, living cost etc,

Her left donation will be donated for others.

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Kate's last moment with her family   21 February 2023

After years of fighting her battle with pain and dementia, unfortunately it has come a time where she's unable to fight anymore. An infection in her lungs which quickly took over, Charged in the Christchurch hospital, riverside ward 23, spending her last moment with family and friends. We are thankful beyond words for everyone's support, prayer, and love.

May God Bless you all.

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Miyuki on 22 Feb 2023
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Guest Donor on 21 Feb 2023
Matthew 18:18-20 The Lord knows your heart.. I pray with you for your wife’s complete recovery and many more years together on earth. May HIS divine plans over your wife’s life be fulfilled, in Jesus’ name, Amen. 이렇게 함께 기도할수 있는 기회를 주셔서 감사합니다. 예수님의 사랑과 은혜로 매일 승리하십시오.
Mira on 20 Feb 2023
Gordon (Taegeol) Lee

Thank you so much for your help. God May bless you

Gordon (Taegeol) Lee
Jennifer on 19 Feb 2023
Jennifer Chu
Gordon (Taegeol) Lee

Thank you so much. May God bless you

Gordon (Taegeol) Lee
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Guest Donor on 16 Feb 2023
Gordon (Taegeol) Lee

Thank you for your support. May God bless you!!

Gordon (Taegeol) Lee

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Created by, and paying to a verified bank account of, Gordon (Taegeol) Lee on behalf of My wife Mikyoung Lee
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This campaign started on 8 Sep 2022 and ended on 8 Mar 2023.