Keeks is having Brain Surgery

$17,785 donated
Given by 116 generous donors in 9 weeks

Raising financial support for our beloved Teariki's recovery.


A little while ago you would have noticed that Teariki was away from work. He unfortunately suffered a unsuspecting seizure which left him and his family very concerned. After alot of investigations, Doctors told him he has a large brain tumor, and the pressure of that tumor is causing his seizures. While the Doctors are confident that the tumor is benign, they also need to be sure, and so have opted for Keeks to undergo surgery to remove the tumor and to take a biopsy. Recovery after this is expected to be approximately 4-10 weeks depending on the surgery itself. Currently, Keeks is set to have surgery anywhere between March and May.

Teariki's MedStrength family are wanting to help him and his young family financially as his recovery will be lengthy and stressful for a young family. This incident is not covered by ACC and medical bills and general cost of living needs to be covered. We would be forever grateful if you could donate a little for the Sword family to get through this stressful period.

Mae Heard-Pennel's involvement (page creator)

Teariki is a member of our gym trainer team. Colleague and friend he is loved by all!

Use of funds

Medical bills around the surgery, medications, private psychology sessions, wage subsidy, physical rehab required thereafter.

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Tony on 06 Apr 2024
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Guest Donor on 05 Apr 2024
Glynn & Stephanie
Glynn & Stephanie on 03 Apr 2024
Judith on 25 Mar 2024
John on 22 Mar 2024

Who's involved?

Mae Heard-Pennel's avatar
Created by Mae Heard-Pennel
James Teariki Sword's avatar
Paying to a verified bank account of James Teariki Sword
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This page was created on 8 Feb 2024 and closes on 8 May 2024.