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Kylie Darling needs you!

Cause page created in the Health category by Caroline Barr for Kylie Darling


$54,954 donated

Given by 167 generous donors in around 4 months

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We are hoping to provide as many funds as possible to purchase the unfunded drugs.

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She’s 48, blonde, proud, hardworking, humble and a beautiful soul. She lights up a room but more importantly she lights up the lives of so many people.

Kylie married the love of her life Johnny only a year ago. She’s a mother to 2 beautiful children, 20 year old Meg and 14 year old Ollie. She is a daughter, sister, cousin and friend to many.

Kylie was diagnosed with incurable stage 4 metastatic breast cancer in October 2017. At the diagnosis the cancer had already spread to her liver, peritoneum, ovaries and skeletal system.

She underwent an intensive IV chemo treatment which was 6 doses 3 weeks apart and responded well. Since then Kylie has tolerated oral chemo and has been relatively stable until now.

In August 2019 Kylie’s health deteriorated and the cancer has progressed with complications affecting her heart and lungs.

Now Kylie is undergoing further IV chemo treatment for the next 12 -16 weeks, dependent on how her body tolerates the treatment. Afterwards the plan is to start on a palliative cocktail of hormone drugs, and best option currently available is Palbociclib (also known as Ibrance), this is taken in conjunction with a second drug Fulvestrant.

Palbociclib drug has had great success in stabilizing the disease and extending life. It has been described as a ‘game changer’ for women, keeping the cancer at bay for as long as possible.

As both these drugs are UNFUNDED in NZ, the cost for Kylie and Johnny will be $7,000 every month.

There is hope that both these drugs will be funded in the future but it’s likely the Palbocuclib will only be funded as a first line treatment as it has in other countries, so unfortunately Kylie will not be or would never have been eligible, as her cancer was too far advanced at diagnoses and chemo was the only option as first line treatment.

We want to provide Kylie with the opportunity to keep fighting and live life for as long as she can.

We are hoping to provide as many funds as possible to buy the required drugs.

Caroline Barr's involvement (page creator)

Friends raising money for Kylie's non funded cancer treatment-Caroline Barr & Kate Tod.

Use of funds

All funds raised will go towards non-funded treatment of Kylie’s cancer.


Latest update

Ibrance Update  2 February 2020

Posted by: Caroline Barr

Kylie has just completed 2 months of Ibrance with fab results. All areas are stable and no signs of cancer around the heart. So all very positive to date. GO Ibrance!!

The generosity of people is still mind blowing and we know Kylie is very appreciative and extremely humbled by it all.

The recent funding announcement for Ibrance, has been awesome for some but unfortunately it doesn’t benefit Kylie. The funding is for people that get prescribed Ibrance as a hormone treatment as first or second treatment plan. Not for anyone that’s had to have chemotherapy as a form of treatment.

So please help by continuing to share the Give a little page to your FB, Instagram etc.. all your help and support is invaluable. Much thanks to you all.

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Latest donations

  • Kay

    Kay 19 hours ago

    Private

    Thoughts and love from Tony, Kay, Holly, Nicola, Cameron and Andrew xx

    Private

  • Kay

    Kay 21 hours ago

    $100

    $100

  • Paul and Nicky

    Paul and Nicky 1 day ago

    $200

    thoughts are with you Kylie Love Paul and Nicky

    $200

  • Rosie

    Rosie 1 day ago

    $50

    Sending all our love to one very special girl, Rosie Sean James & Nick xx

    $50

  • David & Jane

    David & Jane on 07 Feb 2020

    Private

    Private


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