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Life saving drugs needed for my beautiful wife

Closed Cause page created in the Health category by Troy Elliott for tracey elliott

$20,015 donated

Given by 229 generous donors in around 6 months


Raising money to purchase Kadcyla to allow my wife to live, without this drug Tracey will die.

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My name is Troy Elliott. It is with a heavy heart that I need to start this Givealittle fundraising page.

My beautiful and courageous wife has been battling her Stage IV Breast Cancer for just over 5 years. Tracey has not been simply surviving, she has been LIVING every one of those days since her battle begun! After over 60 rounds of chemo this shows she is a fighter.

Tragically this week we had the devastating news that the cancer has hit her brain very aggressively, in fact her whole frontal lobe is cancerous. Our brilliant Oncologist and his team have said there is only one option for Tracey and it is T-DM1 or as it is known commercially Kadcyla.

The twist is this drug is not funded by Pharmac, there is currently a lot of media around this and the Breast Cancer Foundation and Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition are working hard to get Pharmac to change their mind and save the lives of women battling this horrible disease. This drug is currently fully funded in both the UK and Australia.

As this is an infusion and is not currently funded in NZ, we now have to go privately to receive the Kadcyla. Each infusion will cost us over $8000 and Tracey will need this every three weeks. Because Tracey has often needed 24 hour care this has really impacted on us financially and I am not currently working.

Many people have asked how they can help and we both have agreed that, no matter how small, all donations will help this battle.

We reluctantly started this page, even though we prefer to give than receive, as Tracey said 'you check your dignity in at the front reception when you are in hospital' If this drug is eventually funded and we have any money left these funds will all be donated to Breast Cancer charities.

Troy Elliott's involvement (page creator)

Tracey is my beautiful and courageous wife

Use of funds

These funds will be used to purchase Kadcyla. If this drug is eventually funded and we have any money left these funds will all be donated to Breast Cancer charities.

Latest update

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Round 3  26 June 2019

Posted by: Troy Elliott

Just a quick thank you for all the donations. Tracey had treatment today and the news that her cancer count has HALVED since she started on Kadcyla!

This is proof its started to work and that this should be funded by Pharmac!

Here is a picture of the receipt of over $9000 paid today.

We both thank you again from the bottom of our heart.


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Latest donations

  • Joseph

    Joseph on 18 Oct 2019


    Keep on fighting troy and tracey


  • Private Donor

    Private Donor on 18 Sep 2019


    Hope she gets over this battle to live for years to come.


  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 10 Aug 2019


    All the best


  • Amanda

    Amanda on 09 Aug 2019


    Kia kaha, kia maia, kia manawanui to you and Trudy


  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 08 Aug 2019


    all the best.


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