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Little Jorgie’s fight with brain cancer.

Closed Cause page created in the Health category by Tara-Leigh Elliot for Sam Porter

$11,159 donated
Given by 221 generous donors in 6 weeks

Please help little Jorgia in her fight to beat cancer.

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Just two weeks after Jorgia celebrated her third birthday she was diagnosed with a large brain tumour.

On Friday the thirteenth she had her first of many MRI’s at Whangarei Hospital. From there, her and her mother were rushed to Starship hospital via ambulance. Just 4 days later she underwent a 5-hour operation to remove the mass.

Unfortunately, they were unable to remove it entirely due to delicate parts of the brain which it was attached to. Initial recovery from the brain surgery was very hard and traumatic for her and her family.

Jorgia now must go through 7 weeks of radiation in Auckland to eradicate the remaining cancer in her head.

Once the radiation is complete Jorgia will face the next battle of having an extremely low immune system, little energy and appetite.

All going well she will still need frequent MRI’s to check that it doesn’t grow back. This will be for the rest of her life.

Jorgia is the youngest daughter of Sam and Steve. Her sister Tylah-Jill, who is only 16 months older than her, is her best friend. She also has an adoring older brother Riley. The family has been separated a lot during these traumatic times and both parents have been unable to fulfil work commitments, which has put extra strain on the family.

If you can contribute in any way to help this wonderful family, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for taking the time to read about Jorgia’s fight.

Tara-Leigh Elliot's involvement (page creator)

I am good friends with the family that have been affected by this tragedy, and would like to bring the community together to support them in this extremely trying time.

Use of funds

To support Jorgia’s immediate family who live in the Bay of Islands, with expenses whilst Mum and Dad share looking after Jorgia in Auckland along with all of her future procedures.

Latest update

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Countdown  2 March 2020

Posted by: Sam Porter

She’s over half way now with 14 more treatments to go.

She has had some hair loss at the back where the radiation entry point is.

This is her countdown chart where every morning she places a Moana sticker before she goes under general anaesthetic.

Thanks again to everyone for their kind words and encouragement. We won’t find out until April how successful the radiation has been...

I hope to only update with positive news 💜

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Latest donations

Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 22 Mar 2020
Kelly on 19 Mar 2020
Pray for you little Jorgia, get well soon!
Taupo Bay
Taupo Bay on 17 Mar 2020
Kia kaha
Juanita on 04 Mar 2020
Big love to you all. Xxxxx
Sandra & Bundy
Sandra & Bundy on 04 Mar 2020

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