Main image

Little Jorgie’s fight with brain cancer.

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

$9,679 donated

Given by 208 generous donors in 16 days


Please help little Jorgia in her fight to beat cancer.

Main image

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

Update image

Friday’s  21 February 2020

Posted by: Sam Porter

Friday means we get to go home for 2 days.

Jorgie has to have her radiation treatments 5 days a week for 7 weeks! 😔

Read 1 more update

Latest donations

  • Nicholas

    Nicholas 1 hour ago


    All the best Sam and Steve


  • Maraia

    Maraia 1 day ago


    My thoughts and prayers are with you family, and even though I don't know you my heart goes out to you all, especially as a mumma, I grew up in Russell, it's a wonderful place and I hope she'll be home altogether soon ♥️


  • 4 days ago



  • Madison Parkhill

    Madison Parkhill 4 days ago



  • Cinnamon

    Cinnamon 4 days ago



Who's involved?

Tara-Leigh Elliot's avatar
Created by Tara-Leigh Elliot
Sam Porter's avatar
Paying to a verified bank account of Sam Porter

Page Moderated The page has been checked by our team to make sure it complies with our terms and conditions.


You can start a fundraiser to have your own page that raises money directly for the beneficiary.


Got a question for the page owner?

One question has been asked already. Check it out and ask yours here.

Any concerns?

Report this page
This page was created on 12 Feb 2020 and closes on 1 Apr 2020.
$9,679 donated

Given by 208 generous donors in 16 days

  Donate Fundraise Share
Share a link to this page to help spread the word





  Copy Link