Love & Support for Hugo and his family as he fights Cancer

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Given by 420 generous donors in 10 weeks

We hope this page will offer a chance to provide support and financial assistance to Hugo and his family during this challenging time.

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Today, we reach out to you with heavy hearts to share the story of Sam & Aaron’s deeply loved little boy Hugo, who is facing a battle no child should ever have to fight.

In a matter of days, after feeling unwell, sweet, loving Hugo, was diagnosed with Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancer, which unknowingly had metastasised to his lungs and bones.

It was then that the world fell apart for his beautiful family.

Only a few weeks earlier, 9 year old Hugo was enjoying his summer holidays, practicing magic tricks, riding his bike, playing basketball and having fun with his friends & adoring family. But now the plans they had for their year suddenly look very different.

Hugo is facing an incredibly difficult path with an aggressive chemotherapy and radiation treatment plan that spans several years. The road to recovery will be full of challenges for Hugo, his Mum, Dad and little brother Louis. Our hearts break for what they’ve had to experience thus far, and for what they will endure moving forward.

As a community, we believe in the power of unity and compassion. The Donaldsons mean so very much to us and we know that so many of you feel the same way.

The financial burden of medical expenses and other unforeseen costs is overwhelming, so ultimately we would love this page to allow them the freedom to make the best choices for Hugo without delay.

We are so grateful that so many of you have reached out to help and we’d like to sincerely thank you all on behalf of Sam, Aaron & their families.

Amelia Bray & Nicole Russell's involvement (page creator)

Amelia and Nicole are loving friends of the Donaldsons and their families.

Use of funds

Assist with non-funded medical treatments, surgeries & therapies required for Hugo's recovery (we are currently not aware of what is or isn't covered by the public health system yet but will update them when they are known).

Also to alleviate the financial burden by covering daily expenses such as groceries, utilities, and necessities while Sam & Aaron are unable to work at full capacity.

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Kerry 3 days ago
$20
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Guest Donor 4 days ago
Best wishes Hugo & family. We know you have amazing people looking after you. Go smash it! Love from another Ward 23 Onc family xx
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Best wishes
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Created by Amelia Bray & Nicole Russell
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This page was created on 11 Feb 2024 and closes on 3 Feb 2025.