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Maggie's journey to beat cancer

Closed Cause page created in the Health category by Natasha Millar for Margaret Garden

  • $9,149.50 donated
  • 139 generous donors

The goal is to assist Maggie with paying for the treatment she so desperately needs, which is not available or funded in New Zealand.

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Margaret Garden (lovingly known as Maggie to some and Mum to others) is in desperate need of our help. Being a humble, loving woman, she would not ask herself and so her family and friends are doing so on her behalf. Throughout Maggie's life she has given much to the communities that she has been involved with and now we are asking that they help her. Maggie is a loving mother and dedicated grandmother. Maggie's own granddaughter was diagnosed in 2012 at the age of only 7 months old with Acute Lymphoblastic Luekemia. Maggie did not hesitate to resign from her job and move to another city for months to help take care of her granddaughter and her sister while she was receiving treatment. Maggie was diagnosed with metastatic, grade 2 neuroendocrine tumour as well as carcinoid syndrome. In March 2018 Maggie received the dreaded news that her neuroendocrine tumour has progressed and she must now look at her treatment options in order to prolong her life and also attain a better quality of life. It is our hope that through fundraising efforts and the generosity of many people, Maggie can get on with focusing on her health and well-being and saving her energy for the fight ahead.

The only treatment option for Maggie is not available in New Zealand and she will have to travel to Melbourne, Australia to undertake the medical care she so desperately needs. The cost for treatment is approximately $40,000 which does not include flight and travel expenses let alone accommodation costs. She will also have to have 4 cycles, so that means travelling to Melbourne four times. Going through this type of treatment, especially in another country would be terrifying and so she is hoping her partner can travel with her to help and support her.

All funds raised will go towards her treatment plan and ultimately save her life.

Please consider making a contribution now to help her access this desperately needed treatment. Any amount you can possibly donate will make a difference and be greatly appreciated.

Use of Funds:

All funds raised will be spent on Maggie's treatment and associated costs. The treatment alone is $40,000 excluding travel and accommodation costs and can only be provided in Australia.

Page created by:

Natasha Millar


I'm one of the beneficiaries daughters and we are wanting to raise funds to save our mothers life as her treatment isn't funded in NZ

All funds raised benefit:

Margaret Garden


Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Margaret Garden.

  • $9,149.50 donated
  • 139 generous donors

$9,150 donated



This cause page was created on 07 Apr 2018 and closed at 23:59 NZST (UTC +12:00) on 07 Oct 2018.

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