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Mighty Maxs Fight !

Closed Cause page created in the Health category by Kirsty Rowlands for Liz Murchison

$21,752 donated
Given by 283 generous donors in around 9 months

Supporting Nick and Liz through Max's Bone Marrow Transplant

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Maxs fight against Rare Wiskott Aldrich Syndrome.

On the 6th December 2019, at only 3 months old and numerous hospital visits Max was diagnosed with Wiskott Aldrich Syndrome (WAS).

WAS is a genetically inherited immunodeficiency disease, a very serious, rare disorder, affecting only a few males in New Zealand.

Max is at risk of serious infections as he has little immunity. His platelets drop so low he actively bleeds. Max has eczema that can quickly turn into skin infections.

There is only one known treatment. This is a Bone Marrow Transplant which can only be done in Starship Hospital in Auckland. As soon as a match is found, we will be travelling and staying in Auckland for as long as it takes for the new bone marrow to take and start working.

It would be a great help if we help financially so Nick can spend as much time in Auckland with his family while Max has Chemo and the transplant. Nick is self employed, and if he isn’t at work then Liz and Nick are going to struggle to meet their financial obligations.

Kirsty Rowlands' involvement (page creator)

Liz is my sister, and her son is very ill with a rare immunodeficiency. I want to raise money for their travel, any treatment costs and to help as she cannot return to work

Use of funds

Funds raised will go towards to accomodation, travel and living costs during treatment while up in starship. Mortgage and financial costs.

Latest update

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Extended date   4 June 2020

Posted by: Kirsty Rowlands

Just a bite that the close date has been extended, we appreciate this on going support for baby max

Thank you all

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Latest donations

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Guest Donor on 21 Aug 2020
Renee on 22 Jul 2020    NOAHS SHAVE FOR MAX
So much love to you guys, super proud of you Noah. Your an exceptional wee man.
Kelly on 22 Jul 2020    NOAHS SHAVE FOR MAX
Holly on 14 Jul 2020    NOAHS SHAVE FOR MAX
What a awesome thing to do noah, super proud. Love from uncle richard, holly & Charlotte ❤
Alison on 13 Jul 2020    NOAHS SHAVE FOR MAX
Good on you Noah, and all the strength and love for little Max xo

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Kirsty Rowlands's avatar
Created by Kirsty Rowlands
Liz Murchison's avatar
Paying to a verified bank account of Liz Murchison

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