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Help fill Paige's life with the people she needs to see the most!

Closed Cause page created in the Kiwi Kids category by Anne Tahaaafe for Megan Hennessy

$59,665 donated

Given by 1094 generous donors in 7 weeks


Two year old Paige has an aggressive brain tumor and her family need your support to give her the quality of life she deserves!

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  Manawatu / Whanganui

Megan and Chris Hennessy and their little family have had their life turned upside down in a matter of weeks. Their two year old daughter Paige, woke from a nap where Megan found she had lost movement in her right arm and leg temporarily. They rushed Paige to the doctor where they went through potential causes and then they quickly arranged a CT scan which revealed a very large and very clear Tumor in the middle of Paige's brain on the top of her brain stem. Within two days she was flown to Starship Children's hospital from Palmerston North to sort a biopsy to see what they were actually dealing with. Megan and Chris and Paige were preparing to fight with whatever they could when the results came back with the worst news possible.

Paige has been diagnosed with an Embryonal Tumor with Multilayered Rosettes (ETMR). It is rare, the surgeon has only come across one before and from what the family has read, there have only been 300 reported cases (assuming world wide). It is one of the most aggressive brain tumors you can have and it's located in an area of her brain that they just can't get to. The Hennessy's have had to hear that there is nothing that can be done for Paige and they have been given a time frame of around twelve months. They are trying to wrap their heads around this and also trying to maintain some strength in front of Paige and her four year old sister Caitlin.

The goal of this page is to make sure that her family is able to spend these crucial months forming precious memories and making sure that Paige is living the best life that she can. Both Megan and Chris were working and our ideal goal is being able to support them financially during this time so that they can focus on what Paige needs.

Anything you can donate will make a difference for this beautiful little family at the most difficult time. Thank you so much for considering this cause!

I wanted to update this with a huge thank you - after running for only a few days we have reached amounts that we never imagined. At each donation I feel very grateful because it means more time for the family with Paige. Never underestimate the kindness of friends, family and compassionate people from all over. xx

Anne Tahaaafe's involvement (page creator)

Our first babies were friends before they were even born - brought together by the best antenatal class group a new mum could have asked for.

Use of funds

The majority of the funds will be used to enable Paige's parents to spend these crucial months with her - any extra money would be used to fill her time with amazing positive experiences.

Latest donations

  • Mark L

    Mark L on 31 Oct 2019


    My heart goes out to Trev, Megan, Chris, Caitlin and beautiful wee Paige. Cant make the Ride4Paige fundraising ride this weekend Trev- Ake Ake Kia Kaha.


  • Matt and Jess

    Matt and Jess on 30 Oct 2019



  • Sean

    Sean on 30 Oct 2019



  • Rod & Riss

    Rod & Riss on 26 Oct 2019


    Aroha nui little one


  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 24 Oct 2019


    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. God bless and keep you.


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