Help the Hill family grieve Otis

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Help the Hill family grieve Otis

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*Update 3/3/2024 - As some of you may be aware, Our Otis Otto Michael Hill passed away peacefully with his parents by his side on the 12th of February 2024. Funds will be used to help Otis' family to take some time off from work and take the financial pressure away so that they can grieve without stress*

Our good friends Rachel and Tyson received news that is every parents worst nightmare. Their 15 year old son Otis has a very rare form of cancer, and is Stage 4.

Incidentally found by Otis’s GP, and given only an hour to pack their bags and leave for Christchurch, they have had to leave their home, jobs and their daughter/sister - Isa (8), back in Wellington. They are embarking on the unknown and their sole focus is Otis and his upcoming treatment and recovery.

Otis is an incredible young man! Otis is wickedly funny. He is kind, gentle and a deep thinker. He LOVES music and his guitar is an extension of his body.

He loves his family and friends and always puts them first, especially his little sister. Otis will one day be an audio engineer.

Rachel, Tyson, Otis and Isa are the most beautiful family unit, and are going through the hardest time of their lives. Your donations, support and prayers are received with grace and appreciation beyond words. We are all beside the Rasch-Hill family so they can fight this cancer and bring Otis home safe and well.

*Please note there is another page for the family here: https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/48-hour-run-for-otis*

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Rachel and Tyson have been our very good friends for years.

Use of funds

Update 3/3/2024 - funds will be used to help Otis' family to take some time off from work and take the financial pressure away so that they can grieve without stress

Update 4/8/2023 - funds are now needed for a private biopsy & for Otis' bucketlist

Update 2/11/2022 - funds are also now needed for surgery in Sydney

Original use of funds: donations will be used to help alleviate the burden of not receiving any income and to allow them to pay their costs back home, so they can focus on Otis.

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Continuing with Otis Bucket List  29 April 2024

As some of you will remember we had planned a trip to the upper north island with Otis as he wanted to see Tane Mahuta, Cape Reinga, The treaty grounds and many other local attractions. Otis loved history so this trip was organised when he could no longer travel overseas.

So last week we flew to Auckland and travelled by car to Leigh, Whagarei to stay with our good friends in Parua Bay, then Kerikeri, Paihia, then Nagtaki we took Otis ashes with us to each place that he wanted to visit. It was such a spiritual moment for the 3 of us and we fell in love with Hokianga the most. Thank you to everyone who made this trip possible. With much Love the Hill family

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San Fran
San Fran on 10 May 2024
San Fran is proud to donate all profits raised from Otisfest 2024. Otis Hill was here x
$16,853
Tyson Hill

Thank you so much ❤️

Tyson Hill
Steph
Steph on 20 Apr 2024
Gutted for you guys ❤️
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Hans
Hans on 15 Apr 2024
Hope Otisfest went well Otis and fam, best wishes and see you when I'm next back from London ❤️
$100
Ella
Ella on 13 Apr 2024
$2
Christopher
Christopher on 10 Mar 2024
$20

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This campaign started on 17 Feb 2022 and ended on 31 May 2024.