Help the Rasch-Hill Family to save Otis’ life.
Latest update -
Otis has been denied surgery in NZ, but some experienced surgeons in Sydney are prepared to undertake this life saving surgery. The cost for this is $283,000. Please help us get to that goal 💕🤞
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*
Rachel and Tyson have been our very good friends for years.
The 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. They have been uprooted from their city, their incomes and separated from their daughter.
*Update 2/11/2022 - funds are also now needed for surgery in Sydney*
*Update 4/8/2023 - funds are now needed for a private biopsy & for Otis' bucketlist*
An update from the Hill Family 28 February 2024
Rachel and Tyson would like to share this message with you:
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.
Beautiful Otis fought till the very end and never let his cancer beat him. He lived each day to the fullest and even days before his passing he was optimistic about beating his cancer. In our eyes and hearts he has beaten cancer.
In his short 17 years on this earth, Otis achieved so much and touched so many lives. It gives us some peace to know that his brave journey might have helped others to face their own battles with cancer, and in life.
We are so very grateful for all of the love and support that we have received over the past two years. It has meant so much to us.
Note from admin:
Rachel, Tyson and Isa are taking time right now to grieve as a family. This is an incredibly difficult time and all of your kind words, donations and acts of kindness are truly appreciated as they try to navigate life without their precious Otis. Thank you!