Our 16 year old - Otis, needs life saving cancer surgery. Please help us.

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Help the Rasch-Hill Family to save Otis’ life.


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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*

Jodie Winterburn's involvement (page creator)

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

Use of funds

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*

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Update  26 September 2023

Today Otis is having his first scan since he started the new immunotherapy program. We are hoping it has worked and stopped further growth so we can have more time for him complete all his goals he’s set.

So far his band have played at the NZ RockQuest finals and came 2nd (in the country)

He’s seen Queenstown in winter and did many activities with his two best friends.

They’ve recorded and pressed a new album onto vinyl. All of this has been possible because of your generous donations.

Otis continues to live in daily pain but he continues to smile and although he’s been given a time, he simply refuses to give up. Next on his bucket list (hate this term) is travel the upper North Island in a camper and if we’re lucky he’d love to see some of Europe.

Lastly, if any of you would like to see his band and meet Otis. They have an album release party/Gig at San Francisco Bath house this Sunday. You can get tickets at Mostix website.

I’ll update you all once we have his latest scan results back next week.

Forever hopeful, always faithful

Hill- Rasch Family

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Sunil on 15 Nov 2023
Good luck mate
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Guest Donor on 01 Nov 2023
Isa has been so awesome as a buddy to our daughter at school, so she’s obviously from a great family! We’re so sorry to hear what you guys are going through and hopefully our donation helps just a tiny bit.
Ossian on 29 Oct 2023
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Kirsten on 25 Oct 2023
Thinking of you

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