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*
There are no words to describe this young man’s fight! 9 February 2024
An update from mum and dad x
Day 13 at Hospice and Otis is still defying all odds. He was sedated a week ago and we all gathered around to tell him how much we love him. Doctors said that most people fall into a deep sleep and eventually their cancer will take them. 6 hours of solid sleep he starts to stir, wakes up and says he's thirsty and then says "why is everyone still crying" Last night he became very agitated and restless so his sedation has been increased to the maximum. Our son is incredible and this cancer will never beat his spirit or mind it will however beat his body but not without a fight.
From me (Jodie). Not only is Otis still fighting this with everything he has, so are is family. They have not left his side. They have not lost hope or their faith regardless.
The pain they’re are enduring is beyond words - beyond comprehension. No parent should ever be in this position.
Rachel and Tyson wanted to update you all. They will never forget the generosity, the prayers and love you have all given out of the goodness of your hearts - neither will Otis.
Please pray for strength and love throughout this time for all of the family - these are some of the hardest days and what’s to follow. Very grateful to you all - on behalf of the Hill family,