Help support Carl from House of Shem & his family through his journey with Terminal Bowel Cancer

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Help support Carl from House of Shem & his family through his journey with Terminal Bowel Cancer, we want to thank everyone for their Love.


Carl Perkins, A Husband, Father to 5 sons, Grand Father, Great Grandfather and a legend of New Zealand music. Carl started his international career with Reggae icons “HERBS” as a Musician & Song writer and now currently the driving force behind World renowned Reggae band “HOUSE OF SHEM”.

3 days before his 58th birthday on 15 February 2017 Carl was diagnosed with Bowel Cancer. Two weeks later following an MRI & CT scan it was confirmed that the cancer had advanced and was non-treatable with months to live. Despite this prognosis Carl will not give up and remains positive.

The first 3 months we as a family have grieved the inevitable as we shared this devastating news with loved ones. The emotional impact this has had on Carl and his family has been huge, and also places a huge financial burden on future plans. However, with Carl’s determination and positive outlook we are seeking alternative treatments, which have proven successful results, but come at a hefty cost.

We believe through your support this will not only give Carl a quality of Life but also the opportunity to Continue Performing while he is fit, complete current Recordings, Video clips and to film a Documentary on his life.

If you are connected to Carl in anyway please send only messages of Encouragement, Joy & Happiness throughout this Journey

We thank you all for Your love, kindness and support

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Denise Perkins' involvement (page creator)

On behalf of my husband and family I am seeking your support that will help us to face whatever challenges ahead

Use of funds

Alternative treatments, Strict Organic Diet, Recordings, Documentary,

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Change in Circumstances  8 June 2018

To all Donors

I would like to thank you all for your love and generous supports and contributions to Carl over the last 10 months. Your contributions helped provide Carl the various treatments and comforts that he needed.

Carl fought a long and painful battle with cancer and was supported by his family beside him on his journey the best that we could.

Carl Francis Perkins died peacefully at Hospice Waikato surrounded by his whanau on the 9th May 2018 at 6:55am.

Love and Respect

Denise and Whanau

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Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 10 May 2018
Rest in Paradise Papa and your music have touched so many and forever♥️Thank You🙏🏽
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 10 May 2018
My prayers are with your family.
Wharakura whanau from Wollongong
Wharakura whanau from Wollongong on 09 May 2018
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guest donor on 09 May 2018
Waters whanau
Waters whanau on 07 May 2018

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This page was created on 14 Mar 2017 and closed on 8 Jun 2018.