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

  • Change in Circumstances     8 June 2018
    Posted by: Denise Perkins
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    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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  • Carls battle continues....     1 May 2018
    Posted by: Denise Perkins

    As Carl continues to battle cancer and its painful affects the financial burdens on us both has become increasingly difficult to manage.

    Carl was told 13 months ago that he has terminal cancer and was given a few months to live. However, thanks to the outpouring of love and generosity from family and friends; he has undergone numerous alternative treatments which included Vitamin C infusions; Alkaline water system; living an organic lifestyle, being in consultation with a private cancer specialist. He also had the opportunity to start working on the new album as well as still being able to do what he loves and thats to perform live on stage and give back to the people.

    We would like the Givealittle page to re-open to support us through this battle as we continue to seek further alternative options for Carl especially now to alleviate the excruciating pain he is suffering. As a result of Carls current situation he is now requiring 24 hour care and is dependent on myself and one of our sons who had to leave his family in Australia to return to New Zealand to help. Im also self-employed and would travel away from home a lot but, over the last 7 months I have had to cut back on work to be at home with Carl.

    He has spent the last 3 weeks in hospital undergoing life changing surgery that continues to impact on him personally and emotionally. But, despite this setback Carl lives and breathes hope and determination and will never give up.

    If you have taken the time to read this we would appreciate any support or contribution great or small to help us face the challenges ahead

    Love and blessings

    The Perkins Whanau

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