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Please give a little for Benji

Cause page created in the Kiwi Kids category by Jess Read for Sam Read


$20,750 donated
Given by 372 generous donors in 7 weeks

Fundraising for Benji

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  Canterbury

This is Benjamin Ian Read (Benji). He is 11 months old and was recently diagnosed with cancer.

On Thursday 18th March everything was suddenly changed for him as he was rushed into hospital after continuously vomiting and having a swollen head.

He was immediately taken in for a CT scan and to his parents (Sam and Liv) devastation their beautiful little boy was found to have a brain tumour.

From there he had to have a MRI scan, which then unfortunately led to finding out the tumour had spread and could not be surgically removed and we are hoping he is able to receive chemo therapy.

This strong brave boy then had to undergo a operation which has helped with the pressure on his brain.

We cannot even begin to explain how hard this has been for everyone especially his amazing parents Sam and Liv and big brother Louie who have been by his side every step of the way.

Benji is the most beautiful loving strong wee boy, who has been so brave with everything he has gone through so far. He is much loved and we are all hoping for the best.

This is where we need your help, this amazing young family will be going through a lot of hard times in the future and we are trying to gather as many donations as we an to help with any costs and bills that may incur at this heart breaking time.

Thank you for taking the time to read this, every little bit will help!

Much love x

Jess Read's involvement (page creator)

Loving family wanting the best for them.

Use of funds

Any donations will be paid to the parents of Benji and used for any bills rent food and anything else to help take some stress away


Latest update

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Benjis Update   3 April 2021

Posted by: Jess Read

We would like to say on behalf of Benji and his family that they are so heart warmed and overwhelmed by all the support and donations received, everyone has just been amazing and we are feeling so much love from all around, thank you so so much ❤️

This last week Benji has been lucky enough to spend it at home with his family whilst waiting on results for his biopsy.

It’s with great sadness to have to say that On Thursday 1st April Benjis parents received his biopsy results which have come back as non treatable. This means that he is not able to have chemotherapy and he may only have a couple of months left to share with his family ❤️

We have no words to describe how emotional we all are, it is just absolutely devastating.

On Friday the 2nd April Benji celebrated his first birthday ❤️ he had an amazing day around family and got super spoilt! Moments we will all treasure.

I know this is a shock for everyone, but we would really appreciate if you could please respect Benjis parents privacy at this heartbreaking time and refrain from sending them love and regards directly as this is already a overwhelming time.

Thank you so much again everyone for your love and support through all of this, we are forever grateful ❤️

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Dream Trust
Dream Trust 1 day ago
$500
Jenni
Jenni 4 days ago
Love and good wishes to this wee family.
$100
Hayley
Hayley 6 days ago
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Clarissa & Marvel
Clarissa & Marvel on 06 May 2021
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Jackie
Jackie on 05 May 2021
All the best.
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