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We need YOU! Cancer is messing with our MUCH LOVED DESRAE

Cause page created in the Health category by Glenda Tuaine for Desrae Ngatai

$66,212 of $80,000 goal

Given by 205 generous donors in around 8 months

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Seeking your support to fund her treatment for ovarian cancer!

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Here is Desrae's story in her own words:

"I knew something was afoot when I didn’t feel like a tipple while at a friend’s BBQ over the Labour Day long weekend (Oct 2016) and my stomach started becoming bloated.

Following an ultrasound and further testing, I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer stage 3C. In December, I started nine rounds of chemotherapy (Paclitaxel and Carboplatin) with “interval debulking surgery”, in between.

Think - nuke, shrink, remove as much of the tumour as possible, then nuke again to be sure you get as much of the bugger as you can!!!

To support my healing, I took bold steps as I did not want this thing to take over the essential me. So I overhauled my life and diet to saint-like qualities- no sugar, alcohol or coffee and eating predominantly organic, plant-based food, regular exercise and lots of sleep.

By June 2017, I’d earned my chemo stripes as it were. All of the people who live with cancer know what I am talking about, sadly the stripes we all wish we didn't have. I welcomed a break from it all knowing that the tumour had responded well to treatment and had reduced considerably. I celebrated by completing the Kāpiti Women’s Triathlon…..I know get me!, but I wanted to celebrate living.

From then on my life has been one of being monitored regularly by the medical profession, but in June 2018 my cancer recurred. Soon after, I started another six rounds of chemotherapy (Gemcitabine and Carboplatin this time, for a bit of variety!). Last month, I was told that the chemotherapy hadn’t worked and that my last funded option for treatment is taking Etoposide (tablet form of chemotherapy) and intravenous Paclitaxel.

SO, as you can all imagine I am gutted but I am a fighter with a strong conviction that my health situation does not fit the “one size fits all” standard protocol offered by our health system.

I would appreciate some financial support to pay for my monthly treatments. As my illness is deemed “incurable” by the system, I would like to complement my conventional treatment, which I have to pay for, with metabolic and natural therapies."

Glenda Tuaine's involvement (page creator)

Desrae is one of my closest friends, she is like a sister me and I am committed to helping her Chris and Nikaia, raise money for her treatments against that dam Cancer!

Use of funds

The Funds will go towards prescribed drugs, supplements, and a specialised blood test which screens the efficacy of different chemotherapy agents and natural substances (so I can get the right sort), as well as intravenous vitamin C and ozone therapies.

Latest update

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2020 and new beginnings   31 December 2019

Kia orana everyone - as we see 2019 out and 2020 in thank you, thank you for being amazing humans that care. I truly feel overwhelmed at how this page has opened up pathways for people to connect with Des Chris and Nikaia and to help them confront the nightmare that is cancer head on. How your support has enabled them to convert the desperate feelings in to positive approaches that saw Des take really brave moves in setting her treatment plan to include holistic treatments along with conventional ones. Des Chris and Nikaia are brave. Des has returned from the Qigong retreat in China with new outlooks and perspectives. In the time she was away Chris being the legend builder that he is constructed a small meditation hut for her in their back lawn made with materials that a dear friend of his gave him before he passed away with Cancer; making the build and the meaning of the build incredibly emotional and heartfelt for Chris. As my beautiful friends move into 2020 they still need us - they will always need us and we them. So drawing this year and update to a close and being very philosophical I leave you with a beautiful pic of what love can build. Please do pass this on we still have a goal to reach and I know we can get their. Thanks - much love and blessings to you all

Des, Chris and Nikaia have had a tough year but through your help love and support have been able to breath a little. xxx

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Latest donations

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 13 Jan 2020


    Be healed by the Power of Jesus


  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 10 Jan 2020


    Kia Ora Desrae, All the best, you deserve it. Such a treasure. Blessings of qigong.


  • Elise

    Elise on 06 Jan 2020


    Nga mihi o te tau hau whanau, many blessings and much love.


  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 06 Jan 2020


    With aroha


  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 29 Dec 2019


    May God heal you and be your portion


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This page was created on 29 May 2019 and closes on 22 May 2020.
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