Please help Gaye have more time
Gaye desperately needs the Herceptin drug. Gaye is not covered by Pharmac as she does not have Breast Cancer, give us more time with her.Manawatu / Whanganui
Our beloved Gaye, the life and soul of the party. The strongest and bravest woman I know and the family's GLUE. She needs our help to stay around as long as possible.
Please help us fund the Herceptin drug as she is not covered by Pharmac.
In 2016, Gaye had Endometrial Serous Carcinoma and every one believed that she was a ‘survivor’ however in June this year (4 years just about to the date of her operation) after a chest x-ray the cancer has metastasized and she has 3 small tumors on her left lung and it is also in her lymph nodes in her chest/neck area.
Gaye, who is a young 62 year old, was looking forward to an active retirement - is currently going through chemo and hopefully this treatment will shrink the tumors, but it won't cure her prognosis.
Gaye has tested positive for the HER 2 gene, if you have this gene - the drug Herceptin (which is used for breast cancer treatment, only breast cancer patients are fully funded by Pharmac) has been proven to help cancer sufferers of Endometrial Serous Carcinoma as it does for breast cancer.
Herceptin is known to inhibit the cancer cells from splitting and will give Gaye some extra time with her loved ones.
Herceptin is not funded for cancer patients with Endometrial Serous Carcinoma (only breast cancer patients), Gaye has funded her first treatment at $9,815 + has funded her second treatment at $7,819.
But the savings account is going to run out and Gaye needs this drug every 3 weeks at an ongoing cost of $7,819.
That's a ball park figure needed of around $135k (more or less - 12 months worth of treatment)
Herceptin will help Gaye have more time with her partner Nigel, 3 daughters (Renee, Hannah and Roxanne) all the grandies and extended family and friends. Help us keep this beautiful soul around to spend quality time with her loved ones. We are so grateful for all the support and love we have already received and we hope with this crowd funding - we can make Gaye's time on earth something all of us can remember and hold close to our hearts. xx
Group photo taken at the Marine Parade Viewing Platform in Napier, when Gaye just found out her diagnosis in June 2020.
Lobbying to Government: The family is lobbying to the Health Minister via a local MP to help all those with the positive HER 2 gene the access to Herceptin (fully funded) not just breast cancer patients. We want to make a difference to other people's lives not just our own.
Aroha Mai - Aroha Atu
"Love received, Love returned"
Roxy Tricklebank's involvement (page creator)
I am Gaye's youngest daughter and I am setting this page up on behalf of my mum, Nigel, my sisters and extended family and friends who want to support mum and give her more time. xxx love ya mumma xxxx
Use of funds
To fund the drug Herceptin and any related costs to give Gaye more time with her family and friends. We want our partner, mum, grandmother, sister and friend here as long as possible - we need this time.
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This page was created on 21 Sep 2020 and closes on 21 Sep 2021.