Please help give Diane the gift of time.
Please, we need your help to pay for unfunded cancer treatment for Diane, who is bravely fighting for more time with her husband and son.Manawatu / Whanganui
Diane Codd is a very much loved Wife, Mother, Daughter, Sister and the Best Friend ever! It was devastating to us all when she was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in December 2018. Especially as she is a healthy, active, non-smoking young 45-year-old with no history of any cancer in her family.
Diane is married to Adam and they have a 14-year-old aspiring basketball star - Ethan (who needs his Mom). They immigrated to New Zealand 10 years ago and settled in the Palmerston North area. The Codd family resides in Ashhurst and is very active in the local community. Diane is a much loved lecturer in the Beauty Therapy School at UCOL.
Due to Diane's healthy, active lifestyle and being a non-smoker, it took a very long time for a shoulder pain complaint to be linked to possible lung cancer. This lengthy delay meant that at the time of diagnosis she was already at stage 4 NSCLC lung cancer. We are very proud of how Diane is fighting this disease with incredible strength, optimism and dignity. It has been heartbreakingly sad to witness how the cancer has spread to her hip and recently brain metastases. She is fighting for her life and as much quality time as she can get with her beloved family.
The Codd family are very grateful for the treatment and excellent care that she has received since diagnosis. Up until now Diane has been able to access funded targeted therapy treatments but unfortunately these have run their course. There are a number of treatment options available, none of which are currently funded by Pharmac. The first treatment that she will be looking to access is a targeted therapy called Osimertinib (Tagrisso) which costs $10,000 per month. This treatment is successfully used all over the world in treating this type of lung cancer and providing progression-free quality of life.
We need your help please to fund this next stage of desperately needed but unfunded treatment. Adam and Diane are both working full time and are under a lot of pressure to find the means for this treatment. Your generosity will be appreciated more than words could ever say.
The funds will go towards paying for this and any future unfunded treatments needed.
Brenda Wormgoor's involvement (page creator)
Diane, Adam and Ethan are our very dear friends, who are facing a devastating illness. They do so much for others and now need help that we all wish we would never need.
Use of funds
The funds will be used for unfunded targeted therapy cancer treatment called Osimertinib (Tagrisso) which costs $10,000 per month and any surplus funds will go towards financial support for the family should Diane no longer be able to work.
It has been just over a week since we created this page for Diane. We never expected to reach nearly two months worth of funds within this short period of time. Your generosity, kindness, words of compassion, well wishes, prayers and support have been heartwarming, touching and humbling.
I came across this Maori saying this week that sums up how we feel:
E hara taku toa
i te toa takitahi,
he toa takitini.
My strength is not
as an individual,
but as a collective.
Much love to you and yours.
Thank you for your wonderful donation and support that means more than words can say to Diane and her family.
Thank you so much for your encouragement, support and wonderful donation that means so much to Diane, Adam and Ethan.
Thank you so much for your compassion, well wishes and your wonderful donation. Your support is a great source of strength for Diane, Adam and Ethan.
Thank you so much for your love, thoughts, and donation that means so much to Diane and her family.
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This page was created on 10 Aug 2019 and closes on 10 Aug 2020.