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Please help give Melissa the precious gift of time.

Closed Cause page created in the Health category by Tammy Hickson for Hayden Sargent

$16,832 donated

Given by 182 generous donors in around 6 months


Melissa (40) has inoperable pancreatic cancer, Treatment will give her more precious time with her husband and 4 children.

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Pancreatic cancer at just 40, A wife and a Mum to 4 children 13 and under. This is the every day life of my beautiful Sister in law Melissa. In May Melissa was feeling unwell, Her skin became yellow and she was taken to hospital. Over the next few weeks, alot of tests, awful procedures and scans later her world was turned upside down by a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.

Melissa has been undergoing 3 different types of Chemotherapy for the past 4 months in a bid to shrink the tumor in the hopes of surgery. Heartbreakingly the last scan showed no decrease in the growth and a shadow around the pancreas, This means it is now inoperable. Chemotherapy, The Vitamin C infusions and complimentary therapies that Melissa has been having are her last chance at more precious time with family.

The Vitamin C infusions help offset some of the horrendous chemotherapy side effects and also help with Melissa's quality of life at this time. They are also believed to slow the growth of the tumor and the spread of the cancer cells and also help treat infection.

These infusions and other complimentary therapies are not currently funded in N.Z for Cancer and Terminally ill patients and each high dose infusion costs $220. Melissa would require as many infusions as possible per week for her to experience the benefits and give her the best chance of having as much quality time with family as possible.

Please help us keep this beautiful soul here with her family where she belongs for as long as possible. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, From our family to yours.

Tammy Hickson's involvement (page creator)

Melissa is my beautiful Sister in Law, Married to my eldest brother, Hayden and Mother to their 4 children.

Use of funds

The funds will be used to pay for Vitamin C infusions and complimentary therapies which are not currently funded in N.Z for cancer and terminally ill patients. Also the regular travel out of the district that Melissa has to do for these treatments.

Latest update

A thank you from Melissa 💜  2 April 2020

Posted by: Tammy Hickson

Thankyou once again to each and every one of the wonderful people who have donated. I continue to be humbled by and grateful for your support and cannot thank you all enough. Wherever you are in the world, please know I am sending you my very best wishes at this uncertain time. Stay safe and keep well x

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  • Samila

    Samila on 12 May 2020




  • Samila

    Samila on 06 May 2020


    Thinking of you


  • Private Donor

    Private Donor on 28 Apr 2020




  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 23 Apr 2020


    a little thought from ova da fence.


  • Maxine

    Maxine on 23 Apr 2020



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This page was created on 27 Nov 2019 and closed on 13 May 2020.
$16,832 donated

Given by 182 generous donors in around 6 months

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