Please help me see my dad one last time 💚

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Please help me get to my father in time to be with him one last time..


My name is mary-Ann I live in Auckland New Zealand, I moved here a year and a half ago from Australia with my partner who fell sick in Australia and had to move home. Since moving here I care for my partner and I also work. Due to covid I am unable to work.

After moving to new Zealand my father in Australia was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer on November 2020, since then he has gone through months of chemo and doing everything he can to fight for his life to be around for us kids and his many grandchildren.

About a month ago we got the news that the chemo was not working and the cancer has spread to his organs. My father has less then a month left with us and I'm over here in New Zealand feeling so helpless.

I am the only girl and the youngest of 6 children. I'm so close with my dad, we talk everyday and it breaks our hearts knowing I can't be there with him.

As of yesterday the 12th of September I have been approved to travel into western Australia from new Zealand providing I go into quarantine.

Although this is all good news, with me being out of work means funds are very low. I have been selling my hobby projects to raise funds for my flights as well as quarantine costs and also the cost of my father's funeral when the time comes. I plan on being with my father until he takes his last breath and I need alittle help to achieve this for my father.

Please if there is anyone that can help me get to my dad? Everything like, share or donation helps me that little bit closer to being with my dad.

We have all medical and supporting documents regarding my fathers conditions and my need for travel.

All funds raised goes towards flights, quarantine and funeral costs.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read our story, we appreciate all the support we can get.

Maryann Pengilly's involvement (page creator)

These funds are being raised for me to be by my father's side during his final days And to prepare to put him to rest. This is so important to me as he means the world to me and my family and we want to make this journey as easy as possible for dad.

Use of funds

All funds raised goes towards my flights, quarantine and dads funeral expenses.

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Latest update

One step closer to seeing dad  27 September 2021

It's been a rough week trying to arrange everything and after my flight was cancelled and no available quarantine, an additional cost of $250 for a covid travel test, My flight is finally booked for the 3rd of October and I will be in quarantine until around the 17th of October. I will be going straight to dad. I'm still trying to raise funds for quarantine cost and cost for the funeral. As I am going over there with very little money due to not being able to o work during lockdown, even level 3. Taking things one day at a time. Dads very tierd and weak. He's not very mobile now and is now being provided palitive care at home in Australia to keep him as comfortable as possible. He's doing everything he can to hold on until I arrive! He's looking forward to me cooking for him more than anything. Not long to go now dad xx

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Cherie on 24 Sep 2021
All the best Mary Ann xoxo
FraN on 21 Sep 2021
All the best, hope all goes well for you n family 👪❤ LORD BLESS
Frankie on 21 Sep 2021
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Guest Donor on 21 Sep 2021
Wishing you all the best
Joel on 16 Sep 2021
Aroha mai Pengilly whanau. It's such difficult times we all face in the wake of covid-19, and it is harder for families in this kind of situation. Here is a little donation towards your well deserved cause. Hope this reaches your whanau in tine for you guys to make it to farewell your beloved father. Awhi mai ko whanau Pengilly.

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