Please help Nicola Petrie and her family x *BRAF Gene Mutation* 💔

$52,142 donated
Given by 458 generous donors in 11 weeks

Histology revealed a BRAF gene mutation. Resulting in a specific need for unfunded drugs - $70k - Cetuximab/Encorafenib 💔

Dunedin, Otago

On Monday the 22nd April 2024, Nicola and her family were given the shocking news, she had Bowel Cancer, that had spread to her liver. Within four hours, Nic, underwent surgery for five hours to remove the tumour in her bowel. Nic is currently recovering from this massive surgery.

Nic is 42 years old, with 3 young girls. They are 12, 8, and 4 years old. This has come as a huge shock, as she had very few symptoms. As we can all imagine, the next few days and months will be challenging. Andrew has written, "We don't know what the future holds for our family as yet. The next weeks are going to be long and challenging".

Funds will be allocated towards providing access to private health care (An initial consultation with a specialist at Mercy Hospital, an MRI, and any additional tests, and appointments required). Also access to complementary therapies (Massage, reiki, reflexology, integrated health, special dietary requirements, complementary treatments), and to pay any essential bills for their home.

If funds are required to go towards an unfunded treatments/drugs then we will update donors to let them know.

Our aim would be to raise funds to ease the financial pressure. And, to help the family with some things for Nic's direct benefit around the home.

Unfortunately, Nic did not have medical insurance.

Nic is one of life’s gems, she is a beautiful person, with the kindest heart. She is always so supportive and caring of others. Now is our chance to help her and her young family.

Nicky Clouston's involvement (page creator)

Nic is a dear friend of 27 years. We went to high school together.

Use of funds

The funds will be allocated towards providing access to private health care (initial consultation, MRI, any additional tests, and appointments required).

Also access to complementary therapies (such as massage, reiki, reflexology) and integrated health options to ease the burden of treatment, and to pay any essential bills for their home to support Nic.

As per the page update from 14/05/2024, funds will go towards the unfunded treatment Cetuximab Encorafenib

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Update and NZ Herald Article x   30 May 2024

Hi there,

This week Nic and Andrew were interview for an article for the NZ Herald. Nic bravely shared her story with the goal of raising awareness of how symptoms of Bowel Cancer can be disregarded as something else, in NZ’ers in their 40’s.

Nic started Chemotherapy last week, and has been working hard to get outside for a couple of walks. X

Thank you again for your support and kindness. X

Thank you

Nicky Clouston

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/bowel-cancer-dunedin-mother-of-threes-shock-diagnosis-at-age-42/K6BX5HDMCZF6XLYMV67QYXY6BM/

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This campaign started on 26 Apr 2024 and ends on 26 Apr 2025.