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

$32,225 donated
Given by 262 generous donors in 4 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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Thank you 🤩 x  16 May 2024

Thank you so much to each and every person who has continued to donate to the page to help the Petrie Family, they are so appreciative of how willing people are to help them through Nic’s treatment.

On Monday, Nic had spoken about getting family photos, prior to her treatment. I offered to organise someone, and we also talked about getting her hair and makeup done, as a treat.

A few years ago, I had seen photos from a wedding, I thought were amazing, so with this in mind I sent an email to Sinead of Sinead McGirven Photography, asking if she had any time available before the 20th May.

At the same time, I reached out to Koren of KP Bridal Hair. I had seen photos, of how talented she was too!

I was amazed when they both messaged back, saying they would love to help Nic, and neither of these lovely humans expected payment. I was blown away. Koren, and Sinead didn’t know Nic but, both were willing to go out of their way to help her.

A big thank you too, to Kirsten at Amplified Costemica, who booked Nic and her mum in straight away, even though Kirsten had staff away, and was starting her Maternity Leave. She was amazing, and offered a space for Koren to work also.

A big shout out for today to Koren, Kirsten and Sinead for being such generous, kind humans.

Thank you.

Nicky Clouston

Sinead McGirven Photgraphy - FB

KP Bridal Hair - FB

Amplified Cosmetica Makeup Artist and Beauty Studio - FB Link

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