Project "Sam the Man"

$20,086 donated
Given by 202 generous donors in around 3 months

This is one option to reduce any financial anxiety to Sam and show our support to Tracey and their daughters at he battles AML.


“Mate pukupuku, e kore au e tūohu, tūohu korekore ake nei!”

Ko te whai a te tumuaki he whakahaere i ngā taupeka katoa o te kura, e ringa huti ai, e wae totoro ai, e kikopuku ai te whāinga nui!

Kei taku tumuaki, kei te hoa ngangare i roto i ngā tau, mōu te whakaaronui o te tangata kua uta mai nei!

Sam at the beginning of May was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, or AML, a type of cancer that affects the bone marrow and blood. it is known as acute as the condition can progress rapidly.

Sam's best option is likely to be a bone marrow transplant - this will require Sam to move from Palmerston North to Wellington Hospital and remain in hospital for some months.

Sam Doyle, with his previous sporting experiences (as a Hurricane, Māori All Black etc.) and his profession both as a teacher and more recently Tumuaki of Te Kura-a-iwi o Whakatupuranga Rua Mano has always been a significant contributor to both educational and sporting kaupapa.

About us

The Trust's focus is to provide for the educational development of youth within the ART confederation area.

Use of funds

Funds will assist with providing any necessities for Sam, as well as supporting the immediate whānau with extra costs such as kai, transport and accommodation costs while he battles AML.

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NINE DAYS TO GO !!! - SHARE !! SHARE !! SHARE !!  15 August 2020

Huge appreciation to all that have generously donated to help Sam and his whānau during this challenging journey.

If you can share this page to others - we can give these efforts one final boost.

This is an update from Tracey -

Sam is now settled into Wellington Hospital, he has had a pre-transplant cycle of chemo therapy which took 7 days, The donor stem cells arrived in New Zealand from a young man in Germany and have been transplanted into Sam.

Sam will be in isolation for a number of weeks while the transplant settles as he is very susceptible to infections.

It will be a few months before he will be strong enough to come home to Otaki but is in good spirits, prepared for the tough road ahead and eager to get through this phase in order to return to all the people and things he loves."

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Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 24 Aug 2020
Ka nui te aroha ki a koe e Sam koutou ko Tracey me te whānau xxx
Sutton Family
Sutton Family on 20 Aug 2020
Much love to you Sam, Tracey and family. You are constantly in our thoughts and we know you are in safe hands. Big hugs from the Sutton family.
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 20 Aug 2020
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 20 Aug 2020
Love and best wishes for a speedy recovery,Sam. Also the love and dedication from Tracey and your girls is so wonderful. From Rellies
Toman on 19 Aug 2020
Kia kaha e te whaanau Doyal

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This campaign started on 24 May 2020 and ended on 24 Aug 2020.