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Rachel's Treatment for Stage 4 Breast Cancer

Cause page created in the Health category by Lucy Hickman for Rachel Brader

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To raise funds to purchase drugs to prolong the life of my sister.

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Hi there

In July 2018, my sister Rachel was diagnosed with breast cancer. After undergoing surgery in August 2018 it was confirmed in September 2018 as stage 4. This means that while there are a number of different treatments available, it is currently not curable and Rachel will be on drugs for the rest of her life.

Some of these drugs such as Ibrance-Palbociblib, a CDK4/6 inhibitor that stops the growth of cancer for a period of time, are very expensive. These currently cost $285 a pill which equates to $6,000 per month. Insurance has declined her claim to fund part of this as they are not administered in a hospital rather in a pill at home. There is a funding assistance program from Pfizer so Rachel ‘only’ has to pay the first $66,000....

At the insistence of family and friends, we have set up this Give a Little page to raise funds for the purchase of Ibrance. On behalf of our family, our heartfelt thanks for taking the time to read this page and for anybody able to contribute towards the cost of drugs that will prolong Rachel's life, enabling her to spend more time with family and friends and especially with her two children Ivy and Clark.

Thanks - from her sisters Lucy, Kate, Wendy and Joanne and her parents Robyn and Geoff xx

Use of funds:

The money will be spent to purchase Ibrance and associated medical costs.

Page created by:

Lucy Hickman


I am her sister and want to help out to ease the financial burden of metastatic breast cancer.

All funds raised benefit:

Rachel Brader


Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Rachel Brader.
“love the choc cake mmmmmmmmm. all the best regards warren”
“Our thoughts are with you and your family. Stay strong.”
“Get better soon :-)”
“Thinking of you...”
“Kia kaha Rachel, family and friends.”
“I am just deeply sorry for what you are going through Rach and family. It is so easy to get buried down with a busy life, and I’m not always the best at keeping in touch. Please know that I am thinking of you and your incredible family. Also know that if you ever needed us for anything that we are only a phone call, txt etc.. away. Kia Kaha beautiful lady. Shona , Dave and Team George x x x”
“With love”
“Really sorry that you have to go through this Rachel. Thinking of you & wishing you all the very best with your treatment. XXX”
“In lieu of leaving gift from KPMG Hamilton.”
“Best wishes”
  • $35,550.20 donated
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