Raising funds for Sophia and her beautiful whanau.
Supporting Sophia through every way possible in fighting this unfathomable battle against terminal cancer.Auckland
Sophia is one of the most beautiful people I know, both inside and out. She tragically lost her beautiful angel Valentina Grace in November 2014 in a tragic accident at only three years old. She and her husband Cam were blessed with another beautiful daughter Augustina Gabrielle Rose in 2016 who is due to start school in the New Year.
Unfortunately, she has recently been dealt another devastating life blow, when in September she was diagnosed with an extremely rare and advanced, high grade tumour in her stomach that sadly has a low chance of being cured. She has been undergoing chemotherapy for the last two months coping with the terrible side effects in an attempt to shrink the tumour, so myself, along with all of her friends have been trying to find a way to make her life even that little bit more manageable.
After four rounds of chemo, the worry is the chemo will no longer be effective, so in an attempt to remove part of the tumour, Sophia is due to undergo major life changing surgery just before Christmas which includes removing part of her bowel with the hopes that this will prolong her life. Following the surgery, she will then be at home for a significant period recuperating.
The easiest thing we can all do for Sophia and her family is to help contribute to the huge, ongoing costs of living with cancer and any remaining time she may have. Money is a stress that is not necessary when there is enough to worry about already. Unfortunately, the costs associated with Cancer can mount up and include emotional support; integrative doctors; nutritional supplements; alternative health treatments, and many other factors such as loss of income.
Any financial support makes a difference and Sophia has been overwhelmed by the community outpouring of love and support so far. Please help support this beautiful family through another life changing battle by easing some of the financial burden of cancer.
Please give generously and share near and far to help this lovely lady with a donation no matter large or small.
Monies raised will go towards the daily operation of life for her and her family, any alternative natural health treatments as well as potential offshore treatment.
Thank you all so much for your ongoing love and support of this beautiful family XXXX
Use of funds
Monies raised will go towards the daily operation of life for her and her family in the time she has left, providing for her daughter's future and security as well as being able to travel in between chemo treatments when possible to create memories with her family for her daughter to cherish when she has gone. In addition, Sophia would love to start ticking things off her bucket list, as unfortunately the cancer is still terminal. Immunotherapy will hopefully just buy her more time.
Please visit the Facebook Group that has been created to further raise funds..... https://www.facebook.com/groups/fundraiseforsophia
JULIE WILKES' involvement (page creator)
I am a just friend who would like to try to help a friend and her whanau get through yet another tough time.
Use of funds
Monies raised will go towards the daily operation of life for her and her family as well as potential offshore treatment.
Latest update from Sophia....
“Just got some amazing news from my oncologist today who had applied for funding on my behalf for an immunotherapy drug that is similar to Keytruda but from another pharmaceutical company and we just found out it has been approved!!!
I was not expecting this news given my cancer is so rare but I am just ecstatic and so happy to finally have some good news.”
We are so, so grateful to everyone for your incredibly generous donations and we will continue to raise funds to help support Sophia & her family through her day to day life and the possibility of other cancer treatments in the future. Also, unfortunately given her diagnosis is terminal, we would also love for Sophia to be able to use some of the funds to help tick off her bucket list & create more memories with Cam & Augustina and of course help provide for Augustina’s future. Julie x
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This page was created on 9 Sep 2020 and closes on 23 May 2021.