Raising funds for Sophia and her beautiful whanau.

$143,490 of $180,000 goal
Given by 1917 generous donors in one year

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.

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Event coming up!  16 August 2021

Posted by: JULIE WILKES

Hey all - extending the Givealittle page as we are still trying to hit our target!

I wanted to come on and say thank you all again so much for your generous donations so far.

Right now we are planning a fundraising event which will be held at The Delicious Bistro, here in Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland on September 10th. (Ticketing details to be confirmed shortly!)

If you know anyone who may be able to donate an auctionable item for our high ticket auction I would LOVE to hear from you.

Whether it be something tangible or a voicemail from an AB or a Hollywood Star we would be SO grateful.

Please email me at julie@nrf2forlife.com

Thank you all again SO much 💜

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Latest donations

Jenny
Jenny 18 hours ago
Wishing you the best possible result -
$100
Sarah
Sarah 4 days ago
$50
Amber
Amber 6 days ago
I read your story in Woman's Day. What a beautiful and brave family. Sending virtual hugs, energy and healing. Hope this goes some tiny way to helping.
$20
Kerri
Kerri on 17 Sep 2021
$20
Meghan
Meghan on 17 Sep 2021
Sending you lots of love and best wishes from Repertoire xox
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