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Rob's fight against Stage IV colorectal cancer

Closed Cause page created in the Health category by Sarah Gullery for "Rob Gullery"

$10,820 donated
Given by 80 generous donors in one year

Help Rob with his fight against colorectal cancer as well as keeping our family whole and our lives cancer free

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06/07/2019. This is the date that our family got thrown a curve ball in life. This

is the date that the head of our house hold, my husband and the father of 2

daughters and our 3 sons was diagnosed with bowel cancer- The second highest

cause of cancer death in New Zealand. And then we were told he had Stage 4

terminal disease. It had started in his bowel and moved to his liver….. All

without any signs or symptoms…. Rob is only 54 and our 3 sons are 9, 16 and


Our family has been rocked to the core and the last almost 3 months has been a

rollercoaster of emergency surgery, tests, biopsies, injections, appointments,

blood tests, scans, medical interventions, chemotherapy, ED visits and the list

goes on!

Rob’s oncologist has ordered an intensive fortnightly Chemotherapy regime

which commenced on the 23/07/2019. Even though treatment and it’s side

effects are not fun (to say the least!), Rob is taking it all in his stride and making

us so very proud! His second scan recently has shown promising results and we

are all so happy! His oncologist has asked we consider adding another drug to

work along side his chemo. Cetuximab is a medicine that interferes with the

growth and spread of the cancer cells in Rob’s body and we would dearly love

him to receive this…. Unfortunately, this drug is only funded for head and neck

cancer in New Zealand and not colorectal cancer. The initial cost of this is

approximately $37 000. After this, if further treatment is deemed to be

beneficial, appointments will be approximately $2000. Unfortunately, this is not

something that we can afford and is therefore, the reason for our Givealittle

page with an open goal. Our hope, if Rob is able to access this drug, is not only

that it gives us more quality time together as a family, but also contributes to

our over all goal of remission and a cancer free life. In addition to drug therapy

to fight this, we are also looking into and using supplements, nutrition and

lifestyle changes to further improve Rob’s chances of fighting this.

Sarah Gullery's involvement (page creator)

I am Rob's wife and would do anything to have him by my side and making memories with his children whom he adores

Use of funds

All money raised will be used for the costs of unfunded drugs and supplements needed to give Rob the best chance at survival

Latest donations

madeline on 16 Feb 2020
Mills family
Mills family on 11 Dec 2019
Paula on 27 Nov 2019
Thinking of you Mate! Hang in there :-)
Claire on 14 Nov 2019
Annabella on 01 Nov 2019
I am a cancer researcher working on colorectal cancer. Sending a lot of love.

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Sarah Gullery's avatar
Created by, and paying to a verified bank account of, Sarah Gullery on behalf of Rob Gullery

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This page was created on 25 Sep 2019 and closed on 25 Sep 2020.
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