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Sam Gilmour - making life count

Closed Cause page created in the Health category by Sara Zwart for Samantha Gilmour

  • $25,357.00 donated
  • 210 generous donors

Sam has recently been diagnosed with Stage 4 glioblastoma (terminal brain tumours). We would like to help her make every day count.

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In Need Bucket List Cancer

Sam has helped so many people during her life, as a friend, family member and in her capacity as an Occupational Therapist. This is now her time in need and she would love your support. Whether you've shared a dance floor with this gorgeous lady, or your recovery was aided by her skills as an OT, Sam would love to know you are out there and have her back.

Sam and her gorgeous partner Niels are currently reeling from this tragic diagnosis. Sam has already undertaken significant neurosurgery to remove one tumour. She is yet to meet with her oncologists to discuss next steps for slowing the remaining inoperable tumours. Through all this they are being inconceivably brave and are 'planning to stuff as much awesome into every hour of everyday' (Sam's words). Let's help them do that - and show them our love while we are at it!

Use of Funds:

Funds will assist Sam and Niels make life as stress-free, comfortable and full of joy and as possible for the remaining time they have together. This includes both the mundane practicality of bills but also some specific projects such as:

1. Completing their extension

2. Having a kick arse trip to Bali for Niels' 40th

3. Covering lots of time off so Niels can support Sam as much as she needs during this time

4. Having a 'mighty celebration of some sort' (Sam's words)

Page created by:

Sara Zwart


As a close friend of Sam and Niels - I have created this page with their blessing. I saw this as an avenue for an outpouring of both love and practical support for Sam and Niels.

All funds raised benefit:

Samantha Gilmour


Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Samantha Gilmour.

  • $25,357.00 donated
  • 210 generous donors

$25,357 donated

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This cause page was created on 24 Jun 2017 and closed at 22:59 NZST (UTC +12:00) on 30 Jun 2018.

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