Sloan family’s brain tumour journey

$22,532 donated
Given by 269 generous donors in one year

Andrew has a tumour which occupies a large section of his brain. All money raised will support Andrew, his wife and three boys.


Andrew Sloan, an avid sportsman, fell off his bike in November last year. During his recovery, a Wanaka specialist organised a MRI scan for him. This scan, in February, uncovered something Andrew and his wife Cherie hadn’t expected - an aggressive cancerous brain tumour. This tumour occupies a large section of Andrew’s brain and the journey ahead for their family looks unclear. There will be surgeries and follow through chemotherapy and radiation. Andrew is a Year 8 teacher at Mount Aspiring College in Wanaka, and he, wife Cherie and their three ‘monkeys’ Oscar, Charlie and Harry have had to move back to Dunedin indefinitely. Any funds raised will support them whilst they live their uncertain journey.

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Andrew is a colleague and all-round-good-guy

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Every day living costs. Being away from home, as well as still having to pay a mortgage and rates can be financially ruining.

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Latest update

Results from Andrew’s brain surgery   29 March 2018


Andrew has now been diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer. Soon he will begin six weeks of radiation and chemotherapy. Once this is complete, he will wait three months until he has another scan. The path ahead will be determined based upon the results from this.

Andrew and Cherie wish to express their thanks and gratitude for everyone’s generosity and support. They are both ready for the fight ahead.

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Latest donations

Paul Odlin
Paul Odlin on 05 Dec 2018
Hi Andrew and Cherie All the best! Lots of love From the Odlins
Ollie & Anna Yeoman & boys
Ollie & Anna Yeoman & boys on 01 Aug 2018
Dear Sloans. Thinking of you guys and hoping the treatment is going as good as possible and doing its work! Many prayers with you. Arohanui, the Yeoman whanau
Celroy & Sandy Mascarenhas
Celroy & Sandy Mascarenhas on 15 Jul 2018
May God bless you and heal you. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Judy Illingworth
Judy Illingworth on 01 Jul 2018
My very best wishes to you Andrew & Cherie & boys. I know you can beat this problem. Your a fighter - stay strong. Luv Judy
Nyhof on 13 Jun 2018
Every little bit helps 😊😘

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