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So much to live for!

$4,227 donated
Given by 39 generous donors in around 4 months

I am fundraising for my continued treatment to fight terminal cancer.

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  Nelson / Tasman

Hello! My name is Babs and I am married to Mark. I have 4 children and nearly 8 grandchildren. In March 2019 I was diagnosed with terminal stage 4 cancer of the esophagus with metastases to my liver and lymph nodes. I was given four months to live. I was a suitable candidate for a drug called Herceptin which is widely used and funded in New Zealand but NOT for people with my type of cancer. I was advised to fund raise to make this happen.

I needed around $70,000 and raised over half. I cashed in my Kiwisaver account and family all over the globe have fundraised for me. You can see my previous page here:

Despite two brain tumors this year, surgery and radiation in Christchurch, I am still alive and receiving ongoing treatment as it is still working. My oncologist says this is remarkable!

I am also receiving complimentary treatments such as IV vitamin C and a range of reputable supplements.

THIS REGIME needs to continue and I am still paying for Herceptin every three weeks.

I need to fundraise on an ongoing basis for my treatment, as my life depends on it. I really want to continue living and see my children, grandchildren, parents and brothers in Europe and Australia again.

I depend on your generosity and compassion to make this happen.

With thanks and love, Babs

Use of funds

The funds will be used to pay for Herceptin infusions, prescription medicine, supplements and IV vitamin C.

Latest update

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THANK YOU 💖  21 September 2020

Posted by: Barbel (Babs) Roberts-Borchers

Over the last two months your generosity has raised a nice sum of money. One treatment every three weeks costs me $1500.

I'm continuing to respond to the treatment and enjoying life.

I am also taking heaps of medication and supplements.

So much to live for!

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Latest donations

Gaby on 10 Oct 2020
Christopher on 28 Sep 2020
Helmut on 18 Sep 2020
Gaby on 13 Sep 2020
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Mira & Chris on 07 Sep 2020

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