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So much to live for!

$3,221 donated
Given by 31 generous donors in 17 days

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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Change of Wallpaper  1 August 2020

Posted by: Barbel (Babs) Roberts-Borchers

Hi friends! I've had a rough week....due to issues with my disability ( leg ,foot,arm) the district nurse advised me to spend more time in my wheelchair. I am very saddened by this, but as I am in true agony with my foot I have no choice.

Then on Thursday, one day before my fundraiser raffle a member of the Takaka public informed me that I was breaking the law by raising money for myself as I am not a registered charity. This info has lost me over $1000. This is so sad as each treatment, every three weeks costs $1500 alone.

I then spent over three hours on my phone cancelling my kind volunteers and making arrangements to return the prizes.

So I really needed a change of wallpaper! We went for a little drive to a local beauty spot, known to everyone as Pupu Springs.

After that ( it was dark already) we had half a pint in one of our favourite pubs, the Mussel Inn. We sat outside by the 🔥 fire.

I'd like you to know I have dusted myself off from the non event of a fundraiser and am moving on in life, albeit in a wheelchair for now.

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Maria 2 days ago
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Guest Donor 4 days ago
Rachel 4 days ago
Barbel (Babs) Roberts-Borchers

Hi Rachel. Thank you so much for your help! Have a great weekend, Babs

Barbel (Babs) Roberts-Borchers
Emily 5 days ago
Gradual donations from my fundraiser to yours! I can only withdraw them every so often :)
Barbel (Babs) Roberts-Borchers

Hi Emily! It's super kind to think of me with such a generous heart. What can I say? Thank you so very much! With love from me, Babs

Barbel (Babs) Roberts-Borchers
Ali 5 days ago
Love to you
Barbel (Babs) Roberts-Borchers

Hey Ali. Thank you ever so much for your generosity! With love, Babs

Barbel (Babs) Roberts-Borchers

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