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Stevie's brain tumour battle

Closed Cause page created in the Kiwi Kids category by Sarah McCathie` for "Stevie Whittaker and Family"

$16,178 donated
Given by 317 generous donors in 10 weeks

We here at Stevies kindergarten are hoping to help the Whittakers out by raising funds to tautoko/support them on this tough journey.

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Our special friend Stevie Whittaker is currently fighting a very tough battle.

Stevie, who is 4.5yrs old, was diagnosed with a brain tumour on monday 13th of August and has already undergone surgery to drain fluid from a cyst that was growing on the front of her brain. The tumour is attached to her pituitary gland and Doctors have said that it is in the most difficult spot for them to remove.

Stevie's whanau haven't had an easy run over the last few years - her Dad Tui has been battling Thyroid cancer, and Stevie's sister Taya has Down syndrome. This devastating news is the last thing the Whittakers needed.

Sarah McCathie`'s involvement (page creator)

I manage the kindergarten that Stevie attends.

Use of funds

The money raised will be used to help ease the load over the next wee while for the Whittakers.

Things such as petrol costs, meals, accomodation bills, medication to name a few. The whanau are extremely grateful for any help.

Latest update

Post surgery update  16 September 2018

Posted by: Sarah McCathie`

The following is an update from Stevies Mum Tamarah after her surgery last tuesday:

Stevie is doing really well! She has spent a lot of time resting and recovering. Her face and head are very swollen and bruised, she is pretty unrecognisable actually. she can’t open her right eye it is swollen shut but she handles it all So well I’m so proud of her amazing attitude!!

She has moved her fingers and toes and looked me in the eye, she has spoken a few words to tell us where it hurts. She’s doing well 🙂

She is in the absolute best care with such a skilled surgeon and caring nurses, we are very great full to the amazing team and starship!

MRI shows a great result from surgery! The team will gather on Friday and come up with a plan for how they tackle the remaining of the tumour but I don’t think it will be anything soon. From what I gather she is in a good place to just recover from these two surgery’s and time is on our side now 🙂

As for her hormones, those are going to need some special care and attention and the next few weeks will be spent figuring out what she needs and what dosages to replace what has been effected.

She’s a trooper that’s for sure! X

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Created by Sarah McCathie`
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Paying to a verified bank account of Tamarah Whittaker on behalf of Stevie Whittaker and Family

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