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Support a Mother's final wish

Closed Cause page created in the Health category by Nicola Matenga for "Our Mum, Nan, Sister, Aunty Jo Matenga"

  • $5,523.00 donated
  • 97 generous donors

Support a Mother's final wish to have one final holiday with her children and grandchildren

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Jo is a fighter

In 2012 she was diagnosed with Breast Cancer, which spread to her arm. We counted our blessings and she beat that cancer and as a family we were so grateful. We celebrated Jo's desire to live life to the fullest was fanned in to flame.

Come Feb 2017 Jo had to hear for the 2nd time in her life, that she was diagnosed with cancer, but this time in her abdomen and unfortunately it was the news we didn't want to hear, that it was terminal.

Just over a year now and her cancer has spread, grown and multiplied to the point where it is causing a bowel obstruction and causing disfunction in her digestive track. She had life threating surgery and we are just thankful she made it out alive. 2 weeks later after surgery the family have now been advised that she only has weeks to live. This is heartbreaking for the family and at this point of time we are trying to be strong, support her and her 2 kids and grandkids.

Jo's desire to live life to the fullest is still burning bright and has wished to have one final holiday with her children and grandchildren. We want to make this happen.

Use of Funds:

The funds will be used for Jo, her 2 kids and their partners and her 3 grandkids to go on a little holiday to Auckland. It will pay for flights, accommodation, rental car and attractions e.g. Rainbows end, Kelly Tarlton.

Page created by:

Nicola Matenga


The Matenga whanau would like to raise funds for Mother, Nan, Sister, Aunty Jo. She only has limited time left with the family (weeks) and she would love to go on a little holiday with her kids and grandkids before her time comes. So we would love to do this for her.

All funds raised benefit:

Our Mum, Nan, Sister, Aunty Jo Matenga

Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Nicola Matenga on behalf of Our Mum, Nan, Sister, Aunty Jo Matenga.

“best wishes family”
“Hope you have a great trip Jo!”
“All the best during this time. I know she'll make it for your holiday. Such a great idea and great cause. Treasure it all whilst you can my heart goes out to you guys.”
“We love you guys and pray you will all be blessed by this time together. We are praying for you all during this time.”
“Sending my love and kind thoughts via Sievers Grove, Porirua. I hope you all have an awesome holiday and take lots of photos to remember her by. Keep that beautiful smile Jo xox”
“Much love to you and the family Bro!”
“Praying abundant blessings full of laughter love and peace”
“Much love to your whole family, Nate & Chelina”
“Sad to hear Jo the one person who treated me with nothing but love who cared for me wen I had no one who helped me grow to being the loving person I am today. Your one strong woman I know and ur love for me throughout my life I will hold onto for the rest of mine. I know you will make the most of your time the best with your babies and mokos. Have a mean holiday Love u always Jo xx kia kaha my nieces and nefews mokos and the matenga whanau sending you all our love xx”
“Love you and your family!!”
  • $5,523.00 donated
  • 97 generous donors

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This cause page was created on 12 Jun 2018 and closed at 17:01 NZST (UTC +12:00) on 17 Jun 2018.

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