Support for Mason's family

$12,791 of $13,000 goal
Given by 160 generous donors in 4 weeks

Fundraising for Mason's family so they don't lose their family home due to 6 years of Mason's ongoing treatment

Taranaki

Hi Team, we have the largest fundraiser ever but my heart just goes out to this beautiful Whangamata Child Cancer family as they stand to lose their family home of 15 years due to the financial strain over the last 6 years of ongoing treatment.

Here is their story – told by Dianne, Mason’s Mum:

‘Mason was diagnosed with Wilms tumour cancer at 10 months old and had to have treatment including a kidney out. He then relapsed a year later which required more treatment and the second kidney to be removed. He has been living on dialysis ever since and has had one complication after the other with many lengthy stays in Starship. To be honest we couldn't even count the number of times we have been to and from Starship over the years. We have nearly lost Mason five times during this medical journey. Because we have always believed and have been together as a family throughout Mason's journey it has meant my partner, Matt has had to put work aside to be there for the whanau. We have been struggling to keep up with day to day bills including power, insurances, and ultimately now our house. We see no hope in being able to keep our house, our children's home which we have lived in for the past 15 years. It breaks our heart it has come to this.Starship hospital has become our second home, which we are very grateful for, but it is always a relief to know we have our home to come back to, to have normality.’

Can we together as Gabby’s team save this beautiful family’s home and take this financial pressure away from them. To keep their home and get their finances on track we need to raise $13,000 for them. Im praying we can do this for the family, it will be our biggest fundraiser ever.

All funds paid to this page go directly to the family.

Huge thanks Roly and Sarah, Gabby’s (Angel) Parents.

Roland and Sarah Devine's involvement (page creator)

My husband and I run Gabby's Starlit HOPE Charity (follow us on facebook and instragram) we run this charity in memory of our daughter, Gabby (13 years) who started this charity to do acts of kindness for sick kids and their family.

Use of funds

To be used by Mason's family to pay off debit and get back on track financially so they don't have to sell their family home due to debt.

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Latest donations

Sujata
Sujata on 23 Sep 2021
We know how hard it is! We think of you often. X
$350
Robbie and Fleurette
Robbie and Fleurette on 22 Sep 2021
$1,000
Deb
Deb on 21 Sep 2021
Just wanted to add another little top up
$15
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 20 Sep 2021
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Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 20 Sep 2021
$50

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This page was created on 24 Aug 2021 and closed on 24 Sep 2021.