Supporting Matt Wilkie & his young family to fight cancer

$79,738 donated
Given by 850 generous donors in 12 weeks

Please get behind helping out the Wilkie family in this difficult time however you can.

Manawatu / Whanganui

After developing a cough, that steadily worsened and was undiagnosed for a number of months, Matt has been given the heartbreaking news he has Stage 4 bowel cancer that has spread to his lungs.

Chemotherapy is planned to begin immediately.

Matt is only 30 years old, he has 2 beautiful young boys (a 2 year old and 4 month old) and an amazing wife. He was fit and healthy with an active job and is a volunteer firefighter. He has never smoked. He is the kind of man that would do anything for a friend.

Matt and his family have already had to go through a private hospital to undertake the lung biopsy that found the cancer, and the medical bills won't stop there.

Please do all you can to help this beautiful young family in a time of need.

Thank you so much.

Greg Wilson's involvement (page creator)

I have benefitted from Matt's friendship for a decade. Raising funds for his family is the least we can do for him.

Use of funds

The main use will be to cover any private medical costs including unfunded treatment options. If they are fortunate enough to have any surplus funds, these will be used to help eliminate some of their debt.

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Latest update

Time to share some incredibly positive news!  22 September 2021

Posted by: Caylee Wilkie

Matt has had 6 rounds of funded chemo so far and last week it was time for a CT scan to check on how things are looking internally.

We are so thrilled to share that there has been global shrinkage in Matt’s cancer, further proof that the chemo is working!! Matt is continuing to get his strength back and can now do many of the activities he used to do pre-cancer. He has been back at work most days and returned to his volunteer fire fighting duties, something he really loves.

Harrison and Ben are loving having their Dad be able to play with them like he used to and this good news comes right in time for Harrison’s 3rd birthday at the end of this week. Life is good ❤️

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Latest donations

Ross & Wynne
Ross & Wynne 6 days ago
$200
Ralph
Ralph on 14 Sep 2021
This is from my Matts' estate.He lost a short battle with cancer.He was 30.So from one Matt to another we wish you all the best for your recovery.May you get back to full life and get to enjoy your time with your wife,lovely children(as I did)and loved ones.Cheers,Ralph(dad)
$1,000
Lizzy
Lizzy on 12 Sep 2021
$25
Private Donor
Private Donor on 05 Sep 2021
$20
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 01 Sep 2021
$20

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