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.
I have benefitted from Matt's friendship for a decade. Raising funds for his family is the least we can do for him.
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.
Time to share some incredibly positive news! 22 September 2021
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 ❤️