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Team JJ! Support Jeraline and her family in her fight against cancer!

Cause page created in the Kiwi Kids category by Kirstie Day for "Jeraline Ybanez and the Ybanez Family"

$8,253 donated
Given by 167 generous donors in around 11 months

Lets come together as a community and support JJ and the Ybanez family through their fight against cancer!

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A month ago our bright and beautiful sunflower JJ woke up, got dressed for school as usual, only to experience a sudden onset of symptoms which was soon diagnosed as a malignant brain tumor.

She has a tough fight ahead of her and has just started her second of many rounds of intensive chemotherapy. This is something no 12 year old should have to go through.

She is blessed to have an incredible family. Three beautiful younger siblings and two loving parents. However this unfortunate scenario is putting a lot of pressure on the Filipino family of six as they struggle with daily transport, childcare, work commitments, frequent appointments and stay overs at Starship Hospital.

Our JJ is braver than most of us and expresses a very determined attitude. The way she as a 12 year old holds herself in these frightening and unknown situations is something for ALL of us to look up to.

This page has been set up as an opportunity for our community to come together to provide support to Jeraline and the Ybanez family in their time of need.

If you would like to offer your financial support without using give a little, or would like to offer support in another way, please email

Any donations would be sincerely appreciated from the Ybanez family.

Kirstie Day's involvement (page creator)

I am the teacher of Jeraline. As an individual on behalf of the local community I have created this page to support the Ybanez family in their time of hardship.

Use of funds

Funds raised will support the Ybanez family with regular transport to and from Starship Hospital, home support as Mum has had to resign from her job, help with after school care, educational needs and giving JJ the quality of life that she so deserves!

Latest update

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June Update - JJ's Journey so far  30 June 2020

Posted by: Kirstie Day

Hey everyone,

Almost 3 months ago I shared a story of the journey ahead for one of our local students from Conifer Grove School. The kindness and generosity has been outstanding and we are all so grateful.

JJ is the bravest 12 year old I know. This comes from the strong foundations of her family's strength, love, and kindness.

Throughout this journey, Ybanez’s gorgeous 12 year old daughter been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. A nightmare no parent dream of.

JJ’s mother has had to resign from her job, leaving only one earner in the family of 6.

JJ has undergone 6 treatments of chemotherapy sometimes involving week long stays, others involving day stays requiring travel to and from hospital daily for treatment. This has created significant added stress and pressure on the Ybanez family whilst JJ’s father maintains work, her mother accompanies her to hospital for treatment, and they make arrangements for care of JJ’s 3 younger siblings the youngest being 4 years old. The give a little donations have helped immensely with the cost of ubers to and from Starship Hospital and the Ybanez family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to everyone who has supported them in this.

The family of 6 have recently had to move house to a warmer, drier, safer home for JJ during winter.

Recently, JJ’s parents received news from Radiation Oncologists that JJ will be the first of her age to undergo radiation treatment. The current youngest is a young adult (teenager). JJ will receive radiation everyday for 6 weeks in August. The immediate and long term side effects of this intensive treatment are frightening and upsetting for both JJ and her family.

They really need our help, love, and support and this can be shown in so many ways.

We understand that times are tough. The Ybanez family would like to extend their gratitude and appreciation for the love and support from the community on this journey.

Pray for JJ 💛🌻💛

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Latest donations

Fleur on 18 Oct 2020
Koa kaha, JJ. I don't know you but you sound like an amazing, brave young woman. All the best for a full recovery.
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Guest Donor on 21 Aug 2020
Alice Stephenson
Alice Stephenson on 21 Aug 2020
Stay strong xoxo
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Guest Donor on 11 Aug 2020
Frank on 08 Aug 2020
Be strong Brave little girl 😊 God is our Great Healer 🙏

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Paying to a verified bank account of Jhackie and Jerald Ybanez on behalf of Jeraline Ybanez and the Ybanez Family

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