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To Annie, with love

Cause page created in the Health category by Gala Harper-van Ommen for Annelies van der Poel

$7,565 donated
Given by 42 generous donors in around 3 months

Raising awareness and funds to support ongoing treatment while allowing Annie to live life to the fullest

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Our Annie.

Sister/ daughter/ partner/ aunty/ friend/ dog mother/ godmother...

However you know her, you will have been touched by her warm generous heart, big bright eyes, contagious laugh and larger-than-life personality.

To me, Annie is my godmother and has been an enormous part of my life from the day I was born (she was there squeezing mums toes during labour), and this continues today despite being on opposite sides of the world.

As many of you know, in 2010 just a few months after undergoing a hysterectomy, Annie was diagnosed with breast cancer. Being too ill for breast surgery she underwent a lumpectomy followed by radiation therapy and went straight back to work. What a trooper.

Fast forward to 2019, Annie returned to hospital with an ache in her back, then during labour weekend a gut ache began which resulted in a colonoscopy and numerous scans to be performed. After 10 long months of investigations, a malignant mass was discovered behind her pancreas and much to our dismay, was confirmed as terminal.

This has come as a devastating shock to everyone that knows her, especially her partner John who has been an amazing pillar of support. This support has been reflected by Annie's entire family and friend network, and has been greatly appreciated.

Annie has chosen not to proceed with chemotherapy and elected not to find out her predicted life expectancy.

To help Annie and John navigate through this difficult and uncertain journey, this page has been created with the hope of relieving some financial pressure that comes with ongoing medications and treatment.

If you are able to contribute, we would be incredibly grateful for the support. If unable, please help spread awareness by sharing this page and educating yourselves and others. It all counts!

We love you Annie x

Links below.

Part of Annie's daily regime is drinking Redox Signalling Molecules which is a reduction-oxidation reaction supplement that restores cells and comes at great expense as she has half a bottle per day. I will add a link for anyone interested in reading the science behind it.

ASEA Radox-


Breast cancer:

Pancreatic cancer-

Gala Harper-van Ommen's involvement (page creator)


Use of funds

100% of all funds will go directly to Annie and John and will be used at their discretion

Latest update

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Farewell To Annelies van der Poel  10 January 2021

Posted by: Annelies van der Poel

A service for Annelies will be held from 12 noon on Saturday 23rd January 2021.

The doors will open 11.30am. Please make yourself comfortable and dress as you may in Annelies company. Bright and colourful for wonderful personality.

As many have expressed a desire to contribute in leiu of not being able to attend we have provided the above update

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Latest donations

Jo & Barry
Jo & Barry 5 days ago
Thank you Annie, for caring for our dog (and us!), and for being you!
phil on 21 Jan 2021
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 04 Jan 2021
Gala Harper-van Ommen

Thank you so much! X

Gala Harper-van Ommen
LR on 21 Dec 2020
Kia kaha Whanau
Gala Harper-van Ommen

Thank you!

Gala Harper-van Ommen
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 15 Dec 2020
Aroha to Annie for Christmas X

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Paying to a verified bank account of Annelies van der Poel

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