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Tony’s fight

Closed Cause page created in the Health category by Michelle Stevens for Tony Sullivan

$12,075 donated
Given by 199 generous donors in around 6 months

Bowel Cancer treatment unfunded. Trying all we can to fight!

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In early 2018 our family received the horrible news that our father had bowel cancer, as devastated as we were, the bright side was that it could be removed and was considered curable, after a rough time of multiple surgeries, radiation and Chemotherapy He was given a tick till we get an annual check up, 2 months ago on the 7th of may dad had his CT scan, on dads birthday the 8th of May we got a call that Oncology needs to see him. This is where we got the horrible news that his cancer had spread to other parts of his body. I have made this page in hopes to help with funding specialised drugs that are not funded in NZ, the first one we will be trying is cetuximab and if this is not successful we will be trying Bevacizumab, this will be costing around $50,000 for the drug and hospital costs just for the first round, we are starting chemo the 28th of July so we are hoping to do all we can. all funds will be used for dads treatment and Recovery. At 54 Years young there are still many things dad is fighting to live for!

Michelle Stevens' involvement (page creator)

I am the oldest of Tony’s 5 daughters, trying to help dad fight without the burden of finances

Use of funds

All funds will be spent on Treatment and recovery and to live life to the fullest.

Latest update

Other medication options  29 July 2020

Posted by: Michelle Stevens

Yesterday we found out the cetuximab we were hoping to start for dad is no longer an option, dad will be meeting up with a private oncologist to discuss other options. At this stage Avastin is still on the cards. Thanks for all the support!


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Griffin on 25 Nov 2020
Young on 25 Nov 2020
Just saw this on Instagram and I wanted to help :) love from whangarei.
💜 on 14 Nov 2020
Natalie on 24 Oct 2020
Victoria on 21 Oct 2020
Thinking of you and your family Monique Xx

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