WC4RC - Wine Community for Raymond Chan
Raymond Chan requires expensive cancer treatment and needs the wine community's help to get it.
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Raymond Chan knows wine.
He's a well-known personality of the New Zealand Wine Community. He's been tasting wine and writing reviews for many years, to the benefit of a significant number of vineyards, wineries, brands, individuals and the wine-loving public across the country.
Sadly, Raymond also knows cancer. He needs our support to fund treatment with the incredibly expensive drug Keytruda. He's not covered by Pharmac for this, as his cancer is not melanoma, so these sessions - for which he may need a good few - are around $9,000 per treatment.
Please contribute as much as you can for Raymond, and partner Sue Davies, to continue treatment. They have already paid for sessions and have now exhausted all financial resources.
WC4RC - Wine Community for Raymond Chan's involvement (page creator)
We're a group of wine community folk and friends of Raymond Chan and Sue Davies. We have huge respect for them both, and want to help support, in any way possible, Raymond's return to health and happiness.
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There's probably no better word right now than WOW.
When we kicked this off on Wednesday night, we expected it to pretty much tick along for a couple of months - and yet in a couple of *days* an amazingly generous wine community (and friends outside it) have not only reached the nominal target, but blown it out of the water.
The level is now enough to fund the next part of Raymond's Keytruda treatment. At that point, but only then, will the oncologists be able to determine to what degree it’s working and how much more to continue with. Or (and everyone certainly hopes this is not the scenario), it may not be delivering the desired result, in which case paying for more won't be worth it.
So there’s now a bit of time to pass until it’s known whether more fundraising, to what level, is necessary.
Many, many thanks from Raymond and Sue meantime. They are absolutely overwhelmed and so grateful for the support, with a depth of emotion that words simply cannot describe.
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This page was created on 23 Aug 2016 and closed on 28 Aug 2016.