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Wills Fight Against Aplastic Anemia

Cause page created in the Health category by Geoffrey Morris for Sandra Duthie

$5,862 donated

Given by 81 generous donors in around 5 months


Wills is a 14 year old boy who just wants to get back to being a typical teenager. Lets get him through his second bone marrow transplant.

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In December 2018, Wills suffered several bleeding noses. After conulting the family GP, who requested blood tests as a precaution, resulted in the blood tests coming back as abnormal. Initial talks with paediatrician pointed to Luekemia and Wills was referred to Christchurch (Child Haematology & Oncology '(CHOC)' for a bone marrow biopsy.

Results showed it was not Luekemia but a rare and serious blood disorder called severe Aplastic Anemia - a Bone Marrow Transplant is a life saving cure.

On the 7th November2019, Wills along with his mother Sandra and father Russell were transferred to Starship hospital for 12 days of chemo followed by a bone marrow transplant on 21 November.

Unfortunately, it was confirmed on the 14th January that the Bone Marrow Transplant has rejected, as Wills bloods were dropping consistently. This being the case, Wills will now have to undergo a second round of high dose chemo starting 30th January, with a second Bone Marrow Transplant on 6th February.

Geoffrey Morris' involvement (page creator)

I am a family friend of the Duthie's and one of the founders of The Chemo Crazies Charitable Trust who provide distraction packs to children going through Cancer.

Use of funds

Funds rasied will be used to ease the strain of living expenses for the family over the next few months and going forward.

Latest update

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We are heading South!!  25 March 2020

Posted by: Sandra Duthie

Hi everyone

Wills is doing remarkably well after his second transplant, his blood counts are consistently stable and as of Monday he has an almost "normal" blood count. He is feeling and looking really well. The decision has been made by the medical team that we are safer at home in these crazy times we are all experiencing. This decision for me comes with much anxiousness but I understand exactly where they are coming from too. He is immune compromised so even after this 4 week isolation we will still be inside our safe place at home for a while yet. We look forward to catching up with you over the coming months when it will be safe to visit.

Again thank each and everyone of you for your generosity and kind messages that flood my phone regularly you have all been a huge part of this journey and this means more than I can ever express,

We are so very proud of our boy - he has fought the biggest battle of his life. at times when things were very scary and unknown he found it within himself to push on through and beat this...and he has!

Thank you all much love and stay safe everyone xx

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  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 28 May 2020


    Best of luck Will, what a strong little man xx


  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 09 Apr 2020


    all the very best William hope all goes well for you. You have fought so hard to get back on top and deserve the best of luck.


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