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All our love and support to Kirsten's family

Closed Cause page created in the Challenges category by Kate Gifford for Vincent Meleisea

$14,060 donated
Given by 161 generous donors in around 3 months

We have set up this page on behalf of The Gardens School, to raise whatever funds we can for Kirsten Meleisea's family.

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Our beloved teacher, colleague and friend, Kirsten Meleisea, was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in March of this year. She was already a Cancer survivor, beating this awful disease 17 years ago. She faced this new diagnosis the way she faced everything else in life, with a stubborn determination to succeed. She was going to beat it again. Tragically, no one anticipated the speed with which the cancer would spread and, on August 1st, less than 5 months after her diagnosis, Kirsten passed away, with her family at her side.

When you are a teacher, you are part of a second family. And Kirsten's second family was us - a whole community of teachers and colleagues, students and their families, here at The Gardens School, in Manurewa, Auckland. Kirsten was truly one of a kind, with a hilarious sense of humour, an incredible work ethic and the best interpretive dance moves you will ever see.

As her second family, we want to do whatever we can to support Kirsten's husband Vinnie and her children Dylan (18), Luca (12) and Ellee (6), as they navigate the time ahead, without their beautiful wife and mother. We have been asked by so many people in our community, what they can do to help and we are sure you will support us with this for Kirsten's family.

Kate Gifford's involvement (page creator)

Kirsten Meleisea was a much loved teacher, colleague and friend of everyone here at The Gardens School. Our TGS community wants to do whatever we can to support Kirsten's husband and children, as they navigate this difficult time together.

Use of funds

All funds raised will go directly to Kirsten's immediate family, to support them at this difficult time.

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Latest donations

Jess on 15 Oct 2019
Caroline on 28 Sep 2019
I didn't know Kirsten, but I teach in the same community. My condolences to the family
Monika on 27 Sep 2019
Kirsten, you have left an indelible mark on my heart with your love and kindness. You were not only an amazing leader but a true friend and guide. I love you Kirsten and I will always miss you ❤️
Stephanie on 11 Sep 2019
With deepest sympathy to all Kirsten’s family and friends at this most difficult time, may God bless you all.
The Irwins
The Irwins on 08 Sep 2019
A beautiful wife and mum, school teacher. All our love to Vinny and the children.

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Kate Gifford's avatar
Created by Kate Gifford
Vincent Meleisea's avatar
Paying to a verified bank account of Vincent Meleisea

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