They say you have to start somewhere, so here it is.
I have started a givealittle page to get the fundraising effort started. We will be doing a number of fundraisers over the next…however long it takes.. to try to reach our goal, along with finding as many ways as we can to scratch up as much as we can ourselves. Ultimately we need to make around $200,000. A HUGE expectation for sure, but I believe we can do it. I have seen some incredible generosity out there and believe it will happen again. This is the big one. I know I have asked for donations for various things over the last couple of years, some for me, others just simply for good causes, but I have made a concerted effort to help out whoever, wherever I can knowing that this day would come when I would need some help and perhaps Karma night wave its magic wand.
The treatment itself will cost around $120,000 SGD (Approx $130k NZD currently), travel and accommodation for a 3 month stay where I need to have a room for myself for the periods I am not in hospital along with a room the whole time for the various people who will come to keep me sane/healthy will be around $40,000 and then I need to cover our home living costs which my wage typically covers for 3 – 6 months as well while I am unable to work. It is a huge undertaking, and terrifying to say the least.
Anything and everything is appreciated, and if you think of any fundraising ideas please let us know, we are ready to try anything to make this happen. This can bring this miserable disease to an end and let us get back on with life as a normal family, and I am determined to make that happen.
As always, thank you everyone for all your incredible support. I don’t think I’ll ever find a way to really show our full appreciation!
NB: The givealittle page does currently show its pending moderation, they wont approve it fully until 3 independent donations are received but I assure you it is all safe and legit