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£3,691raised of £6,500 target by 47 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,691 to Provide palliative care for Fiona with advanced cancer and terminally ill. She is an ex NHS Nurse living alone in Australia who needs help.

    Busselton WA, Australia
    Funded on Friday, 7th December 2018

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    (The cover photograph was taken in 2017 when I visited Fiona. She is the one on the left of the photograph and I am on the right).

    Fiona is my life-long dear friend who needs our help to provide palliative care during her last months. As a result of your help, I have been in WA as her carer since 31 July. Thank you. I am only due to be here one more month - so the final push is on!

    Fund-raising has slowed. Please help if you can for one final push to fund raise for November's palliative care costs. It mainly covers my costs to be Fiona's carer and to support transition to a formal care package - due to start soon.

    It;s been a struggle - but just this week the Minister for Health approved a care package for Fiona after much lobbying! It sets a precedent. Until now, cancer patients under 65 do NOT qualify for palliative care at home. Fiona cannot afford to pay for private care and she lives alone with no family in Australia to help care for her. So, I have been supporting her since July with care at home, getting her through many medical appointments, chemotherapy, and worrying times.

    At only 56 years, Fiona was told that her cancer has returned and is terminal. She is already beating the odds by surviving longer than the doctors thought!

    The care package you have helped me to get in place means that she does not have to worry about dying alone and has been able to have the comfort of a close friend (me) and a brief visit from her sister from Ireland. Your help has contributed to making this happen. Thank you. But its not over yet.

    Why is fund-raising still needed? I am on a career break without pay so that I can be here to care for Fiona. Because of this, I have sought your help to crowd-fund. I estimate that a further £3,500 is needed, (of a total £6,500 here.)

    How can you help? By either donating, holding a fund-raising event, or by sharing the link to this page on your social media (facebook etc) to raise awareness. Thank you

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    • Norma Christison4 months ago
      Norma Christison

      Norma Christison

      4 months ago

      Good news 2: My costs for August & Sept to support Fiona have been kindly funded by an Australian sponsor who wishes to remain anonymous. Phew, what a relief that was 👍 Please keep helping to find raise for Oct- Dec or simply share this link far & wide so that others may be inspired to get involved too. Thank you. I also have to leave Oz eveey 3 months to comply with my Visa -starting end of Sept. It's a cost & hugely inconvenient! Please keep Fiona in your thoughts for all to go smoothly as I arrange support during my brief absence. Thanks

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    • Norma Christison4 months ago
      Norma Christison

      Norma Christison

      4 months ago

      Dear friends & kind supporters. Once again, thank you so much for your support, well wishes & prayers. There is good news. ☺ 1. Fiona celebrated reaching Spring 1st September (in Australia) & is beating the odds by surviving longer than the 3-4 months given in May by her doctors. She has good & bad days. Decisions about more chemo (or not) will be made on Thursday and with your support, I will continue to be her carer. Please keep her in your thoughts & support her care in any way you can. Thank you. More info to come shortly.... X N

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    • Norma Christison6 months ago
      Norma Christison

      Norma Christison

      6 months ago

      Please keep sharing this link to keep up the good work to support fund-raising for Fiona's end of life care. Without your help to fund raise I would not be able to give up my work to be Fiona's carer during her terminal illness. D-day is almost here! I fly out on Tuesday 31 July until the end. Your donations or fund-raising events will help me to be there for as long as needed. If I'm honest...my heart sinks at the thought of the task ahead. It's going to be tough in every way. Thank you again for sharing the link or donating . Xx

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    Page last updated on: 11/17/2018 2:20 AM

    Supporters

    47

    • Angela Richards

      Angela Richards

      Nov 17, 2018

      Thinking & Praying for you both xx

    • Cathy Crawford

      Cathy Crawford

      Nov 2, 2018

      Wishing Fiona every blessing

      £80.00

    • mike arkell

      mike arkell

      Nov 1, 2018

      £50.00

    • Olivia BARRAND

      Olivia BARRAND

      Nov 1, 2018

      £100.00

    • Dawn Vardy

      Dawn Vardy

      Nov 1, 2018

      Well done Norma....you're bring an amazing friend. We are so inspired by you. Fiona, keep fighting! God bless you both xDan, Dawn and family

      £100.00

    • Jill Milliken

      Jill Milliken

      Oct 31, 2018

      Praying for you both daily.

    • Janice Knox

      Janice Knox

      Oct 31, 2018

      You r in our thoughts and prayers every day

      £100.00

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