Young Mum Fights Stage 4 Cancer

$114,793 of $150,000 goal

Raised by 887 people in 25 months
Meet my sister Melissa. This beautiful girl is 39 years old and is the loving mother of three energetic sons aged 7yrs, 5yrs and 3yrs - whom she adores.  In 2014 she was diagnosed with an aggressive, non-genetic breast cancer.  Over a 9-month period she endured 6 rounds of chemotherapy, a double mastectomy, the removal of her lymph nodes and radiotherapy.    Finally, after getting the all-clear, her life returned to normal and the little family flourished. 

But in November 2016, just 18 months later came the bombshell discovery that the cancer has returned in her bones.  This is called Stage 4 cancer, there is no cure and it will eventually take her life.

 Melissa's biggest fear is not being there to see her sons grow up, which is every mother’s worst nightmare.  Moreover, she fears for her husband, who would be left to try and work to support the family as well as raise the three boys on his own. 

 Family and friends are rallying to support her in every way that we can, and inevitably a lot of that support will come down to funds.  Melissa is determined to throw everything she can at her situation, including both traditional and alternative medicine.  Our great hope is to buy her more time, because one day there may be an advanced drug, or even a cure, that can help her.

Your generosity will go towards Melissa’s continued medical treatments, and perhaps a family trip to Disneyland to make more happy memories.  We are trying to condense a lifetime of experiences into a shorter time frame, and to remove some of the financial stress that is inevitably affecting this little family at a time when they need to be enjoying each other as much as they can.

 Any support you can offer, no matter how small, would be incredibly gratefully received.

Thanking you 
Amanda

 For transparency, funds raised will be directed towards the following areas: medical treatment costs (in arrears, current & future and includes costs associated with a drug trial), family breaks, reducing financial pressure through mortgage reduction, contributing to the ongoing cost of raising three children on one salary and the minimal admin costs (we are seeking goodwill wherever possible).
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Today we feel like life is a game of chess. Melissa's Stage 4 Breast Cancer has unfortunately spread with new lesions appearing in her bones. Her soft tissue is all clear, and that's our silver lining. She will commence oral chemotherapy, and is no longer on the drug trial. Your on-going support and love will be always appreciated.
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To all Fitzy Followers from Sydney Morning Herald, we have a cocktail fundraiser event for Melissa on 2nd June at Doltone House. Tickets at www.trybooking.com/PMEV. Your invite is attached. Ben Fordham will MC and auction some amazing 'money can't buy' experiences, including you and three friends at Fitzy's house over a game of tennis! See you there, Amanda (Melissa's Sister)
Cocktail Fundraiser Invite
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Hi, you are receiving this as you have donated to Melissa Procter on Gofundme. We have something exciting to invite you to....
The cocktail fundraiser event of the year is only 4 weeks away. Ladies, get ready to frock up! Doltone House in Sydney, Friday 2nd June, hosted by TV and radio presenter Ben Fordham. Buy your tickets before 19th May at www.trybooking.com/PMEV
See you there,
Amanda (Melissa's sister)
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Join our breast cancer fundraising cocktail event, hosted by TV and radio presenter Ben Fordham in a stunning Sydney CBD location. Get ready for spirited auction bidding on some amazing items and one-off experiences. Your ticket includes alcohol, canapes and entertainment. This is an open invite giving you the chance to make it a fun night with friends, or as a team event with your work colleagues. 100% of profits go to #PinkHope and #SupportEmbraceMelissa. Join us and make a difference! Tickets at www.trybooking.com/PMEV
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Melissa Beale Procter
25 months ago
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We are overwhelmed at the incredible generosity and beautiful wishes that have been flooding in! It's been amazing to see how many people want to support us. I love you all!!

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Penelope Valentine
25 months ago
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A huge thank you to everyone today who has contributed to Mel's fund. Every single dollar will go towards helping her fight the good fight. The response has been overwhelming and is a testament to the person Mel is and the affect she has on the people she meets. We love you Mel and are right beside every step of the way.

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Angie Kane
25 months ago
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Hi Amanda, I am in the same position as your sis, with a 9 & 6 year old. I had some great free financial advice. Please PM me if you would like their contact details. Sending much love. It sucks. But we stay strong and positive. Xxx

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Paul Boustani
25 months ago
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This campaign is off to a good start - Melissa, Steve and their gorgeous little family need all the help we can offer.

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Nicole Wybenga Lester
25 months ago

This is amazing! What fantastic support you have Melissa. You and the family are definitely loved! Shows that even a small amount if multiplied by so many can get you to your goal. Best wishes hon! Nicole PS. my FB photo is an old one - I did not go blonde :-)

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Jasmin Rahvey
14 months ago

Dear Mel, I followed a link to this page after I saw Emily comment. I am so sorry you are going through this but I know you will fight this with grace and determination. Wishing you and your family the very best. Jasmin

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Jen Sheriff Starr
24 months ago

Just watched on the morning show. Absolutely beautiful lady will donate when i have some money xxx

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Liam Barrett
23 days ago

Best wishes to you all from Ezio and me

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1 month ago
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Mick Mcbride
1 month ago

Best wishes and my prayers for you. Cheers mick.

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13 months ago

We wish you and your family much love and hope you get the support you need. We have shared your page to our website. From the team at Reduce Home Loans.

Melissa Beale Procter
25 months ago
2
2

We are overwhelmed at the incredible generosity and beautiful wishes that have been flooding in! It's been amazing to see how many people want to support us. I love you all!!

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Penelope Valentine
25 months ago
2
2

A huge thank you to everyone today who has contributed to Mel's fund. Every single dollar will go towards helping her fight the good fight. The response has been overwhelming and is a testament to the person Mel is and the affect she has on the people she meets. We love you Mel and are right beside every step of the way.

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Angie Kane
25 months ago
1
1

Hi Amanda, I am in the same position as your sis, with a 9 & 6 year old. I had some great free financial advice. Please PM me if you would like their contact details. Sending much love. It sucks. But we stay strong and positive. Xxx

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Paul Boustani
25 months ago
1
1

This campaign is off to a good start - Melissa, Steve and their gorgeous little family need all the help we can offer.

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Nicole Wybenga Lester
25 months ago

This is amazing! What fantastic support you have Melissa. You and the family are definitely loved! Shows that even a small amount if multiplied by so many can get you to your goal. Best wishes hon! Nicole PS. my FB photo is an old one - I did not go blonde :-)

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Jasmin Rahvey
14 months ago

Dear Mel, I followed a link to this page after I saw Emily comment. I am so sorry you are going through this but I know you will fight this with grace and determination. Wishing you and your family the very best. Jasmin

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Jen Sheriff Starr
24 months ago

Just watched on the morning show. Absolutely beautiful lady will donate when i have some money xxx

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