Please Help Country Cop Fight Cancer

My dad's name is Ian Hollins and he has been a police officer for 30 years. He is a loving father of 4, husband, son, brother, uncle and poppy to 2 beautiful little girls. He has been diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma. This is his story. Early last year, my dad had a small mole on his hip that had never been a concern in the past and i doubt he even knew was there. He walked through a door and bumped the mole. It immediately grew to 12cm in diameter. Dad ignored the pain and continued to work through it for months. My mum had noticed the mole leaking and could see that it was making my dad very uncomfortable. But instead of going to the dr, my dad worked through the pain and got on with his job. By this stage simple things and getting out of the police car and wearing a gun belt were excruciating. Yet he continued.. The pain became too much to handle so my dad drove himself down to the emergency room at Nickol Bay Hospital in Karratha. The drs took one look at him, took a scan, and delivered the news to my dad. It was in fact an aggressive melanoma that had spread to the lymph nodes, lung and ribcage. My dad was diagnosed with melanoma in October 2015 at 49 years of age. We knew it was going to be a long and difficult road, especially living in Karratha! The police department transferred my dad to Lancelin WA to be closer to medical help and to his family. My darling mum had to leave her job to help look after my dad. Since october he has had 2 major surgeries, treatments, countless appointments, scans and tests and he is still fighting. It wasn't until he had a seizure in june 2016 we then realised that the melanoma had spread to his brain. Another major bump in the road but we will continue to fight! So i am starting up this go fund me page to help out my parents with travel, appointment costs, treatments, medicines and accommodation for the family if things become very hard. Money should be the last thing they need to stress about and i feel this will help my dad along his way and get him the best treatment possible! We are refusing to give up on him. Thank you to all of our family and friends. You have all been so wonderful and we are incredibly lucky to have you. My dad is a brave wonderful man and is an asset to the police department and to the community. Please help us fight!

Donations

  • Mike Voak 
    • $50 
    • 45 mos
  • Chiara Senzio 
    • $100 
    • 45 mos
  • Kelvin Reynolds 
    • $50 
    • 45 mos
  • Nat Jackson (Bennison)  
    • $100 
    • 45 mos
  • Hayley Jennings  
    • $50 
    • 45 mos
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Organizer

Courtney Leigh Hollins 
Organizer
Mandurah, WA
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