Rhiannon's leukemia support

Rhiannon is a funny, bright and energetic 14 year old. On Sunday May 3 she became ill, our local GP diagnosed her condition as flu. Her condition deteriorated and on Tuesday evening May 6 we called an ambulance and got her into hospital where she was rushed into intensive care. At 2am we receieved the worst news of our lives when she was diagnosed with a rare form of Leukemia.

The Doctors and nurses of Wellington hospital intensive care unit were amazing in their efforts to stabilize her and by Wednesday afternoon she was started on chemotherapy.
My wife, Michelle, has been by her bedside and without any hesitation we decided she would stop working to be with Rhiannon throughout her treatment and hopefully a full recovery.

Rhiannon was transferred to the Paediatric Oncology ward at Christchurch Hospital New Zealand with Michelle with her.
A week has passed and Rhiannon has finished her first round of chemotherapy and has accumulated 70 treatment beads in her first week. Each bead represents a procedure/ treatment she has received. She is in a critical condition and requires a lot of care and treatment to help her beat this disease.
As her Dad, I am at our home on the Kapiti Coast, 1 hour by plane to Christchurch, looking after our other daughter, Hayley, who has just turned 12.

We are putting our situation on "Gofundme" as the loss of Michelle's income is and will continue to over the course of Rhiannon's treatment, put a lot of strain on our family and to provide support to Rhiannon.

We are a strong family and know by remaining positive and supportive we all will get through this. Each day gone is a day closer to Rhiannon returning home and gaining strength and better health.

To everyone who provides to this request, we all thank you very very much.
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