Almost 2 years ago now my father was diagnosed with melanoma. He had an operation which we thought all went fine and we thought that that was it and he was in the clear.
Then not too long after that it came back. It has spread to mainly the right side of his body and rib area. He is currently undergoing several treatments to try and stop it from spreading any further. This is has been a roller coaster of treatments, of appointments and of emotions.
He is the one person who I never thought would become sick and to have this thing called- cancer.
He has always been so strong, so full of life and energy and always knew how to make a buck somewhere. He has always been good at giving us advice, fixing our cars and taking us on adventures. Anything we wanted and needed he gave it to us. He has been our rock, he has been my dad.
Now he stays in bed most of the day or on the lounge. This isn’t the Dad I know, my dad usually couldn’t sit still for 5 minutes let alone all day inside the house.
He has a big love for his motorbike and car collection and has had a dream of riding around NZ, the great ocean road and Europe.
He had to cancel the trip to NZ my sister bought for them as he was too sick to go.
He is now unable to work anymore and the business is not going so well either. There are bills to pay and not much money to do so.
He is suffering from depression and he won’t let Mum work as he wants her home everyday. This is so sad to see and I want to somehow try and give back to my parents who have given me everything I ever wanted.
I want to use this money to get my dad the best medical attention he needs, the best food, the best therapy and alternative medicines. I also want to use it to take the strain of everyday life off them both and to get Dad back on his bike again and to fulfill his dream of riding around those destinations.
Dad also has 2 grand children who I want him to be able to see grow up and to be able to play and have fun with them again.
Some days I feel like it is all a dream. Some bad bad dream and one day I’ll wake up and this won’t be happening to him, to me or to my family. I pray everyday for him to just get better.
I want to give him faith andI want to help him as much as I can. This all costs money so I want to show him that I care and perhaps others out there may care a little too.
I just want my old Dad back and for him to smile and ride again.
Thank you in advance for your help and genorosity.
Lots of love,
Kylie and family
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