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Help Support the Love of my Life - Bowel Cancer

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Lela and I first met 11 years ago studying Bachelor of Science at Melbourne University. Our relationship endured a five years of long distance while I studied interstate. We were reunited in 2017 and we both moved to Geelong. She worked as a veterinarian and I worked as a surgical resident.

Life was going great, we finally had some savings, we managed to travel to Europe and Vietnam moved closer to home and we put down a deposit on a two bedroom humble apartment.

Unfortunately, life has unexpectedly taken a turn for the worst. Lelas vague symptoms turned out to be an aggressive form of Stage 4 Bowel cancer that was diagnosed in November after months of waiting on elective hospital lists. She has had to stop work as a veterinarian where she started working in 2018. Treatment has since involved an admission for infection a formation of a stoma and intensive chemotherapy treatment. A recent scan has shown a blockage in her right kidney which might indicate that treatment isn't as effective as we hope.

Currently there is no cure for this terrible cancer. There are other drugs not funded by PBS that we will try should this not work. Unfortunately the cost of the immunotherapy will be out of pocket as it is not yet approved for funding by PBS. The cost is $2200 per week, a massive amount for our current financial situation.

Should you donate, proceeds will be used to fund the treatment, as well as to support her with her ongoing care and medical costs along the way. 

Thank you to everyone who takes the time to read this. I wish you all good health and happiness in 2019. 

Love and Peace
Andrew
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We’ve decided to turn off donations for now as we have enough to provide Lela with a good course of immunotherapy and gauge her response. This was our aim and you helped us reach this goal in under 24 hours!

If we need more help down the track we will consider reopening the donations. For now we just want to thank each and every one of you for donating, sharing and reading our story. We hope that if you have a friend or family member who has abdominal compliants you can help encourage them to see a doctor so that we can try prevent this situation from happening to others.

Love and Peace,
Andrew and Lela
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I don’t know what to say...

Thank you, thank you, thank you all a million times. We can’t believe that the funding goal was reached and even exceeded within 24hours.

You’ve all helped to make this a reality with your generous donations and by sharing our story ... We couldn’t be here without you!!

Because of your help, we are going to be able to get Lela’s new treatments started without the added financial stress.

I will try to keep all of you amazing people posted with Lela’s progress in the coming weeks.

Thank you again, from the bottoms of our hearts.

We love you! Thank you!

Andrew and Lela
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Wow!!

I can’t believe how many people have shared our story on Facebook and contributed to Lela’s plight.

I am completely lost for words and so so grateful to all of the beautiful friends, family and random people who have contributed and shared our story. We are simply awestruck by all of your generosity and support.

We love you!!
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