My beautiful friend Julz has been battling cancer for 12 years now.. I first met Julz a few years ago and since then still to this day, she has always had a smile on her face. She is always so loving and caring for others and has always been nothing but a great friend to me. She is one of the strongest ladies i have EVER met! And she would do anything just to make other people happy. Julz has a heart made of gold and a true definition of what i call a superwoman...
Another person that has been through these tough times and heart ache is her amazing husband Fola.. From the start he has stuck beside her and felt every emotion that is humaly possible. The amount of respect i have for Fola is incredible.. It is also just as hard to see the one you love the most, suffering the most..
Over the time i have known Julz i have seen her go through many tough times.. Pain that no one should ever have to experience. Pain that all cancer patients go through that is just not fair!!!... But! when ever i have seen her, again she would act as if she was fine! like she wasnt in pain.. She never wants anyone to worry.. below is her story... Please read right to the end..
"It all started in July 2004 i was 19 & i felt a lump in my right breast, I was working & i finally built up the courage to show my work mate (Kelly Stephens), she referred me to her lady doctor the same day in Macquarie Fields, i cant remember her name & as soon as she felt it she than referred me to Liverpool hospital for more test. I was diagnosed with breast cancer, wasnt really sure what cancer was & what it would do to my life didnt really bother me then i remember what my oncologist said to me
"Julianna you do realise that you will not be able to have children due to the Chemo you will be having?" i was young & nieve & said "yeah i dont care im too young to be thinking about kids" until they sent me after 2weeks to Liverpool private hospital were i had my operation done, Thats when it all kicked in. I was scared but i had faith that my operation would go smoothly & it did. At this time i hadnt met Fola (the love of my life hehe having kids was the last thing on my mind) but after my op It was the worst pain i had ever felt. I had to go to physio, it was painful, i dreaded every morning waking up & going to Liverpool hospital for it, Id go in crying & come out crying. I than had 3months to recover. I had also started radiotherapy (while recovering from surgery)for 16 weeks (on a daily basis) & Chemotheraphy straight after. It will be 12years In July 2016 of having Chemotheraphy treatment as unfortunately my cancer is incurrable I have had so many days of wanting to give up because i couldnt bare the pain physically & especially mentally but i refused to let the cancer pull me down so i went about doing my usual routine work,work,work. We had moved back to N.Z in 2006 & i met my Handsome husband Fola. We got married in 2008 & then my our lives were shattered when i told him we were unable to have kids. But we still tried & had 2 misscariages. After our 3rd year of marriage we had our first miracle baby Zephaniah Pili Sia our, we were so happy but my Doctors werent at 20weeks they wanted me to terminate my pregnancy as my baby will not survive my chemo treatment, but i didnt want to give him up, So i refused & my oncologist said ok but be aware he may be born with some major defects. I wasnt worried both Fola & i were over the moon. Niah was than born at 28weeks weighing only 2084grams & basically lived his first 11weeks of birth in Auckland city hospital, He was & still is perfect. But my cancer had than travelled to my bones (my sternum & spine were the worst) as my cancer feeds off my hormones & made the cancer spread fast. Our 6th year of marriage we had another miracle baby Roman Fola JNR Si'a & once again my cancer than spread to my brain, but none the less our little family was complete. My biggest support system were & still are my Family My mum (Sala),sisters(Tia & maureen), my husband (Fola Tj Si'a-even though i did/do his head in lol & vice versa), my adorable (but naughty hehe) Kids Niah & Roman & all my friends in New Zealand & here. I was always the type to not really talk about my cancer due to noisy people, but i now like to share my story to patients who are going through it now. It has been a very long & hard journey but its my husband & kids that keep me going & of course GOD. I have survived 3 minor heart attacks, 2 cessarians, 3 epileptic seizure's & 4 major surgeries. To this day my cancer is stable, My chemotheraphy treatment is done once every 3 weeks & It is taking a toll on me, But id like to Thank GOD for being there for me throughout my whole Journey without him i wouldnt of made it this far & i tend to live a long long time.
The moral of my story is
#Stay positive, live life to the absolute fullest, SMILE & learn to love yourself no matter what life throws at you."
Emotionally and financially, this is just too much for this gorgeous loving family to go through.. Both Fola and Julz have 2 little angel sons now and the cost to run a family and have all these medical bills over their heads must be heartbreaking.. Not once have they ever asked for help! and not onve have i ever heard them complain how tough they have it.. They just thank go for each day and they just live their lives.... for this.. I want to help..
So what i would like to do is to try and help give something back.. After life has been trying to take so much from both Julz and Fola.. I would like to try and raise some money. Money for medical bills, for their living costs, for food and to help with their kids.
So please, if you can, please donate some money (Any amount is much appreciated!!) for my dear friend so that she can keep fighting this cancer and live the longest happiest life with her beautiful family and friends!
I love you Julz my girl.. God bless you always xxx
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