Just over a week ago Elise, who was 32 weeks pregnant at the time, was admitted to Gold Coast hospital with severe headaches. She had emergency brain surgery when Neurologists found multiple brain lesions that were causing life threatening bleeding in her brain.
Since then Elise has been diagnosed with stage four metastatic melanoma. Elise’s cancer is aggressive and the oncology team have told them that treatment will be life prolonging, not curative.
So Elise can start urgent immunotherapy treatment, her and Dylan’s baby had to be delivered early at 33 weeks. While bub is doing well, this is just the start of a very challenging time for Elise and Dylan. Dylan will be unable to work for some time as he looks after Elise, their beautiful 3 year-old girl, Gigi, and their newborn baby boy, Romeo.
An adored mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend, those who know Elise know that she is not one to ask for help, even when she needs it most. Which is why I’m setting up this fundraiser for two of my dearest friends who are loved by so many.
The funds raised here will go towards helping Elise and Dylan with their loss of income (both aren’t working for the foreseeable future), their new baby, bills, family support, donor breastmilk, alternative therapies, and living expenses. The best way we can all help is to relieve this financial stress so Elise and Dylan can focus on what’s important right now – Elise’s health and their new baby.
If you can help out in any way I know your contributions will be so greatly appreciated. Let’s show Elise, Dylan, Gigi and baby Romeo how much we love them.