Help Samantha

In 2013 Samantha had a diagnosis and treatment for Melanoma. Last year was a shocker for Samantha with a diagnosis of Stage 2 cervical cancer and treatment at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne. Scans and results have come back. Initial treatment was not totally successful and Samantha now has stage 3 cancer.

For eight weeks last year she travelled using public transport and taxi's from Geelong to Melbourne every week day for eight weeks to receive chemo and radiation. Very soon Samantha again will have to travel to Melbourne daily for more chemo and radiation. Halfway through treatment it is expected that accommodation will be required in Melbourne as she will be too unwell from the side effects of the treatment to use public transport.

There is a financial burned to be able to receive treatment. Samantha does not live far enough away from Melbourne to benefit from subsidised accommodation. 13kms short to be exact. Trains and taxis cost $100 per day. 

My lovely mum still works full time and has put retirement on hold to assist Samantha financially.  Mum uses crutches to walk around due to mobility problems and at 72 should be winding down.

We have tried to source the cheapest but most suitable accommodation for Samantha in Melbourne and the cost is around $800 per week.
Your financial assistance to support Samantha through treatment would be a  godsend.


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Kel Sullivan 
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