Help our Dad's battle with Cancer

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Mick is a 57 year old much loved husband, father of four and grandfather to three.
After numerous consultations with doctors regarding lower back pain, Mick was diagnosed with  Renal Cancer in October 2015.
This devastating news  followed a successful battle with Prostate Cancer in 2009.

Mick has always maintained a positive upbeat attitude, he would overcome this newest challenge , win this battle and will do everything in his power to be here with his family.

Treatment was commenced through Peter Mac, however this particular cancer does not respond to conventional treatments. Follow up investigations did not go as hoped and we were devastated with the news that his cancer was Metatastic and had spread to his lungs.

Fast forward to today after exhausting all avenues of treatment, he received the news that this horrible disease has spread, now into the liver.  The last option for treatment to give him a chance to see his grandchildren grow up is a self funded immunotherapy treatment.  This treatment comes at a massive personal  financial cost- $44,000 per year ongoing.

 Mick is the hardest working, most genuine, down to earth person you could ever be lucky enough to meet. He would do anything for anybody and expect nothing in return.  Everyone who meets him is a better person for it and he is loved beyond your wildest imagination.

As you can imagine due to appointments, treatment side effects, the cancer itself and generally feeling unwell Mick has been unable to work and this in itself has impacted financially, and added to his burden.

Any donation big or small would be greatly appreciated to help our beautiful dad and poppy receive the treatment he deserves . We are hoping to be able to help him with costs for  his first year of treatment, to decrease his stress and let him focus on winning this battle.
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Wow, I don't even know where to start. The response and love, support and generosity has been amazing. I never thought we would even hit our target button have done so within a week is a testament to the all the caring. And empathy that is in this world and importantly to the type of person Dad is and that he has touched so many lives in a positive way.

To say that we're are grateful and moved by everyone's generosity and messages is a massive understatement. We cannot thank you all enough, and I know Dad specifically has been more moved by this than I have ever seen.

We have a long road ahead and this helps remove a stressful aspect so that Dad can focus on his health and recovery.

Again we want to thank everyone for all of their efforts, messages, calls and donations. You are all AMAZING.
Treatment 1 - 31/01/2017
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Dad started his new treatment today. All went smoothly. Fingers crossed we see positive results over the next few months and not too many side effects.

Thank you to all who have donated, shared and sent their support. It has definitely provided some positives and good feelings!
Treatment 1 - 31/01/2017
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The response so far has been unbelievable, Dad is overwhelmed and in awe of the generosity, love and support. Today was the first time I have seen him moved to tears through the entire battle.

As some may be aware Dad has given an abundance of time and effort over the years to coaching kids basketball. It started 20 years ago when I was 16 and we needed an adult to coach and since then has become almost a second job with the Altona Meadows Whale Sharks.

Some of the kids (no adults) he coached over the years have started taking a or ways to help and I wanted to share a couple of the messages to show everyone and Dad the impact he has unknowingly had.

" ...this is Michael were talking about his gave all of us the knowledge and passion to play ball we all today, years of time and effort as coach just so us boys could have a fun childhood"

"Any bit to help one of the most inspirational figures in my life in his battle to beat cancer!"

Once again thank you to everyone for you donations, share, support and encouragement so far. It has been eye opening and we are at a loss for words.
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Dad with his Lion and Braxton
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Sharyn Butler
29 months ago
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I personally would like to thank all you beautiful people that have donated to help with my amazing husbands treatment. Our family cannot Thankyou enough. We will keep you updated with his progress. Once again Thankyou from all the Butler family xxx

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Suzy Moore
29 months ago
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A lot of pharmaceutical companies will help fund drugs for compassionate use... if there are no other treatment options available. Have you investigated this? Just a thought in case you have not.

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SC
$460
Stephanie Cummins
27 months ago

On behalf of IAG Mulgrave, we wish you all the best.

P.
$200
Pomroy Panels .
27 months ago

Thinking of you mate. From your old mates Bill and Craig and crew at Pomroy Panels

NC
$100
Nicole Camilleri
28 months ago

You were always there for me Mike❤ Thoughts and prayers are with you always xoxoxo

FH
$100
Fred&Gwen Hunnam
28 months ago
SC
$668
Stephanie Cummins
28 months ago
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On behalf of IAG Mulgrave, we wish you all the best.

MH
$270
Mount Waverley Suncorp Hub
28 months ago

WITH LOVE FROM ALL THE STAFF AT MOUNT WAVERLEY HUB-SUNCORP

RP
$250
Rhonda Phillips
28 months ago

To our beautiful Aussie friend and her husband! Sending our love and prayers ! Xoxo Love ❤️ Rhonda & Jeruebe

HC
$1,000
Hume Collision
28 months ago

You're a true inspiration, keep fighting. best wishes from all of us at Hume Collision Centre

RZ
$100
Rob Zevallos
28 months ago

Wishing you all the best Mich. I'm looking forward to seeing you back in the office and kicking the boys up the back side when they do something wrong. Regards, Rob

DW
$100
David Wilkes
28 months ago

Michael, Something small, hoping it can assist make a difference. Mate keep fighting, we are all backing you to lick this thing. Lets hope the new medication can assist.

Sharyn Butler
29 months ago
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I personally would like to thank all you beautiful people that have donated to help with my amazing husbands treatment. Our family cannot Thankyou enough. We will keep you updated with his progress. Once again Thankyou from all the Butler family xxx

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Suzy Moore
29 months ago
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1

A lot of pharmaceutical companies will help fund drugs for compassionate use... if there are no other treatment options available. Have you investigated this? Just a thought in case you have not.

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