Kasey's Cancer Fund
$20,314 of $25,000 goal
Kasey is a strong girl and will beat this. She has a year's worth of chemotherapy and radiation to get through before she can play soccer and go back to school. She is lucky to have such wonderful parents, a little sister and the love and support of many, many friends and their family back in New Zealand.
I am a close family friend trying to find a way to help our dear friends get through this year and get Kasey back on the road to being healthy. I know many of you want to do the same.
Please donate to to help is to offset expenses.
In the initial first weeks after Kasey was diagnosed with a Rhabdomyosarcoma cancer tumor in her left maxillary sinus cavity, the response of donations through GoFundMe was incredible and it allowed the family to focus solely on Kasey’s well being and treatment plan knowing our short term financial obligations were met while Susan stopped work and dealt with Kasey’s daily medical needs and issues.
The donations kept coming throughout Kasey’s successful treatment protocol of over 42 weeks of chemotherapy and proton radiation and our family is extremely humbled by everyone’s generous support and assistance. I truly mean it when I say that it made a difference in how we approached Kasey’s battle and removed much of the anguish and distraction of the financial burden brought about being reduced to a single income literally overnight.
As you all know, Kasey continues to flourish post-treatment and is back at school and back training with her Arsenal FC San Diego U14 Elite soccer team. Kase has spoken at several public events and visited other children currently undergoing treatment at the Rady Children’s Hospital Oncology Center and offered encouragement and support. She also receives daily messages from around the world via social media from people affected by cancer and is able to send words of encouragement. We all know that Kasey will go on to make a difference in this world and will hopefully make other children’s journey's battling cancer a little easier by offering support and insight with the experience gained during her own harrowing 42+ week ordeal.
Please stay connected with Kasey’s continued journey, post-cancer, through her website or her various social media feeds:
From the Harvey family we wish you all a Happy and safe holiday’s and thank you ALL once again!
Rodney Harvey (Kasey’s Dad)
Family and friends, then friends of friends, neighbors, schools, the soccer and rugby communities, local business owners, kindhearted strangers and even some celebrities rallied to raise money to quickly beat that goal. It is fortunate that the money kept coming in as the Harveys are surviving on one income as Susan had to quit her job in order to care for Kasey.
A new local charity called Wish Warriors contacted the Harveys and said they wanted to provide "support for their family and others" and asked them to help organize a golf tournament and they would get a portion of the proceeds. With that upcoming donation, it seemed there was less of a need to keep fundraising here as efforts shifted to help support the Wish Warriors and ultimately Kasey.
Unfortunately, they haven't seen a dime and the CEO of Wish Warriors is now in jail on unrelated fraud charges. (see link at the end of this post).
What this organization has done is shameful. For seven months, they sucked time and energy away from this family with nothing in return. This isn't right.
Through a donation to this page and some simple old fashioned, honest, and compassionate fundraising, we can support this family in their fight by paying it forward and showing them the power of this community. Every donation will go straight to this family, because losing is not an option. I ask you to share this story with your communities and help us to make this right.
Just FOUR more VAC chemotherapy treatments remain!
After 10 grueling VAC's over the past seven months, Kasey has just four in front of her along with five smaller outpatient treatments. Late August is getting a whole lot closer.
This was the most comprehensively successful treatment to date - out by mid-day yesterday after one night at Childrens Hospital and feeling pretty decent this morning back home where she belongs.
A lot of factors contributed to this treatment being relatively comfortable compared to some of the other three night stay nightmares. The amazing doctors and nurses of the Oncology wing at Childrens have dialed in what works best in controlling Kasey's discomfort along with Kasey's incredible physical conditioning this far into the 42week treatment program.
Kasey has also remained mentally strong and that will play a huge part down this home stretch - all of Team Kasey is contributing to this facet of her treatment with special thanks to Clay, Lindsay, Gino, Carrie and Johnny for donating countless hours of their time to keep Kasey and the family heading toward the finish line and a victory over the "beast".
It was tough to get up super early after last night's Joe's Crab Shack birthday dinner for Kate but we somehow pulled it off.
Kase put up some record numbers on the cardio gear and is in TOP shape for this treatment along with her best weigh-in weight for many months.
So the morning workout is done....now off to Children's Hospital, admittance, VAC chemotherapy and hopefully just a one night stay and then back home.
Let's do this! Losing is NOT an Option!
Cache and I had the privilege of helping assemble some meals last night for The Harvey's. I feel blessed that we could help in some way. Especially during this week of giving "Thanks." I'm grateful for all that I have and wish to give back however I can to all those around me. Much love to you all who give of yourselves, and especially to my good friend Helen who is being so selfless in this endeavor to help her best friends and to brave Kasey, her beautiful sister Kaitlin and parents Rodney and Susan who are showing us all how to live with courage.
There is a new site to sign up to help out with meals and such. https://www.lotsahelpinghands.com/c/722967/ Check it out and see where you can help. :)