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Ivy's Memories of her Mum

$15,754 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 132 people in 5 months
Created March 7, 2019
Six year old Ivy won't have her mum to guide her through the challenges of puberty. She won't have her mum to wipe her tears the first time a boy breaks her heart. When she graduates high school, Ivy won't be greeted by her mum's beautiful face, beaming with pride. Her mum won't help her plan her wedding, or support her in bringing her own babies into the world. Ivy's big brother Jaye, 21, is also unlikely to be able to introduce his future children to their grandmother. Ivy and Jaye's time with their gorgeous mum Helen is limited by cancer.

Diagnosed with breast cancer at just 35 years of age, Helen has been let down by our health care system. On more than one occasion, Helen's concerns for her health were dismissed as "overreacting" and the cancer quickly metastasised to her bones. Helen's treatment was gruelling, with chemotherapy, radiation, monthly blood tests, body scans, injections, daily medication and finally a hysterectomy. Now her days are numbered, marred by chronic pain, nausea, and the harsh reality that she won't be around to help her children navigate life.

Help us ensure that Ivy's memories of her mum are of adventure, laughter, smiles and love, rather than of pain and suffering. Before Helen is too ill to travel, we'd like to send the family (including husband Ben) to Disneyland in LA followed by Hawaii for a little rest and recuperation. Your support in achieving this major bucket list item for Ivy and her family would be greatly appreciated by all of us. Whether it's $1 or $100, every little bit will help Ivy, Helen and Ben try and live out a simple dream that so many of us take for granted.
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We made it ❤❤
A HUGE thank you to each and everyone of you for your support. The super generous ladies from Pink Finss have thrown in a whopping $5000, bringing our total to $20,100!! This will ensure Ivy's trip is absolutely magical. We'll be starting a Facebook group to share the trip with everyone who has paid for it. Thanks so much xx
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Huge news! Pink Finss Charity are so keen to help us create beautiful memories for Ivy that they've promised a BIG donation once we reach our goal of $15K! This donation will really help ease the financial burden of time off work for husband Ben to enjoy the trip. Pink Finss are dedicated to helping women and their families who are diagnosed with cancer. Based in Windsor, they've been a wonderful support to Helen and family.

What does this mean? We are only $2760 away from our goal, or 552 cups of coffee, 184 bottles of wine, or 69 packets of smokes. It really isn't much to sacrifice and the key is to SHARE, SHARE, SHARE! Think of the karma, think of the warm fuzzies from knowing you've done a good deed, think of a gorgeously grateful 6yr old girl experiencing ultimate happiness before facing tragedy. We are so close.
Thank you for your continued support x
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Ivy hears the good news ❤❤
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We are so close to $10K! A huge heartfelt thanks for all of the shares and contributions, Helen and her family have been very overwhelmed by the love shown by the community and by perfect strangers. Trip planning has begun and they're looking at heading to the U.S.A in September, thanks to you. We're not quite at our goal yet so your continued support by sharing the page is greatly appreciated.
Much love from the team xx
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Raised by 132 people in 5 months
Created March 7, 2019
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