Fighting Cancer, for Heidi & Omar

kr229,500 of kr300,000 goal

Raised by 252 people in 13 months
Created May 28, 2018
Heidi and Omar Bull Payne are a loving, friendly Norwegian-American family with two beautiful kids - Alida (4y) and Marley (9mon).

Just one week ago, Omar was admitted to the hospital with severe pains. What they thought to be a prolaps turned out to be cancer. Now they have been told that the cancer has spread to the liver, the pelvis and legbones. And maybe further. They still don’t know where it originates.

In a split second their world has been turned upside-down. The fight to survive and live through this as a family has already started for Omar and Heidi. Omar wants more than anything to be a great father for his kids and see them grow up with his wife Heidi. He is a fantastic fighter & a positive person. Anyone who has ever met Omar knows that he spreads good energy and happiness all around.

The money raised from this GoFundMe will go towards the family’s costs in this horrible situation. They followed their dreams and started a business together - Refresh Massage in Oslo- and are dependent on Omar’s income to pay for rent and other expenses. Heidi is currently home with baby Marley. The money will also go to travel expenses they and their family might have related to the cancer, the treatment or maybe even to have a family vacation in this horrible situation, if that is possible. Maybe to help Omar’s family visit him in Oslo. His extended family all live in the USA. And last, but not least; the money will go to baby Marley and little Alida.

Heidi & Omar are my best friends and they are great people, so I really hope that you all will find a way to help them on this dark hour. All donations - big and small - are welcome. I will keep you updated on the situation and what the money goes towards. - Marte Lid, friend and cheerleader of team Bull-Payne, Heidi, Omar, Alida and Marley. ❤️

Edit: thank you so much for all your love and donations! We are now aiming higher, and our goal will be 300 000 kr (aprox 35 000 $).

NOTE: 1 USD = 8 kr

And now in norwegian/Og nå på norsk: Heidi og Omar Bull Payne er en vanlig norsk/amerikansk familie med to nydelige barn, Alida (4) og Marley (9 mnd). For en uke siden ble Omar innlagt med sterke smerter og noe de trodde var prolaps. Det var kreft...Som lyn fra klar himmel fikk de kreftdiagnosen: kreft i leveren, og spredning til bekkenet og lårbena. Det er mulig det er mer. Det er mulig det er uhelbredelig.

Nå ligger Omar på sykehuset og hele familien bor der, og venter på behandling. Heldigvis får de per nå god oppfølging av sykehuset. Men de har likevel mange utgifter fremover som jeg håper vi alle kan hjelpe dem med. Pengene vil gå til ekstra utgifter i denne ekstreme situasjonen og til å dekke nødvendige levekostnader som Omars inntekt ville dekket. Heidi og Omar har nylig startet en egen business (Refresh Massage) og de er avhengig av Omars arbeidsinnsats for å få hverdagen til å gå rundt. Heidi er hjemme i mammaperm og vil mest trolig bli sykemeldt nå for å kunne bruke all energi til å ta vare på Omar og barna. Pengene vil også gå til reisekostnader i forbindelse med sykdommen og kanskje, om mulig, en familieferie nå i denne ekstreme situasjonen. Kanskje til å hjelpe noen av familiemedlemmene til Omar med reiseutgifter slik at de kan besøke ham i Norge. Hele familien hans bor jo i USA. Til sist, men ikke minst så vil pengene gå til å sikre Alida og Marley videre.

Heidi og Omar er mine beste venner og de er fantastiske mennesker. Jeg håper mange vil bidra til å gjøre livet bittelitt lettere for dem i denne svært tunge tiden. Alle bidrag - store og små - er velkomne. Jeg skal holde dere oppdatert her jevnlig; om hvordan det går og hva pengene brukes til. - Marte Lid, venn og heiagjeng for Heidi & Omar, Alida og Marley ❤️
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Newa from Heidi: Hello everyone ! Here’s a little update on Omar Payne and the little family in Oslo

We were fortunate to have Omar’s father, mother and sister here in Oslo for Christmas and Omar’s mom stayed a couple of months. One of Omar’s cousins came to see him too.

Omar is now in the 2nd. phase of the cancer treatment, which is just as tough as the 1st. phase and lasts until the end of june. He has chemo treatment every week and is admitted to the hospital for high-dose chemo treatment every 8 weeks for 4 days. He also takes chemo pills at night. The treatment is still working so we are very thankful! All this chemo comes with a lot of side effects and the list is long. We were told it wasn’t going to be easy but I don’t think you can prepare for everything the body and mind has to go through as a result of chemo for so long. Omar continues to be very brave and I am so proud of him!

The kids are doing great and are in the same day care. This has all been tough on Alida at times but she is a loving, caring little girl. She gives her dad a teddy now and then and when he is very ill she makes sure we are quiet not to bother him. Easier said than done with little Marley who is a very active and vocal child! The kids are rays of light and keep us busy and make us smile.

We thank you for all your e-mails, messages and phonecalls! A lot of you have asked how things are going and we appreciate all of you
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From Heidi «Hi everyone! Here is a little update
Omar Payne has been in treatment for about 3 months now and it has not been easy. All sorts of bonemarrow tests and shots in the spine, high and low dosage chemo, high bloodsugar, hospital stays, nausea, fatigue, stommach aches and problems eating.... to mention a few.

The doctors have told us that the first year is going to be very hard with lots of various chemo treatments and other medication but he is finally off all the pain medication and the last bonemarrow test showed no new cancer cells in the making. That means that his body is further responding well to the treatment ❤️

Thank you all again so much for all you do for us and to all of you calling and writing us. We love you all ❤️
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From Heidi: «It has been a while now, and Omar has gone through the first 5-week block of chemo treatment. Doctors say that his body is responding well to the chemo (meaning it has killed a lot of the cancer cells).

Omar is amazing ! He has been doing good, and he has been very brave. Recently he has had a reaction to one of the drugs he is on so he has been hospitalized a few days now. The hospital staff has been great and let his mom Denise stay with him. He is finally doing better and I hope he can come home soon.

We thank all of you again for your help, donations to the gofund me campaign that my friend Marte started, all your calls, texts and messages. Please don’t feel bad if you do not get a reply right away from either of us. I will try to be better with updates in here. Know that we love you all and Omar is in good hands ❤️ - Heidi»
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Happy US father’s day (a fashionately day late!) BIG shout out to these dads Omar and Archie who got to spend the day together thanks to so many of you amazing people and your donations to this gofundme campaign. ❤️

Omar is in his third week of treatment now. After five treatments we will know which direction the treatment will take. He is feeling OK except for nausea and stomach aches.

Thank you all for your love and support from all over the world. We are feeling it! A lot of people have sent messages asking us how things are now and we appreciate all of you more than you know ❤️
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Raised by 252 people in 13 months
Created May 28, 2018
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