My sister's painful battle

Hi my name is Mel and I'm doing this fundraiser as it's the only option I have left to fly to newzealand to be with my sister before she passes.
My sister Lisa who is 44 years old,fit and healthy was diagnosed with esophageal cancer and had to 2 tumors go to her brain, she had brain surgery to remove a tumor  but later learned they hadn't got it all and where it's located at the stem of the brain, cannot be surgically removed as it's too dangerous. 
She has undergone radiation treatment and recently started chemotherapy which has made her quite unwell and now she is back in hospital again.
Lisa is a fighter and her strength has just been incredible considering all she has gone through the last few months.
Unfortunately her illness is terminal and we don't know exactly how much time she has left, and all I know is I need to be in newzealand by her side, supporting her and spending time with her making as many memories as we can. I lost alot of years with my sister and only got her back because of how severe her diagnosis is and I don't want to lose anymore time if I don't have to.
I'm reaching out for help and asking if you can please help me get to newzealnd so I can be with my beautiful sister by donating anything you possibly can.
I'm looking at flights and my passport here in Melbourne. I have a family and unfortunately it's financially not possible and quite stressful to try and get an amount saved in such a short time especially now that we learnt today that my sister only has less than 6 to 8 weeks so it's urgent now. 
This is a very heartbreaking situation and devastating for us all and any donations would be sooo appreciated.
Please please share our story!


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Melanie Richards 
Langwarrin VIC
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