Help Our Mum

This photo of my family and I was taken on my sisters 18th birthday, 3 weeks ago. We were celebrating, laughing, and enjoying ourselves without a worry in the world.

Two days later, Mum went in for an endoscopy and they found a tumour in her oesophagus. It has been diagnosed as a Stage 3, Siewert Type 2 adenocarcinoma. It has spread to nearby lymph nodes, and is also attached to her diaphragm, but thankfully, it has not metastasised.

Our life has been turned upside down in a matter of days, Mum has stopped work effective immediately and will begin chemo in the next fortnight to try to shrink the tumour before she undergoes an oesophagectomy in the new year. She will not be returning to work until July next year at the earliest, and it is unlikely to be in the same capacity as before.

We are asking for any support that you may be able to give, to assist with the cost of accommodation and transport when travelling to Brisbane, costs of medicine and medical equipment, money to assist my sister as she sits her final Year 12 exams whilst caring for our mum in the middle of chemo, and other general living expenses.

We never expected to be going through anything like this, especially at this point in our lives, and we would be so so grateful for any support that can come our way, be it financial, emotional, or spiritual. We have no idea what the future will bring us from now on but we are staying positive and thankful for everyone’s support.

***update*** Thank you all so much for your donations - it really makes such a difference just knowing we have such amazing people and so much support in our lives. I’ve increased the goal amount, as many people are still wanting to contribute. Once again, thank you, we never ever expected such an outpour of generosity x


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  • Rhiannon Kallio 
    • $100 
    • 14 hrs
  • Claudi Van Heerden 
    • $100 
    • 1 d
  • Bec M 
    • $40 
    • 1 d
  • Suzanne Dittmann 
    • $50 
    • 1 d
  • Nina Joppich 
    • $50 
    • 4 d
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Organizer and beneficiary

Jade Kirby 
Toowoomba, AU
Elyssa Kirby 
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