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Hope for Halouma

$14,383 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 178 people in 4 months
Cancer, whatever its type, is something that affects us all in some way at some point in our lives. It is an indiscriminate disease that, quite often, unexpectedly hits & with devastating consequences to all who come into contact with it. At present our beautiful Halouma, Shaun and their family have been caught up in the whirlwind of this devastating disease and whilst Halouma uses every single bit of her strength, courage and fighting spirit to beat it into submission it is currently getting the upper hand. There is an opportunity for Halouma to recieve much needed treatment through Immunotherapy - a trial treatment here in Perth, and as it is a trial it is subsequently not covered by pbs or any health funds and as you can imagine it is very costly at approx $4500 per session. We, as family, friends & colleagues have spent these last few months offering help on varying levels & in as many ways possible because thats what you do when you care for someone. We cant stop our intelligent, beautiful & wickedly funny friend from being in pain and feeling so terrible, we cant take away the paralyzing fear that this horrific disease brings & despite how much we want to, we cant take away the hurt and never ending stress this god awful disease brings to those in its wake. What we CAN do is help our girl to get the treatment she needs - we can share this page with our circles of influence and try to raise the funds required for the minimum 4 sessions that she will need. We CAN help to take the financial pressure away from Shaun & Halouma that not only treatment brings but the  general cost of living is also an additional pressure our beloved friends do not need. I urge you, if you are in a position to, to please contribute what you can - that may be $, it may be sharing this link to your wider circle, whatever you can do will all help. We are all nothing without hope & it is with much hope in our hearts that we share this page. Our hope is that we can join, as a  community & rally round this incredible family at an incredibly hard time and remind them that hope is something that we dont let go of and that we get the treatment so desperately needed to help Halouma. Lets take her fighting spirit and remind cancer just who it is dealing with & where it can go!! To coin a little mantra that was established by Poppy very early on in this battle....... F**K CANCER!! Any support you can give is greatly appreciated Thank you xxx 
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Afternoon all,
As you may have noticed we've upped our fundraising total to $30,000.

Halouma will require a minimum of 6 session as opposed to the 4 initially recommended & as we've mentioned before each session is approx $4500 - there are however additional costs now and subsequently each session is now costing closer to $5000!

Everyone has been abundantly generous so far and each & every donation has been gratefully recieved. If I can press upon you once more to please share our page far and wide, to donate or do a fundraiser if you can, but mostly please share this page in the hope we can get it the traction it needs to smash our new target.

All help is very much appreciated. With ongoing love to Halouma, Shaun & Family xxxx
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Afternoon all,
As you may have noticed we've upped our fundraising total to $30,000.

Halouma will require a minimum of 6 session as opposed to the 4 initially recommended & as we've mentioned before each session is approx $4500 - there are however additional costs now and subsequently each session is now costing closer to $5000!

Everyone has been abundantly generous so far and each & every donation has been gratefully recieved. If I can press upon you once more to please share our page far and wide, to donate or do a fundraiser if you can, but mostly please share this page in the hope we can get it the traction it needs to smash our new target.

All help is very much appreciated. With ongoing love to Halouma, Shaun & Family xxxx
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Afternoon all,
As you may have noticed we've upped our fundraising total to $30,000.

Halouma will require a minimum of 6 session as opposed to the 4 initially recommended & as we've mentioned before each session is approx $4500 - there are however additional costs now and subsequently each session is now costing closer to $5000!

Everyone has been abundantly generous so far and each & every donation has been gratefully recieved. If I can press upon you once more to please share our page far and wide, to donate or do a fundraiser if you can, but mostly please share this page in the hope we can get it the traction it needs to smash our new target.

All help is very much appreciated. With ongoing love to Halouma, Shaun & Family xxxx
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Evening all, Laura here!

Let me start off by first of all thanking you all for your kind thoughts & generous donations that have got our campaign this far.

Halouma has recently completed her 3rd round of Immunotherapy & I'm so very pleased to say that she has been feeling some relief and better than she has been for a while. It's hard to say at this point how/if the Immunotherapy is beating the cancer & this wont be known until scans are done a little further down the line. But, what is happening is that Halouma is feeling a renewed sense of hope, a greater level of wellness & is enjoying an overall better quality to her days.

Much of this is down to the continued outpouring of love, support & determination in helping our friend, the generosity of not only money towards funding this therapy but the generosity of spirit makes an incredible difference to our friend.
Some days are no doubt harder than others, with the joy of feeling "well" comes the fear of is it for real, will it last & can you dare to hope that this treatment really could be working....

It's these moments coupled with constantly finding a reserve of strength and determination to fight this disease, day in and day, out that our beloved Halouma faces, there are no real words to explain that fear, that nagging little voice of what if.....So please, if you can, continue to hold space and send your continued love, support & extra strength our friends way.
Remind her, especially on the days she may not feel it, that she is a warrior queen, remind her she is loved and remind her that on the days where she may not feel up to being brave that you, her family & friends, can be brave for her.

Thank you all so very much for your continued support and generosity, it is very much appreciated, there really arent enough words to truly express the gratitude felt. Xxx
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