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Helping Erica Davis

Helping Erica Davis

Erica is a very close friend of mine, and a beautiful person inside and out. While we met in high school, we became close friends when our daughters were born 3 months apart and we live around the corner from each other.

In August 2016 when Erica was 39 years old, doctors discovered a large tumour in Erica’s bowel. A large part of her bowel was removed during surgery. After the surgery, it was discovered that the cancer had spread.  Cancerous cells were found in the lymph nodes surrounding the bowel. The following scans showed tumours in her liver. She has a rare form of metastasized stage IV bowel cancer.

The diagnosis was shocking. How could someone so young, leading such a healthy lifestyle, have such an advanced cancer? Erica is a vegetarian, she exercises, has a slender build and looked so healthy! I couldn’t comprehend it. We still can’t, it’s a bad dream.

Erica has a husband and 2 beautiful children, now aged 10 and 7. Intensive chemotherapy commenced in October 2016, resulting in Erica being incredibly unwell, unable to eat or drink every second week. Erica had to stop working from the time of her bowel surgery and has been too unwell ever since to return.

Erica has fought hard and kept going with all available treatment knowing it was her best chance at prolonging life as long as possible and being there for her children. She rarely complains or engages in self-pity. She remains positive and determined to do whatever it takes. I am in awe of Erica’s strength and determination.

Erica has undergone two sets of liver surgery to remove tumours, the latest in September 2017. In December 2017, just before Christmas, an MRI showed a return of cancer to the liver, and lymph nodes around the liver.

Recent genome sequencing has uncovered a potential drug treatment for Erica’s aggressive rare form of cancer, but it will cost $2,193 a week ($114,036 a year), as it is unfunded for colon cancer.

Erica didn’t want to ask for financial assistance, but the burden is huge.

If you are able to assist with funding Erica’s drug treatment, please donate through this page. Your support is greatly appreciated xx

Paula, Darryl and the Pather family
(1 days ago)
Erica, we wish you all the very best in your path to recovery. Your bravery is an inspiration. XX
$200
Katie Davis
(1 days ago)
Thinking of you, keep fighting
$200
Charlie Miller (Tom’s cricket mate)
(2 days ago)
$250
Kate Mike Hugo & Owen
(2 days ago)
Wellness to you and love to your family c
$50
Milani Family
(2 days ago)
We wish you all the best in your path to recovery. You are an inspiration to us all.
$200
Jo & Richard
(3 days ago)
$500
Trina and family
(3 days ago)
Thinking of you always and in so much awe of your strength and grace.
$500
Steve & Deb Davis
(3 days ago)
All our best wishes.
$100
Helen & Geza Kelemen
(3 days ago)
From Liv's parents. Sending our best wishes Erica.
$100
Eliza
(3 days ago)
Best wishes Erica! I’m a friend of Liv’s ❤️
$20
King & Wood Mallesons
(3 days ago)
We wish you all the best
$2,000
Alana
(4 days ago)
Thinking of you and sending good vibes XX
$500
Rhonda Nuber (Germany)
(4 days ago)
Hi Erica, I am a friend of Liv's. I wish you all the very best. Good luck!
$50
Lorelle
(4 days ago)
Lots of love xx
$500
Anonymous
(4 days ago)
$100
Dickson’s (Karen, Robbie, David, Gabriel and Abigail)
(4 days ago)
Good luck Erica! Thinking of you xxx
$500
Darryl, Jess, Lily, Sophie & Anita
(4 days ago)
Lots of love to you Ericax
$100
Michelle
(4 days ago)
Best wishes for your successful recovery
$50
Donnè, Gareth, Caitlin and Juliet Clarke
(4 days ago)
Sending you lots of healing thoughts and prayers Erica. X
$50
Janice Lee
(4 days ago)
Sending you love, hope, and strength ❤️
$50
Owen Benn
(4 days ago)
I always back a winner. From Grandpa with all my love.
$5,000
Livia, Chris & Annabelle
(5 days ago)
Sending you all our love Erica xx
$500
Peter Davis
(5 days ago)
Such strength, stay strong as I know you will
$600
Dave Kahl & Craig Whiting
(5 days ago)
$500
Kieren Davis
(5 days ago)
Keep up the fight Erica. Lot's of Love. Kieren
$300
Ann Nitschke
(5 days ago)
Just finished my "Do it for Erica" week. No coffee or alcohol at our regular 'wine down Friday'
$30
Anna, Rimu and kids
(5 days ago)
Keep fighting Erica! Sending all our love xx
$500
Claudia Benn
(6 days ago)
Sending love and best wishes x
$150
Steph Stadelmann
(6 days ago)
Sending you love and light.
$60
Peter and Amy
(7 days ago)
With love xxx
$1,000
Paul and Deb
(7 days ago)
Erica, Our thoughts are with you. Keep strong.
$1,000
Tim Eyre
(7 days ago)
From what Tori has said you sound like a truly amazing person. I hope this helps.
$50
John & Dell
(7 days ago)
Our thoughts are with you,stay strong.
$1,000
Natalie Strijland
(7 days ago)
Love you Erica xx
$1,000
Jan Swindale
(8 days ago)
My very best wishes Erica x
$50
Anonymous
(8 days ago)
$50
Kym, Juergen, Lily and Lucas
(8 days ago)
Sending you strength and love.
$50
Alfredson Family
(8 days ago)
Paying forward kindness we've received in times of need. From our family to yours with love, Erica
$100
Louise Bolger
(8 days ago)
Keep on going on Erica. We're with you! Keep up the good work Erica. You will bea
$100
Dad
(8 days ago)
Love you
$10,000
The Fishers
(8 days ago)
$50
Julie, Paul, Aisling and Cormac
(8 days ago)
Thinking of you Erica xx
$100
❤️
(8 days ago)
$5,000
Ian, Lisa & Emma McLauchlan
(8 days ago)
Our prayers are with you 🙏🙏🙏
$50
Teneille & Matt Todd
(8 days ago)
Wishing you all the best.
$50
Vera (Devai) Yule and family
(8 days ago)
Sending you much love and strength xxx
$100
Kirstie Henning
(8 days ago)
Thinking of you Erica (Philippa's friend) x
$100
Sharyn, Andy, Anika, Matilda and Ben
(9 days ago)
Super love your way my strong, gracious friend. Have set up a payment plan, AfterPay style xx
$100
Donna, Sebastian, Alexander, Genevieve and Francesca
(9 days ago)
With much love Erica. Your strength is inspiring! xxxxx
$100
David Benn
(9 days ago)
We admire your strength Erica; best wishes from David & Chris.
$5,000
John & Glennis Swinson
(9 days ago)
We are thinking good thoughts in your direction.
$1,000
Kevin
(9 days ago)
To my special girl with love xx
$4,000
The Uhlmann’s
(9 days ago)
Lots of love to you and your beautiful family Erica ❤️
$100
David Bell
(9 days ago)
Erica, all of the best. You have been true inspiration to us all.
$1,000
❤️
(9 days ago)
Much love
$5,000
Philippa, Todd, Matilda and Oscar
(9 days ago)
Love you!
$1,000
Robyn, Chris and Bailey
(10 days ago)
Any friend of Kate's is a friend of ours!! Sending love to you and your family. ❤️
$30
Andrew White
(10 days ago)
$1,000
Tim, Andrena, Darcy & Clancy
(10 days ago)
Lots of love xxoo
$50
John Mary, Aoife and Shona
(10 days ago)
All our love
$150
Ski Ireland Wright family
(10 days ago)
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. With love and light. Ski, Garreth, Max & Ari
$200
Arantxa, David and family
(10 days ago)
All our love to you xx
$1,000
Pete and Helen Spencer
(10 days ago)
Stay strong xo
$100
Cara Herington
(10 days ago)
$100
Sophie Bult
(10 days ago)
Stay strong. Xo
$30
Giblicks (Helena, Loch and the boys)
(10 days ago)
All our love and support - ready to kick cancers butt with some serious kick ass drugs.
$1,000
Anonymous
(10 days ago)
$30
Macready Crew
(10 days ago)
All the best xx
$200
Belinda Burton
(10 days ago)
You’ve got this, Erica x
$200
Anonymous
(10 days ago)
$100
Sally Newman
(10 days ago)
Xxx
$100
Tiffany, Stuart, Grace & Henry
(10 days ago)
xx
$1,000
Lisa Toohey
(10 days ago)
Lots of love to you Erica. Thinking of you from afar.
$750
Kerry, Matthew & Skye Forbes
(10 days ago)
With light & love from the Forbes Clan
$100
Bloomerkins family
(10 days ago)
Sending lots of love and good vibes your way, AJ, Alfred, Dean and Ann x
$150
Jeremy and Tori Miller
(10 days ago)
$1,000
The Pennells x 5
(10 days ago)
Fingers crossed this drug does the trick Erica. Best wishes & big hugs. Lots of love, The Pennells x
$100
Stella, Archi, Balthi, Ama and Steve
(10 days ago)
You are a strong woman. We love you
$100
Geleeta
(10 days ago)
Good luck with your treatment Erica. You always have such a positive energy. xxx
$50
Hridesh Bhardwaj
(10 days ago)
All the best !!!
$100
Forde family
(10 days ago)
With all our love xxx
$1,000
Frie and family
(10 days ago)
Wishing you the best! Thinking of you!
$100
Jodie, Doug, Harry (Toms mate and cricket buddy), Minnie and Georgie
(10 days ago)
The Bardon community always has you in their thoughts erica xx
$50
Kim and Stewart Morgan
(10 days ago)
My 47 yo hubby is battling metastatic Pleomorphic Sarcoma
$100
The Raymond Heinonen Kirkpatricks
(10 days ago)
Sending all of our love xx
$1,000
Hayley
(10 days ago)
A random stranger, wishing you well.
$30
Akadia Training
(10 days ago)
Wishing you all the best Erica
$500
Ann Nitschke
(10 days ago)
Sent with all my love Erica
$1,000
Angus,Kate, Archie, Hamish and Fergus Campbell
(10 days ago)
I hope every donation big or small helps to smash this nasty cancer. X
$100
Kate and Richard Vines
(10 days ago)
Wishing you all the best.
$250
Category: Patient
Tags: bowel, bowel cancer, genomic sequencing, liver, patient stories, patient treatment fund, patients, treatment,
$62,580
raised of $100,000 Goal
donations