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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

Anonymous
(8 days ago)
$700
Susannah
(30 days ago)
I wish you all the very best Erica for a rapid recovery.
$50
Peter & Beverley McCosker
(36 days ago)
What a great effort it was to take a little "stroll" up Mt Kosiuosko. Best wishes
$100
Lizzie Kennedy at ISSR
(36 days ago)
Sending positive thoughts x
$20
Emily, David, Sophie and Sienna
(39 days ago)
Much love from us xo
$500
Dalwood-Wylie Foundation
(40 days ago)
All the best for your treatment from Helena Wylie, Managing Director of the Dalwood-Wylie Foundation
$500
Amanda Saunders
(41 days ago)
Sending strength your way!
$20
Niamh Lennon
(41 days ago)
$60
Anonymous
(45 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(64 days ago)
$50
Stef
(64 days ago)
$150
Mel, Warren, Ethan & Eliza
(66 days ago)
Sending big hugs your way Erica x
$150
Emma
(69 days ago)
Hugs and love xx
$100
Anonymous
(70 days ago)
$1,000
Sprott Family
(70 days ago)
Love❤️ & strength to you.
$250
Ruth Perrin
(80 days ago)
Wishing you a speedy recovery
$50
💗🎀🎈💐💗
(81 days ago)
With love & best wishes!
$5,000
Paula & Ben
(81 days ago)
Sending you much strength and hugs!
$1,000
Kirstie Bowe
(85 days ago)
All the best Erica!
$250
Elise & Michael
(85 days ago)
Erica - you are amazing. With love and best wishes xxx
$1,000
Brett Harris
(85 days ago)
I still laugh about the 2006 'work' trip with Swinno. You're an inspiration, Erica.
$1,000
Liesl and Andrew
(87 days ago)
$1,000
Anne bullen
(91 days ago)
$100
Kim, Arran, Jack, William and Josie
(91 days ago)
Sending love and best wishes to a beautiful friend xox
$100
Anonymous
(91 days ago)
$50
Sarah Liaw (nee Snip)
(95 days ago)
❤️ to you, Erica, and to your family
$200
Paula, Darryl and the Pather family
(97 days ago)
Erica, we wish you all the very best in your path to recovery. Your bravery is an inspiration. XX
$200
Katie Davis
(97 days ago)
Thinking of you, keep fighting
$200
Charlie Miller (Tom’s cricket mate)
(98 days ago)
$250
Kate Mike Hugo & Owen
(98 days ago)
Wellness to you and love to your family c
$50
Milani Family
(98 days ago)
We wish you all the best in your path to recovery. You are an inspiration to us all.
$200
Jo & Richard
(99 days ago)
$500
Trina and family
(99 days ago)
Thinking of you always and in so much awe of your strength and grace.
$500
Steve & Deb Davis
(99 days ago)
All our best wishes.
$100
Helen & Geza Kelemen
(99 days ago)
From Liv's parents. Sending our best wishes Erica.
$100
Eliza
(99 days ago)
Best wishes Erica! I’m a friend of Liv’s ❤️
$20
King & Wood Mallesons
(99 days ago)
We wish you all the best
$2,000
Alana
(100 days ago)
Thinking of you and sending good vibes XX
$500
Rhonda Nuber (Germany)
(100 days ago)
Hi Erica, I am a friend of Liv's. I wish you all the very best. Good luck!
$50
Lorelle
(100 days ago)
Lots of love xx
$500
Anonymous
(100 days ago)
$100
Dickson’s (Karen, Robbie, David, Gabriel and Abigail)
(100 days ago)
Good luck Erica! Thinking of you xxx
$500
Darryl, Jess, Lily, Sophie & Anita
(100 days ago)
Lots of love to you Ericax
$100
Michelle
(100 days ago)
Best wishes for your successful recovery
$50
Donnè, Gareth, Caitlin and Juliet Clarke
(100 days ago)
Sending you lots of healing thoughts and prayers Erica. X
$50
Janice Lee
(100 days ago)
Sending you love, hope, and strength ❤️
$50
Owen Benn
(100 days ago)
I always back a winner. From Grandpa with all my love.
$5,000
Livia, Chris & Annabelle
(101 days ago)
Sending you all our love Erica xx
$500
Peter Davis
(101 days ago)
Such strength, stay strong as I know you will
$600
Dave Kahl & Craig Whiting
(101 days ago)
$500
Kieren Davis
(101 days ago)
Keep up the fight Erica. Lot's of Love. Kieren
$300
Ann Nitschke
(101 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
(101 days ago)
Keep fighting Erica! Sending all our love xx
$500
Claudia Benn
(102 days ago)
Sending love and best wishes x
$150
Steph Stadelmann
(102 days ago)
Sending you love and light.
$60
Peter and Amy
(103 days ago)
With love xxx
$1,000
Paul and Deb
(103 days ago)
Erica, Our thoughts are with you. Keep strong.
$1,000
Tim Eyre
(103 days ago)
From what Tori has said you sound like a truly amazing person. I hope this helps.
$50
John & Dell
(103 days ago)
Our thoughts are with you,stay strong.
$1,000
Natalie Strijland
(103 days ago)
Love you Erica xx
$1,000
Jan Swindale
(104 days ago)
My very best wishes Erica x
$50
Anonymous
(104 days ago)
$50
Kym, Juergen, Lily and Lucas
(104 days ago)
Sending you strength and love.
$50
Alfredson Family
(104 days ago)
Paying forward kindness we've received in times of need. From our family to yours with love, Erica
$100
Louise Bolger
(104 days ago)
Keep on going on Erica. We're with you! Keep up the good work Erica. You will bea
$100
Dad
(104 days ago)
Love you
$10,000
The Fishers
(104 days ago)
$50
Julie, Paul, Aisling and Cormac
(104 days ago)
Thinking of you Erica xx
$100
❤️
(104 days ago)
$5,000
Ian, Lisa & Emma McLauchlan
(104 days ago)
Our prayers are with you 🙏🙏🙏
$50
Teneille & Matt Todd
(104 days ago)
Wishing you all the best.
$50
Vera (Devai) Yule and family
(104 days ago)
Sending you much love and strength xxx
$100
Kirstie Henning
(105 days ago)
Thinking of you Erica (Philippa's friend) x
$100
Sharyn, Andy, Anika, Matilda and Ben
(105 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
(105 days ago)
With much love Erica. Your strength is inspiring! xxxxx
$100
David Benn
(105 days ago)
We admire your strength Erica; best wishes from David & Chris.
$5,000
John & Glennis Swinson
(105 days ago)
We are thinking good thoughts in your direction.
$1,000
Kevin
(105 days ago)
To my special girl with love xx
$4,000
The Uhlmann’s
(105 days ago)
Lots of love to you and your beautiful family Erica ❤️
$100
David Bell
(105 days ago)
Erica, all of the best. You have been true inspiration to us all.
$1,000
❤️
(105 days ago)
Much love
$5,000
Philippa, Todd, Matilda and Oscar
(105 days ago)
Love you!
$1,000
Robyn, Chris and Bailey
(106 days ago)
Any friend of Kate's is a friend of ours!! Sending love to you and your family. ❤️
$30
Andrew White
(106 days ago)
$1,000
Tim, Andrena, Darcy & Clancy
(106 days ago)
Lots of love xxoo
$50
John Mary, Aoife and Shona
(106 days ago)
All our love
$150
Ski Ireland Wright family
(106 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
(106 days ago)
All our love to you xx
$1,000
Pete and Helen Spencer
(106 days ago)
Stay strong xo
$100
Cara Herington
(106 days ago)
$100
Sophie Bult
(106 days ago)
Stay strong. Xo
$30
Giblicks (Helena, Loch and the boys)
(106 days ago)
All our love and support - ready to kick cancers butt with some serious kick ass drugs.
$1,000
Anonymous
(106 days ago)
$30
Macready Crew
(106 days ago)
All the best xx
$200
Belinda Burton
(106 days ago)
You’ve got this, Erica x
$200
Anonymous
(106 days ago)
$100
Sally Newman
(106 days ago)
Xxx
$100
Tiffany, Stuart, Grace & Henry
(106 days ago)
xx
$1,000
Lisa Toohey
(106 days ago)
Lots of love to you Erica. Thinking of you from afar.
$750
Kerry, Matthew & Skye Forbes
(106 days ago)
With light & love from the Forbes Clan
$100
Bloomerkins family
(106 days ago)
Sending lots of love and good vibes your way, AJ, Alfred, Dean and Ann x
$150
Jeremy and Tori Miller
(106 days ago)
$1,000
The Pennells x 5
(106 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
(106 days ago)
You are a strong woman. We love you
$100
Geleeta
(106 days ago)
Good luck with your treatment Erica. You always have such a positive energy. xxx
$50
Hridesh Bhardwaj
(106 days ago)
All the best !!!
$100
Forde family
(106 days ago)
With all our love xxx
$1,000
Frie and family
(106 days ago)
Wishing you the best! Thinking of you!
$100
Jodie, Doug, Harry (Toms mate and cricket buddy), Minnie and Georgie
(106 days ago)
The Bardon community always has you in their thoughts erica xx
$50
Kim and Stewart Morgan
(106 days ago)
My 47 yo hubby is battling metastatic Pleomorphic Sarcoma
$100
The Raymond Heinonen Kirkpatricks
(106 days ago)
Sending all of our love xx
$1,000
Hayley
(106 days ago)
A random stranger, wishing you well.
$30
Akadia Training
(106 days ago)
Wishing you all the best Erica
$500
Ann Nitschke
(106 days ago)
Sent with all my love Erica
$1,000
Angus,Kate, Archie, Hamish and Fergus Campbell
(106 days ago)
I hope every donation big or small helps to smash this nasty cancer. X
$100
Kate and Richard Vines
(106 days ago)
Wishing you all the best.
$250
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