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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

On behalf of Livia Kelemen and Chris Hill
(6 days ago)
$500
Anonymous
(19 days ago)
$500
Anonymous
(53 days ago)
$500
Dani (Livi's friend)
(66 days ago)
one pebble of a mountain of love heading your way xo
$100
Jill Penridge
(81 days ago)
$200
Anonymous
(93 days ago)
$700
Susannah
(115 days ago)
I wish you all the very best Erica for a rapid recovery.
$50
Peter & Beverley McCosker
(121 days ago)
What a great effort it was to take a little "stroll" up Mt Kosiuosko. Best wishes
$100
Lizzie Kennedy at ISSR
(121 days ago)
Sending positive thoughts x
$20
Emily, David, Sophie and Sienna
(124 days ago)
Much love from us xo
$500
Dalwood-Wylie Foundation
(125 days ago)
All the best for your treatment from Helena Wylie, Managing Director of the Dalwood-Wylie Foundation
$500
Amanda Saunders
(126 days ago)
Sending strength your way!
$20
Niamh Lennon
(126 days ago)
$60
Anonymous
(130 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(149 days ago)
$50
Stef
(149 days ago)
$150
Mel, Warren, Ethan & Eliza
(151 days ago)
Sending big hugs your way Erica x
$150
Emma
(154 days ago)
Hugs and love xx
$100
Anonymous
(155 days ago)
$1,000
Sprott Family
(155 days ago)
Love❤️ & strength to you.
$250
Ruth Perrin
(165 days ago)
Wishing you a speedy recovery
$50
💗🎀🎈💐💗
(166 days ago)
With love & best wishes!
$5,000
Paula & Ben
(166 days ago)
Sending you much strength and hugs!
$1,000
Kirstie Bowe
(170 days ago)
All the best Erica!
$250
Elise & Michael
(170 days ago)
Erica - you are amazing. With love and best wishes xxx
$1,000
Brett Harris
(170 days ago)
I still laugh about the 2006 'work' trip with Swinno. You're an inspiration, Erica.
$1,000
Liesl and Andrew
(172 days ago)
$1,000
Anne bullen
(176 days ago)
$100
Kim, Arran, Jack, William and Josie
(176 days ago)
Sending love and best wishes to a beautiful friend xox
$100
Anonymous
(176 days ago)
$50
Sarah Liaw (nee Snip)
(180 days ago)
❤️ to you, Erica, and to your family
$200
Paula, Darryl and the Pather family
(182 days ago)
Erica, we wish you all the very best in your path to recovery. Your bravery is an inspiration. XX
$200
Katie Davis
(182 days ago)
Thinking of you, keep fighting
$200
Charlie Miller (Tom’s cricket mate)
(183 days ago)
$250
Kate Mike Hugo & Owen
(183 days ago)
Wellness to you and love to your family c
$50
Milani Family
(183 days ago)
We wish you all the best in your path to recovery. You are an inspiration to us all.
$200
Jo & Richard
(184 days ago)
$500
Trina and family
(184 days ago)
Thinking of you always and in so much awe of your strength and grace.
$500
Steve & Deb Davis
(184 days ago)
All our best wishes.
$100
Helen & Geza Kelemen
(184 days ago)
From Liv's parents. Sending our best wishes Erica.
$100
Eliza
(184 days ago)
Best wishes Erica! I’m a friend of Liv’s ❤️
$20
King & Wood Mallesons
(184 days ago)
We wish you all the best
$2,000
Alana
(185 days ago)
Thinking of you and sending good vibes XX
$500
Rhonda Nuber (Germany)
(185 days ago)
Hi Erica, I am a friend of Liv's. I wish you all the very best. Good luck!
$50
Lorelle
(185 days ago)
Lots of love xx
$500
Anonymous
(185 days ago)
$100
Dickson’s (Karen, Robbie, David, Gabriel and Abigail)
(185 days ago)
Good luck Erica! Thinking of you xxx
$500
Darryl, Jess, Lily, Sophie & Anita
(185 days ago)
Lots of love to you Ericax
$100
Michelle
(185 days ago)
Best wishes for your successful recovery
$50
Donnè, Gareth, Caitlin and Juliet Clarke
(185 days ago)
Sending you lots of healing thoughts and prayers Erica. X
$50
Janice Lee
(185 days ago)
Sending you love, hope, and strength ❤️
$50
Owen Benn
(185 days ago)
I always back a winner. From Grandpa with all my love.
$5,000
Livia, Chris & Annabelle
(186 days ago)
Sending you all our love Erica xx
$500
Peter Davis
(186 days ago)
Such strength, stay strong as I know you will
$600
Dave Kahl & Craig Whiting
(186 days ago)
$500
Kieren Davis
(186 days ago)
Keep up the fight Erica. Lot's of Love. Kieren
$300
Ann Nitschke
(186 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
(186 days ago)
Keep fighting Erica! Sending all our love xx
$500
Claudia Benn
(187 days ago)
Sending love and best wishes x
$150
Steph Stadelmann
(187 days ago)
Sending you love and light.
$60
Peter and Amy
(188 days ago)
With love xxx
$1,000
Paul and Deb
(188 days ago)
Erica, Our thoughts are with you. Keep strong.
$1,000
Tim Eyre
(188 days ago)
From what Tori has said you sound like a truly amazing person. I hope this helps.
$50
John & Dell
(188 days ago)
Our thoughts are with you,stay strong.
$1,000
Natalie Strijland
(188 days ago)
Love you Erica xx
$1,000
Jan Swindale
(189 days ago)
My very best wishes Erica x
$50
Anonymous
(189 days ago)
$50
Kym, Juergen, Lily and Lucas
(189 days ago)
Sending you strength and love.
$50
Alfredson Family
(189 days ago)
Paying forward kindness we've received in times of need. From our family to yours with love, Erica
$100
Louise Bolger
(189 days ago)
Keep on going on Erica. We're with you! Keep up the good work Erica. You will bea
$100
Dad
(189 days ago)
Love you
$10,000
The Fishers
(189 days ago)
$50
Julie, Paul, Aisling and Cormac
(189 days ago)
Thinking of you Erica xx
$100
❤️
(189 days ago)
$5,000
Ian, Lisa & Emma McLauchlan
(189 days ago)
Our prayers are with you 🙏🙏🙏
$50
Teneille & Matt Todd
(189 days ago)
Wishing you all the best.
$50
Vera (Devai) Yule and family
(189 days ago)
Sending you much love and strength xxx
$100
Kirstie Henning
(189 days ago)
Thinking of you Erica (Philippa's friend) x
$100
Sharyn, Andy, Anika, Matilda and Ben
(190 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
(190 days ago)
With much love Erica. Your strength is inspiring! xxxxx
$100
David Benn
(190 days ago)
We admire your strength Erica; best wishes from David & Chris.
$5,000
John & Glennis Swinson
(190 days ago)
We are thinking good thoughts in your direction.
$1,000
Kevin
(190 days ago)
To my special girl with love xx
$4,000
The Uhlmann’s
(190 days ago)
Lots of love to you and your beautiful family Erica ❤️
$100
David Bell
(190 days ago)
Erica, all of the best. You have been true inspiration to us all.
$1,000
❤️
(190 days ago)
Much love
$5,000
Philippa, Todd, Matilda and Oscar
(190 days ago)
Love you!
$1,000
Robyn, Chris and Bailey
(191 days ago)
Any friend of Kate's is a friend of ours!! Sending love to you and your family. ❤️
$30
Andrew White
(191 days ago)
$1,000
Tim, Andrena, Darcy & Clancy
(191 days ago)
Lots of love xxoo
$50
John Mary, Aoife and Shona
(191 days ago)
All our love
$150
Ski Ireland Wright family
(191 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
(191 days ago)
All our love to you xx
$1,000
Pete and Helen Spencer
(191 days ago)
Stay strong xo
$100
Cara Herington
(191 days ago)
$100
Sophie Bult
(191 days ago)
Stay strong. Xo
$30
Giblicks (Helena, Loch and the boys)
(191 days ago)
All our love and support - ready to kick cancers butt with some serious kick ass drugs.
$1,000
Anonymous
(191 days ago)
$30
Macready Crew
(191 days ago)
All the best xx
$200
Belinda Burton
(191 days ago)
You’ve got this, Erica x
$200
Anonymous
(191 days ago)
$100
Sally Newman
(191 days ago)
Xxx
$100
Tiffany, Stuart, Grace & Henry
(191 days ago)
xx
$1,000
Lisa Toohey
(191 days ago)
Lots of love to you Erica. Thinking of you from afar.
$750
Kerry, Matthew & Skye Forbes
(191 days ago)
With light & love from the Forbes Clan
$100
Bloomerkins family
(191 days ago)
Sending lots of love and good vibes your way, AJ, Alfred, Dean and Ann x
$150
Jeremy and Tori Miller
(191 days ago)
$1,000
The Pennells x 5
(191 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
(191 days ago)
You are a strong woman. We love you
$100
Geleeta
(191 days ago)
Good luck with your treatment Erica. You always have such a positive energy. xxx
$50
Hridesh Bhardwaj
(191 days ago)
All the best !!!
$100
Forde family
(191 days ago)
With all our love xxx
$1,000
Frie and family
(191 days ago)
Wishing you the best! Thinking of you!
$100
Jodie, Doug, Harry (Toms mate and cricket buddy), Minnie and Georgie
(191 days ago)
The Bardon community always has you in their thoughts erica xx
$50
Kim and Stewart Morgan
(191 days ago)
My 47 yo hubby is battling metastatic Pleomorphic Sarcoma
$100
The Raymond Heinonen Kirkpatricks
(191 days ago)
Sending all of our love xx
$1,000
Hayley
(191 days ago)
A random stranger, wishing you well.
$30
Akadia Training
(191 days ago)
Wishing you all the best Erica
$500
Ann Nitschke
(191 days ago)
Sent with all my love Erica
$1,000
Angus,Kate, Archie, Hamish and Fergus Campbell
(191 days ago)
I hope every donation big or small helps to smash this nasty cancer. X
$100
Kate and Richard Vines
(191 days ago)
Wishing you all the best.
$250
Category: Patient
Tags: bowel, bowel cancer, genomic sequencing, liver, patient stories, patient treatment fund, patients, treatment,