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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
(193 days ago)
$500
Anonymous
(205 days ago)
$500
Anonymous
(240 days ago)
$500
Dani (Livi's friend)
(253 days ago)
one pebble of a mountain of love heading your way xo
$100
Jill Penridge
(267 days ago)
$200
Anonymous
(280 days ago)
$700
Susannah
(302 days ago)
I wish you all the very best Erica for a rapid recovery.
$50
Peter & Beverley McCosker
(308 days ago)
What a great effort it was to take a little "stroll" up Mt Kosiuosko. Best wishes
$100
Lizzie Kennedy at ISSR
(308 days ago)
Sending positive thoughts x
$20
Emily, David, Sophie and Sienna
(310 days ago)
Much love from us xo
$500
Dalwood-Wylie Foundation
(311 days ago)
All the best for your treatment from Helena Wylie, Managing Director of the Dalwood-Wylie Foundation
$500
Amanda Saunders
(312 days ago)
Sending strength your way!
$20
Niamh Lennon
(313 days ago)
$60
Anonymous
(317 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(335 days ago)
$50
Stef
(336 days ago)
$150
Mel, Warren, Ethan & Eliza
(337 days ago)
Sending big hugs your way Erica x
$150
Emma
(341 days ago)
Hugs and love xx
$100
Anonymous
(341 days ago)
$1,000
Sprott Family
(342 days ago)
Love❤️ & strength to you.
$250
Ruth Perrin
(352 days ago)
Wishing you a speedy recovery
$50
💗🎀🎈💐💗
(353 days ago)
With love & best wishes!
$5,000
Paula & Ben
(353 days ago)
Sending you much strength and hugs!
$1,000
Kirstie Bowe
(357 days ago)
All the best Erica!
$250
Elise & Michael
(357 days ago)
Erica - you are amazing. With love and best wishes xxx
$1,000
Brett Harris
(357 days ago)
I still laugh about the 2006 'work' trip with Swinno. You're an inspiration, Erica.
$1,000
Liesl and Andrew
(359 days ago)
$1,000
Anne bullen
(362 days ago)
$100
Kim, Arran, Jack, William and Josie
(362 days ago)
Sending love and best wishes to a beautiful friend xox
$100
Anonymous
(362 days ago)
$50
Sarah Liaw (nee Snip)
(366 days ago)
❤️ to you, Erica, and to your family
$200
Paula, Darryl and the Pather family
(369 days ago)
Erica, we wish you all the very best in your path to recovery. Your bravery is an inspiration. XX
$200
Katie Davis
(369 days ago)
Thinking of you, keep fighting
$200
Charlie Miller (Tom’s cricket mate)
(370 days ago)
$250
Kate Mike Hugo & Owen
(370 days ago)
Wellness to you and love to your family c
$50
Milani Family
(370 days ago)
We wish you all the best in your path to recovery. You are an inspiration to us all.
$200
Jo & Richard
(370 days ago)
$500
Trina and family
(371 days ago)
Thinking of you always and in so much awe of your strength and grace.
$500
Steve & Deb Davis
(371 days ago)
All our best wishes.
$100
Helen & Geza Kelemen
(371 days ago)
From Liv's parents. Sending our best wishes Erica.
$100
Eliza
(371 days ago)
Best wishes Erica! I’m a friend of Liv’s ❤️
$20
King & Wood Mallesons
(371 days ago)
We wish you all the best
$2,000
Alana
(371 days ago)
Thinking of you and sending good vibes XX
$500
Rhonda Nuber (Germany)
(371 days ago)
Hi Erica, I am a friend of Liv's. I wish you all the very best. Good luck!
$50
Lorelle
(371 days ago)
Lots of love xx
$500
Anonymous
(372 days ago)
$100
Dickson’s (Karen, Robbie, David, Gabriel and Abigail)
(372 days ago)
Good luck Erica! Thinking of you xxx
$500
Darryl, Jess, Lily, Sophie & Anita
(372 days ago)
Lots of love to you Ericax
$100
Michelle
(372 days ago)
Best wishes for your successful recovery
$50
Donnè, Gareth, Caitlin and Juliet Clarke
(372 days ago)
Sending you lots of healing thoughts and prayers Erica. X
$50
Janice Lee
(372 days ago)
Sending you love, hope, and strength ❤️
$50
Owen Benn
(372 days ago)
I always back a winner. From Grandpa with all my love.
$5,000
Livia, Chris & Annabelle
(372 days ago)
Sending you all our love Erica xx
$500
Peter Davis
(373 days ago)
Such strength, stay strong as I know you will
$600
Dave Kahl & Craig Whiting
(373 days ago)
$500
Kieren Davis
(373 days ago)
Keep up the fight Erica. Lot's of Love. Kieren
$300
Ann Nitschke
(373 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
(373 days ago)
Keep fighting Erica! Sending all our love xx
$500
Claudia Benn
(374 days ago)
Sending love and best wishes x
$150
Steph Stadelmann
(374 days ago)
Sending you love and light.
$60
Peter and Amy
(374 days ago)
With love xxx
$1,000
Paul and Deb
(374 days ago)
Erica, Our thoughts are with you. Keep strong.
$1,000
Tim Eyre
(374 days ago)
From what Tori has said you sound like a truly amazing person. I hope this helps.
$50
John & Dell
(375 days ago)
Our thoughts are with you,stay strong.
$1,000
Natalie Strijland
(375 days ago)
Love you Erica xx
$1,000
Jan Swindale
(375 days ago)
My very best wishes Erica x
$50
Anonymous
(375 days ago)
$50
Kym, Juergen, Lily and Lucas
(375 days ago)
Sending you strength and love.
$50
Alfredson Family
(375 days ago)
Paying forward kindness we've received in times of need. From our family to yours with love, Erica
$100
Louise Bolger
(375 days ago)
Keep on going on Erica. We're with you! Keep up the good work Erica. You will bea
$100
Dad
(375 days ago)
Love you
$10,000
The Fishers
(376 days ago)
$50
Julie, Paul, Aisling and Cormac
(376 days ago)
Thinking of you Erica xx
$100
❤️
(376 days ago)
$5,000
Ian, Lisa & Emma McLauchlan
(376 days ago)
Our prayers are with you 🙏🙏🙏
$50
Teneille & Matt Todd
(376 days ago)
Wishing you all the best.
$50
Vera (Devai) Yule and family
(376 days ago)
Sending you much love and strength xxx
$100
Kirstie Henning
(376 days ago)
Thinking of you Erica (Philippa's friend) x
$100
Sharyn, Andy, Anika, Matilda and Ben
(376 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
(376 days ago)
With much love Erica. Your strength is inspiring! xxxxx
$100
David Benn
(376 days ago)
We admire your strength Erica; best wishes from David & Chris.
$5,000
John & Glennis Swinson
(377 days ago)
We are thinking good thoughts in your direction.
$1,000
Kevin
(377 days ago)
To my special girl with love xx
$4,000
The Uhlmann’s
(377 days ago)
Lots of love to you and your beautiful family Erica ❤️
$100
David Bell
(377 days ago)
Erica, all of the best. You have been true inspiration to us all.
$1,000
❤️
(377 days ago)
Much love
$5,000
Philippa, Todd, Matilda and Oscar
(377 days ago)
Love you!
$1,000
Robyn, Chris and Bailey
(377 days ago)
Any friend of Kate's is a friend of ours!! Sending love to you and your family. ❤️
$30
Andrew White
(377 days ago)
$1,000
Tim, Andrena, Darcy & Clancy
(377 days ago)
Lots of love xxoo
$50
John Mary, Aoife and Shona
(377 days ago)
All our love
$150
Ski Ireland Wright family
(377 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
(377 days ago)
All our love to you xx
$1,000
Pete and Helen Spencer
(377 days ago)
Stay strong xo
$100
Cara Herington
(377 days ago)
$100
Sophie Bult
(377 days ago)
Stay strong. Xo
$30
Giblicks (Helena, Loch and the boys)
(377 days ago)
All our love and support - ready to kick cancers butt with some serious kick ass drugs.
$1,000
Anonymous
(377 days ago)
$30
Macready Crew
(377 days ago)
All the best xx
$200
Belinda Burton
(377 days ago)
You’ve got this, Erica x
$200
Anonymous
(377 days ago)
$100
Sally Newman
(377 days ago)
Xxx
$100
Tiffany, Stuart, Grace & Henry
(377 days ago)
xx
$1,000
Lisa Toohey
(377 days ago)
Lots of love to you Erica. Thinking of you from afar.
$750
Kerry, Matthew & Skye Forbes
(377 days ago)
With light & love from the Forbes Clan
$100
Bloomerkins family
(377 days ago)
Sending lots of love and good vibes your way, AJ, Alfred, Dean and Ann x
$150
Jeremy and Tori Miller
(377 days ago)
$1,000
The Pennells x 5
(377 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
(377 days ago)
You are a strong woman. We love you
$100
Geleeta
(378 days ago)
Good luck with your treatment Erica. You always have such a positive energy. xxx
$50
Hridesh Bhardwaj
(378 days ago)
All the best !!!
$100
Forde family
(378 days ago)
With all our love xxx
$1,000
Frie and family
(378 days ago)
Wishing you the best! Thinking of you!
$100
Jodie, Doug, Harry (Toms mate and cricket buddy), Minnie and Georgie
(378 days ago)
The Bardon community always has you in their thoughts erica xx
$50
Kim and Stewart Morgan
(378 days ago)
My 47 yo hubby is battling metastatic Pleomorphic Sarcoma
$100
The Raymond Heinonen Kirkpatricks
(378 days ago)
Sending all of our love xx
$1,000
Hayley
(378 days ago)
A random stranger, wishing you well.
$30
Akadia Training
(378 days ago)
Wishing you all the best Erica
$500
Ann Nitschke
(378 days ago)
Sent with all my love Erica
$1,000
Angus,Kate, Archie, Hamish and Fergus Campbell
(378 days ago)
I hope every donation big or small helps to smash this nasty cancer. X
$100
Kate and Richard Vines
(378 days ago)
Wishing you all the best.
$250
Category: Patient
Tags: bowel, bowel cancer, genomic sequencing, liver, patient stories, patient treatment fund, patients, treatment,