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Helping Liz Pickworth

Helping Liz Pickworth

In the first week of December 2018, 31-year-old mother of one, Elizabeth Pickworth was diagnosed with cancer of the Thymus gland, a rare cancer that affects less than 1 person per 1.5 million population.

Elizabeth’s cancer was advanced, a stage IV thymoma 11x12x15cm in size situated above her heart, surrounding her major arteries – the size and location making surgery very risky. Days before Christmas, Elizabeth started a chemotherapy regimen, but it was not effective in reducing the overall size of the tumour. Despite limited success with chemotherapy, the Cardiothorasic Surgeon was confident he could operate to try and remove most of the tumour as possible. Post-surgery, Elizabeth will undergo months of radiotherapy to try and target the remaining tumour and leave her cancer free.

In mid-April this year, Elizabeth will undergo a Clamshell Thoracotomy, a major surgery where doctors not only crack open the sternum, but also cut along the chest to the side and possibly up the neck. Due to the size and location of the tumour, there is a chance Elizabeth’s left side diaphragm will be paralysed for the rest of her life. Luckily she has well-functioning lungs! However, a part of the tumour is also attached the pleura of the left lung which also may mean possible removal of a portion of her lung.

Despite the news and extensive treatment required, Elizabeth continues to work to support her family and maintain a positive attitude.

Elizabeth says “half the battle is psychological, so if I win that side of things, everything else is not as hard.”

Elizabeth is not a stranger to major surgery having open heart surgery as a child to correct a large hole called a ventricular septal defect (VSD Repair).

Elizabeth is the Office Manager at Proximity, a leading advisory firm in Canberra and although only being with us for 6 months, she is a valued member of our team.

Elizabeth will require time off work, and we would like to make life a little easier for her and her family by encouraging people to donate to ensure she can get as much rest after surgery and not have to worry about finances for a while.

“Liz means the world to us and although we are supporting her as much as possible, it would be wonderful to see people in our community – far and wide – find it in their hearts to donate to such a wonderful cause” said Zoe Lynam, Proximity Chief Operating Officer.


Anonymous
(10 days ago)
$30
Proceeds from Trivia Night - Coin on Allbids
(81 days ago)
$2,042
Terry and Jenelle
(82 days ago)
$100
Proximity Trivia Night (Raffles)
(86 days ago)
$1,611
Rukshi
(88 days ago)
Get well soon!
$30
Simon Blake (Trivia Night Hotshots Auction Item)
(89 days ago)
Such a great night and so good to see you on your feet again Liz
$200
Anonymous
(90 days ago)
$30
Cinthia Perez
(91 days ago)
Hi Liz, I hope you get better soon from one of your new colleagues at Proximity.
$100
Mel Black (Duxton voucher)
(92 days ago)
$130
David Mahony
(92 days ago)
Great to see you Liz, it was a fun night.
$250
Anonymous
(92 days ago)
$75
Glen B
(92 days ago)
For Bill Shorten wine
$100
Ivan and Briana Lloyd
(92 days ago)
All the best :)
$110
James and Ali Dunn
(92 days ago)
We are cheering for you Liz.
$1,160
Sean King
(92 days ago)
$1,170
Joe maher
(92 days ago)
$160
troy ellery
(92 days ago)
$110
Table 10
(92 days ago)
Wishing you a speedy and complete recovery
$300
Sean O
(92 days ago)
Pearl Earrings
$300
Anonymous
(92 days ago)
$100
Kendall Wegener
(92 days ago)
$170
Caitlin Morgan
(92 days ago)
$40
Chris Locke
(92 days ago)
Great trivia night - best wishes
$160
Anonymous
(92 days ago)
$60
Julie Fox
(92 days ago)
Stay strong Liz.
$210
Tara Munro-Mobbs
(92 days ago)
Thank you Liz
$100
Sarah Byrne
(92 days ago)
$110
John Y
(92 days ago)
$30
Ellen
(92 days ago)
$190
Shivani Harland
(92 days ago)
$110
Fiona Neil
(92 days ago)
Thanks for our romantic night out!
$265
Ann Whitaker
(92 days ago)
Trivia night bmw
$500
Sarah Byrne
(92 days ago)
Speedy recovery, Liz! ❤️
$1,200
Tara
(92 days ago)
So lovely you and your family could be here tonight
$500
Lachlan Armstrong
(92 days ago)
Trivia Charity Fundraiser - sit in the Commentary Box with Tim Gavel
$520
Bec Hughes
(92 days ago)
The least we can do. Get better soon.
$700
Simon Pennington
(92 days ago)
$100
Erin, Mick, Zoey & Eva Roses
(92 days ago)
Stay strong and keep smiling
$50
Anonymous
(92 days ago)
$150
Trivia Night contribution from one of the Proximity family
(92 days ago)
$200
Hayley Stewart
(92 days ago)
$30
Anonymous
(93 days ago)
$100
Nikki
(93 days ago)
Wishing you all the best Liz.
$30
Anonymous
(93 days ago)
$100
Lucy Devitt
(93 days ago)
Best wishes, Liz.
$50
From Susanne Roberts & Michael Thorn
(95 days ago)
Happy to help with this fundraising, Elizabeth. All the best
$50
Frances Brown
(95 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(96 days ago)
$5,000
Tara Taubenschlag
(99 days ago)
$100
Proximity Advisory Services
(101 days ago)
We are looking forward to seeing you at the Trivia night. With love from your Proximity family xx
$3,000
Maryam Habil
(108 days ago)
Proud of how you are dealing with this. Thank you for being an inspiration!
$350
Amanda
(113 days ago)
$100
Martine Pekarsky
(115 days ago)
Good luck with your battle, Liz.
$50
Georgina McKay
(123 days ago)
Best of luck during this difficult time.
$30
Carmel and Peter
(130 days ago)
Dear Liz and Family, you are in our thoughts and we trust that your journey will get easier now.
$200
Colin Wakefield
(134 days ago)
Keep fighting Liz, see you when you get back to the office
$100
Marwa
(137 days ago)
Praying from the depths of me for your swift recovery. May god protect you and your beautiful family
$200
Anonymous
(138 days ago)
$5,000
Shenee
(144 days ago)
$30
Anonymous
(147 days ago)
$200
Di, Bren & Claudia
(148 days ago)
Miss you all. Sending love and support. If anyone can get through this, it's you!
$100
Christopher Bilton
(150 days ago)
$300
Anonymous
(151 days ago)
$100
cc and gogo
(155 days ago)
$300
Leith Ball
(156 days ago)
Im Lizzy Norsas Nanna, sending my thoughts and prayers your way. Best wishes!
$300
Anonymous
(158 days ago)
$100
Steven Miles MP
(158 days ago)
All our best from Murrumba
$500
Anonymous
(158 days ago)
$270
Beverley Holt
(158 days ago)
Love and hope for you Liz
$500
Luana
(158 days ago)
Love you
$30
James Fenton
(159 days ago)
$30
Belinda Norrie
(159 days ago)
Liz, I wish you all the luck and happiness in the world
$30
Mark and Carolyn
(160 days ago)
Wishing you the very best xo
$50
Assed
(160 days ago)
With love and prayers
$200
Anonymous
(161 days ago)
$200
Tamar Crane
(161 days ago)
Sending love oxo
$1,000
Luke Marriott
(162 days ago)
You’re so very humble, and a perfect example of a great mother and wife. Sending my best wishes<3
$30
Anonymous
(162 days ago)
$100
Riley Meredith
(162 days ago)
You’ve got this Liz xx
$100
Anonymous
(163 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(163 days ago)
$15
Luca Asrress
(163 days ago)
Sending you love and strength Liz xx
$250
Ibrahim Elshamarka
(164 days ago)
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the famiy..Wishing you a quick recovery.
$30
Anonymous
(164 days ago)
$30
Anonymous
(164 days ago)
$100
Raymond Lam
(164 days ago)
$100
James Dunn
(164 days ago)
Your courage and positive spirit is an inspiration to us all Liz.
$1,000
From Hall & Wilcox partners
(164 days ago)
$1,000
Alistair Maclennan
(164 days ago)
Love from the Maclennans
$100
Roxane
(164 days ago)
$100
Kristina, Mohanned, and Jackson Shalaby
(165 days ago)
Our prayers are with you and your family. You're a strong and stubborn woman, you will best this!
$1,000
Anonymous
(165 days ago)
$100
neville and jacqui jones
(165 days ago)
$5,000
Anonymous
(165 days ago)
$200
Jennifer Ross
(165 days ago)
$100
Christine kounnas
(165 days ago)
You are amazing keep up the great work for you and your beautiful family x
$100
Rajani Rai
(165 days ago)
Sending you speedy recovery vibes.
$100
Anonymous
(166 days ago)
$20
Alison Davies
(166 days ago)
Good luck with your surgery - I hope it all goes well and you have a swift recovery.
$20
Anonymous
(166 days ago)
$50
Anonymous
(166 days ago)
$20
Liana Westcott
(166 days ago)
$100
Mayuran Sivarasa
(166 days ago)
Dear Elizabeth, Be strong. I am sure I will hear very soon thet you've fully recovered.
$50
david l
(166 days ago)
love your spirit
$50
Hawley
(166 days ago)
$30
Jay
(166 days ago)
Our thoughts and best wishes are with you!!
$30
Tara Munro-Mobbs
(166 days ago)
Keep well and keep living each moment
$250
Anonymous
(166 days ago)
$30
Amrish
(166 days ago)
Best wishes
$50
Amrish
(166 days ago)
Best wishes
$50
Anonymous
(166 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(166 days ago)
$10
Anonymous
(166 days ago)
$10
Anonymous
(166 days ago)
$20
Mel Black
(166 days ago)
Everyday I’m amazed at your strength & courage xx
$200
Ahmed Sadek
(166 days ago)
اللهم اشفها شفاء لا يغادر سقما يا رب العالمين
$25
Dick and Yvonne
(167 days ago)
We love you and are thinking of you. Keep your wonderful spirit strong.
$2,000
Anonymous
(167 days ago)
$50
Tania Sourdin
(168 days ago)
Sending some positive thoughts
$100
A huge fan from the Proximity family
(168 days ago)
You are awesome Liz. If everyone was like you the world would be a much better place :-)
$500
canberran
(168 days ago)
$100
Everton Fox
(168 days ago)
All the best Liz xxx
$100
Fiona, Jeff & Emma
(168 days ago)
You are amazing, smash this thing out of the park!
$50
Anonymous
(168 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(168 days ago)
$60
Michael Will
(169 days ago)
Best of luck with the surgery.
$500
Anonymous
(169 days ago)
$30
Nicole Dickson
(169 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(169 days ago)
$50
Anonymous
(169 days ago)
$30
Anonymous
(169 days ago)
$100
Lauren Brown
(169 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(169 days ago)
$500
Anonymous
(169 days ago)
$25
Anonymous
(169 days ago)
$100
Paola
(169 days ago)
All our love x
$50
Sean King
(169 days ago)
Our thoughts and best wishes are with you. Your resilience is amazing.
$1,000
Anonymous
(169 days ago)
$10
Salma
(169 days ago)
$50
Mark Moore
(169 days ago)
Best wishes. Stay strong
$100
Anonymous
(169 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(169 days ago)
$15
Colleen Chen
(169 days ago)
Can't wait to do a matcha session with you once this is out of the way Liz!
$250
Anonymous
(169 days ago)
$100
Abdallah Omar Awad Mohamed
(169 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(169 days ago)
$500
Anonymous
(169 days ago)
Love you sis
$50
Mike Watson
(169 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(169 days ago)
$55
Mark & Carolyn
(169 days ago)
Sending lots of prayers your way! 🙏🏼
$50
Anonymous
(169 days ago)
$30
Kerrie-Anne Luscombe
(169 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(169 days ago)
$500
Anonymous
(169 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(169 days ago)
$20
Anonymous
(169 days ago)
$100
Andy Rodger
(170 days ago)
Sending you loads of positive thoughts from New Zealand x
$100
Anonymous
(170 days ago)
$20
Madeleine
(170 days ago)
Liz, sending you our positive thoughts and best wishes. Travel gently xx
$400
Anonymous
(170 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(170 days ago)
$30
Anonymous
(170 days ago)
$500
Ali Alashwal
(170 days ago)
Stay strong and believe in yourself.
$30
Anonymous
(170 days ago)
$30
Deezer
(170 days ago)
$30
Stephen Reeves
(170 days ago)
$50
Anonymous
(170 days ago)
$30
One of your many friends!
(170 days ago)
Fuck cancer.
$100
Zoe Lynam
(170 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(170 days ago)
$50
Yasemin Selvi
(170 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(170 days ago)
$30
Karen Norsa
(170 days ago)
Love you Liz. Your strong! We all care about you here at the Norsa house hold.
$500
Anonymous
(170 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(170 days ago)
$50
Anonymous
(170 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(170 days ago)
$20
Anonymous
(170 days ago)
$20
Anonymous
(170 days ago)
$500
Anonymous
(170 days ago)
$50
Ahmad
(170 days ago)
I pray for you to be safe
$250
Anonymous
(170 days ago)
$25
Ahmed Ibrahim
(170 days ago)
$20
Anonymous
(170 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(170 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(170 days ago)
$200
Anonymous
(170 days ago)
$100
Ghassan
(170 days ago)
اللهم اشفها شفاء لايغادر سقما .. امين
$100
Anonymous
(170 days ago)
$100
Egyptian
(170 days ago)
Shafaha Allah wa 3afaha, bro
$200
Rob MacLean
(171 days ago)
The world needs more people interested in the legal implications of drones.
$250
Yasser
(171 days ago)
$30
Anonymous
(171 days ago)
$500
Peter Cain
(171 days ago)
Best wishes and blessings Liz. Peter
$50
Ty
(171 days ago)
Goodluck Liz all the best for you and your family.
$50
Xole
(171 days ago)
See you underwater in December!
$30
Anonymous
(171 days ago)
$30
Anonymous
(171 days ago)
$50
C.H.
(171 days ago)
I can only imagine the journey ahead! You are truly so brave!
$30
Ahmed
(171 days ago)
الله يشافيها
$30
Anonymous
(171 days ago)
$50
Mohamed
(171 days ago)
اللهم اشفها شفاء لا يغادر سقما
$150
Anonymous
(171 days ago)
$30
Ahmad Solyman
(171 days ago)
$50
Anonymous
(171 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(171 days ago)
$50
Anonymous
(171 days ago)
$30
Anonymous
(171 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(171 days ago)
$20
Anonymous
(171 days ago)
$50
Mo & Yusra
(171 days ago)
Keep fighting, Liz. You got this
$100
Anonymous
(171 days ago)
$50
Anonymous
(171 days ago)
$500
Anonymous
(171 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(171 days ago)
$1,000
Anonymous
(171 days ago)
$30
Anonymous
(171 days ago)
$30
Moe Said
(171 days ago)
$50
Anonymous
(171 days ago)
$20
Anonymous
(171 days ago)
$20
Hayan
(171 days ago)
Get well soon
$15
Gaz
(171 days ago)
Get well soon
$50
Anonymous
(171 days ago)
$500
Anonymous
(171 days ago)
$50
Loai Shokry
(171 days ago)
Get well soon. God bless you
$50
Amir Ezzat
(171 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(171 days ago)
$100
DS
(171 days ago)
Keep believing
$500
Anonymous
(171 days ago)
$50
Alysha Stanford
(171 days ago)
Stay strong Liz xx ❤️
$20
Anonymous
(171 days ago)
$30
Anonymous
(171 days ago)
$50
Sarah Oakley
(171 days ago)
Sending you all my love and strength xo
$200
Veronica Sagredo
(171 days ago)
You got this!
$40
Anonymous
(171 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(171 days ago)
$30
Anonymous
(171 days ago)
$100
MG
(171 days ago)
Stay strong for yourself and for your family, they need you as much as you need them. Get well soon
$1,000
Egyptian
(171 days ago)
I wish you all the best and quick recovery.
$50
Anonymous
(171 days ago)
$50
Anonymous
(171 days ago)
$100
ALY NEGM
(171 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(171 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(171 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(171 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(171 days ago)
$200
I greatly admire your strength and resilience. You will beat this Liz
(171 days ago)
$250
Michelle Haines
(171 days ago)
$50
Katy Barnett
(171 days ago)
All the best Liz. We're thinking of you and your family, and hoping you get well soon.
$50
Courtney Phillips
(171 days ago)
Sending you all of the love and positivity. You’ve got this, you are so strong xxx
$200
Bronwyn Fagan
(171 days ago)
$50
Suzie, Bruno and Kaio Manfredini
(171 days ago)
You can fight this my dear, believe in yourself! Lots of love xxxxxxx
$50
Anonymous
(171 days ago)
$1,000
Judy Clayton
(171 days ago)
So, so glad to be able to help you my beautiful friend. Wishing you strength and love 💕 xx
$100
Luana
(171 days ago)
This is small but weekly and when I do better I can’t wait to do more for you
$30
Ashleigh Good (Edgecumbe)
(171 days ago)
$50
Su-Ann and Andrew
(171 days ago)
You've been such a star Liz! Let's kick this awful thing and let you have your life back! 🤗
$100
Aunty Barbara, Robyn, Peter & Family
(171 days ago)
Stay strong Elizabeth and we hope goes well for you! xx
$200
Anonymous
(171 days ago)
$30
Sue Alcorn
(171 days ago)
Get well soon.
$30
aliya alwi
(171 days ago)
$100
Rachael & John Thorpe
(172 days ago)
With love xxx
$30
Verity Peterson
(172 days ago)
Sending you so much love xoxo
$300
Anonymous
(172 days ago)
$50
John Passant
(172 days ago)
Lots of love Liz. All the best.
$100
Andre Penedo
(172 days ago)
$100
Bec Hayward
(172 days ago)
Xoxo
$25
Sharon Coward
(172 days ago)
All the best wishes for a full recovery Liz, stay strong Sxx
$100
Alisha beveridge
(172 days ago)
$50
Maryam Alaa Gameela
(172 days ago)
Wishing you nothing but love and recovery
$100
Catherine Thomas
(172 days ago)
Liz, you are strong, you are bright. you are loved. May you beat this disease!
$200
Paul Cockrem
(172 days ago)
Opps! I thought I was renewing my One Nation membership! :)
$100
Anna Woods
(172 days ago)
You are very special and an inspiration, Liz, and deserve nothing but the best outcome
$500
Anonymous
(172 days ago)
$50
Caroline & Paul -Brisbane
(172 days ago)
$100
Richard and Kate Vines
(173 days ago)
With our very best wishes. Stay strong.
$250
Category: Patient
Tags: thymoma; liz; liz pickworth; mother; tymus gland,
$67,493
raised of $100,000 Goal
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