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Helping Megan Heke

Helping Megan Heke

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On the 25th of June 2017, I presented with food poisoning-like symptoms.  Unfortunately that wasn’t the case- I was diagnosed with Gastric Intestinal Stromal Tumour Cancer (GIST) stomach cancer.

My name is Megan Heke I am 42 years of age, a single mother of two children - Jack (6) and Laine (3). On the 25th of June 2017, I presented with food poisoning-like symptoms. Unfortunately that wasn’t the case- I was diagnosed with Gastric Intestinal Stromal Tumour Cancer (GIST) stomach cancer. At the time my youngest son Laine was 3 months old.

This cancer is a metastatic disease and surgery wasn’t an option.

My treatment to date has been oral chemotherapy started with Gleevec (Imatinib) in July 2017. This treatment worked for 12 months but then we started to see changes / growth on my scan results.

I commenced new treatment Sutent (Sunitinib) doing 4-week cycles on treatment and 2 weeks off. Unfortunately, the same has occurred; it worked for over 12 months and now we are seeing growth on the scan results.

I now need a new treatment however there is no funding / money to support this.

I’m a single mum who works part time due to cancer symptoms / chemotherapy side effects, therefore I don’t have the funds available to pay for my own treatment.

Please help me to fund my treatment, my boys need their mother to be here for them.

I thank you for your support from the bottom of my heart this will be life changing 😊


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