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Plea to help mum

Dawn Gibson
Friday, May 09, 2014

THE plight of four children to pay for their mother's radiotherapy bills is slowly gaining momentum through a website they set up to raise $A20,000 ($F34,000) towards her treatment.

Sofaia Tukana, in Australia undergoing chemotherapy and soon to be undergoing radiotherapy, was diagnosed with breast cancer here in Fiji in October last year.

Treatment towards helping her since then have been paid from her own money and with the help of her husband.

With this in mind, their daughter Esther Tukana, set up a website, http://www.gofundme.com/supermum to help raise funds for the treatment.

"Now we need more funds for her radiation treatment which she needs to undergo to ensure that the cancer does not reappear," Ms Esther explained yesterday.

"Donations have been a little slow but at the same time donations that have come in so far have been overwhelming. The other thing that amazes us is how strangers have willingly donated too.

"We need to pay for mum's treatment before it begins on May 26. We've managed to pay $A3802.40 ($F6555) so far through donations and small fundraisers and have around $A20,000 ($F34,000) to go."

Ms Esther said with costs for reviews also adding to the bill, they might need to collect more than the $A20,000 mark.

"Her doctors have been amazed at how well she has responded to chemotherapy, despite some tough days she's encountered, she's doing well."

The family is pleading with members of the public who can give online to take a look at the website and help them with their mission.

For those who cannot give online, they can help and make deposits to Westpac Suva Branch under the account name Kalolaini Tukana, account number 9804144302.








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