Head Shave for MEN2a

My daughter's Indie and Kenzie suffer from a genetic cancer known as MEN2a (Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2a) unfortunately they happen to have an aggressive mutation of MEN2a. This is something that will affect them for their lives.
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$3,080.00 donated of $1,000.00 goal
53 Donors
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I want to raise awareness and support research for this foundation, NeuroEndocrine  Cancer Australia. So I thought what better way to do it by shaving my hair. My hair is something that I have allowed to define me so for me sacrificing my hair is a small price to help assist others.

Indie and Kenzie suffer from a genetic cancer known as MEN2a (Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2a) unfortunately they happen to have an aggressive mutation of MEN2a.

Indie had a Thyroidectomy at the age of 24 months, Kenzie is following suit and being watched closely after her blood test results came back extremely high and abnormal. It is likely she may need a Thyroidectomy at an earlier age than Indie otherwise it will also be at 2 years of age.

After a thyroidectomy the risk of cancer does not disappear it just reduces as this genetic mutation can and will cause cancers elsewhere in the body.

Throughout their childhood there is and will be doctors and specialist appointments, countless blood tests and monitoring every 3 to 6 months until the are adults. Once they are adults they have on going tests every second year to watch and make sure nothing else Abnormal is occurring.

Then when, and if, our girls decide to have children the have a 50% chance to pass the gene mutation on to their children.

I don’t physically experience the challenges my partner and children face so to show support to them and others I am wanting to shave my head to raise awareness and assist with ongoing research into neuroendocrine cancers and support for families dealing and living with these diseases

  1. Lee Murphy

    $50.00
    With love from Lee, Tahnee, Kayleigh and Skylah ❤️
  2. Katrina Miller

    $50.00
    Love from mumma xxx
  3. Mark Mudie

    $50.00
  4. Susan McAdam

    $200.00
    For two special girls! Love always Susan Bailey
  5. Emma Brown

    $50.00
  6. Melissa Chandler

    $50.00
  7. Maddy & Aaron C

    $50.00
    ❤️
  8. Abbey & Mike Ruigrok

    $200.00
    Love you guys!
  9. Peter Atkinson

    $30.00
  10. Bec&John Dreyer

    $50.00
    You’re amazing! So, so proud of you all. Xx
  11. Pete Jen Mulhall

    $100.00
  12. Samantha Rainey

    $100.00
  13. Ashlee Harbud

    $50.00
  14. Corey Nehez

    $50.00
    Can’t imagine how hard it would be for you and your family so hopefully this can help towards the cause
  15. john murphy

    $100.00
    all the best to you and your family
  16. Tim Cutlack

    $100.00
    A fantastic effort to the Hollins family!
  17. Renee Dickson

    $100.00
    Good Luck Em. Anything to help your beautiful fam / kids.
  18. Russell Murdoch

    $50.00
  19. JULES INSALL

    $50.00
    Hey Emily and Adam. What a fantastic initiative you are doing to create awareness and raise important $$$ in the fight against this cancer. You both know directly of my family history and indeed directly involved in my cancer fight, so I am only too wiling to help. All the best and hope you get way much more $$$ raised. Jules
  20. Liz Haydon

    $50.00
  21. Celeste Cox

    $25.00
    Very brave family! Love you all xx
  22. Denny Hughes

    $50.00
  23. Trentt Frawley

    $50.00
    You’re a bloody legend em!!!
  24. M B

    $5.00
    From MB
  25. Chris Bywater

    $50.00
  26. Sue Hollins

    $100.00
    To our brave little girls and their fierce Mummy. We are very proud of you, Lots of Love Nanny & Poppy XO
  27. E B

    $5.00
    From EB
  28. J B

    $5.00
  29. Emily Rainey

    $10.00
  30. Tiffini Seehusen

    $150.00
  31. Anonymous

    $100.00
  32. Lloyd Snyder

    $30.00
  33. Robyn Thomas

    $100.00
  34. Rebecca Pyke

    $50.00
  35. Paul McDonald

    $50.00
  36. Robert Harding

    $100.00
  37. Pauline O'Meara

    $50.00
  38. Rachel Millar

    $25.00
    Love you guys! Go Em xx
  39. Taneil Fudge

    $50.00
  40. Kathryn Taylor

    $20.00
  41. Simon Robinson

    $20.00
  42. Delta Preston

    $100.00
  43. Tiarna Borleis

    $50.00
    Proud of you and your girls! Love you guys x
  44. Tony Riley

    $50.00
    Good luck
  45. Taryn Bosua

    $50.00
    Do anything for these beautiful humans!!!!!
  46. Shelby Maron

    $10.00
  47. Cris Mammarella

    $20.00
    My heart goes out to you Emily and your amazing kids. When ever I can I will donate to keep raising money together we can help. God bless
  48. Jami-lee Robinson

    $20.00
  49. Tim Phillips

    $150.00
    It's hard to imagine what you guy's have already gone through let alone the process ahead. You guy's have done one hell of a fantastic job and will continue to. Shaving your hair for this cause, absolutely amazing and I'm certain Adam will to shave his! I have no doubt you'll raise your goal of $1000 and some! Phillips Fam ☺
  50. Ashley Nealon

    $20.00
    Crikey! Power to ya!
  51. Emily Cook

    $20.00
    Good on you Emily 👏 Such a great role model to your kids.
  52. Tamara Fabbro

    $10.00
    Hope everyone can dig deep and donate
  53. Anonymous

    $5.00
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