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Keep Kirk Kickin'!
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Kirk Dakers: 29 years old, funny, outgoing, talented. Diagnosed with Advanced Stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in April 2012. Please help us raise funds to get the treatment he needs and let's Keep Kirk Kickin'! More ...


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Nicola Turilli
03 1395 0040270 001
Swift Code (if needed) WPACNZ2W

Cheques can also be made out to Kirk and sent to: 

P O Box 20372
Christchurch 8543

Take a look at photos of Kirk here!

Kirk is 29, living in Nelson, New Zealand, and early 2012 was diagnosed with Advanced Stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Cancer.

He is a loyal son, brother, cousin, friend to many and the love of my life! Kirk is incredibly funny, outgoing, and intelligent and was loving his career as a flight instructor up until he lost his Medical Certificate, stopping him from flying, due to his diagnosis.

Tumours are growing throughout his chest, neck and hip area from cancer stemming from his Lymph Nodes. Lymph nodes act as filters or traps for foreign particles and are important in the proper functioning of the immune system.

New Zealand oncologists have zapped him with all the chemo, (9 month’s worth), and radiotherapy they could safely administer, including a Stem Cell Transplant. Alarmingly, Kirks cancer has won over every treatment and therefore a cure through conventional medicine is no longer an option.

We are currently utilising natural therapies including a healthy diet (rich in plant based foods, organics and superfoods and limiting sugar, dairy and additive consumption), exercise, meditation, Reiki, Spiritual Healing, Nutritional supplements, herbal remedies... the works! 

While continuing with these natural therapies, our next step is to raise funds for our next source of hope: CTC (Circulating Tumour Cells). Simply put, medical professionals take a sample of Kirk's cells, ship them overseas (really quickly!), and test out various cancer treatments, such as other chemotherapy agents, monoclonal antibodies, hormones, botanicals and nutrients that target his specific cancer.

Once an effective treatment has been identified - this could take about a month - we then need to find a health professional, either here in New Zealand or overseas to carry out the recommended treatment plan. This may need to be done privately, which will increase the cost.  We do not know what the ongoing cost will be of the treatment plan going forward, but we know it will be substantial, as the testing alone is NZD $6000.

In addition to the CTC testing (NZD $6000) and subsequent treatment plan, some of Kirk’s ongoing approximate monthly treatment costs include;

  • Alternative specialist sessions – NZD $300
  • Nutrients/Supplements – NZD $650 - $800
  • Organic Vegetables - NZD $220

We are extremely proud of Kirk and support the ongoing treatment plan he has chosen. This website has been set up to help provide him with the financial support he needs to pursue this treatment plan and relieve the stress associated with the worry of money surrounding it, which in itself is detrimental to maintaining wellness.

Therefore we are asking for one off or ongoing donations to help fund our mission to

We would be incredibly grateful for your generosity and support!.

Many thanks,

Nicola (and behalf of Kirk and his family and friends)

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