Urgent Support Needed for Tony Dowling's Cancer Journey!
$24,160 raised
40% of $60k goal
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17 Days left Ends Jun 11, 2019

Hi, my names Matt my wife and I have been friends with Tony and Tracy for nearly twenty years. They are a beautiful family and it was such a shock when I got the call from Tony recently telling me of his cancer diagnosis!

I’m sure most of you have been following his journey as we have and are sending a constant stream of love, positive thoughts and prayers their way.

I spoke again with Tony last week and heard the news of the new diagnosis and upgrade from stage 1 to stage 4.

Truly heartbreaking to hear, but Tony is as positive and faith-filled as always, a true inspiration, we stand strong with them believing for a full recovery!

Tony - Positive and Fighting

He told me briefly of some of the struggles of dealing with the unexpected expenses and also the obvious loss of income etc. but expressed that he knows that God has it all under control and that he is confident of a positive outcome.

After our chat I got off the phone and probably like many of you who are not physically located near Tony and Tracy in Sydney Australia, I thought to myself, there has to be something we can do to help, so I have set up this campaign in the hope that you will all join us in standing together to help make a massive difference to Tonys journey!

Following is a snapshot of the Dowling family, a link to Tony’s journey so far which you can follow and the reasons why our donations are so very vital and impactful at this time for them...

Dowling FamilyTony is 46 years old and has been married to Tracy for 19 yrs. They live on the northern beaches of Sydney with their two boys Max 16 and Noah 14. The family is heavily involved in local basketball through the boy's school and the Manly representative level comps. Tracy is involved at the boy's school and helps co-ordinate and manage multiple basketball teams. 

Basket Ball BoysTony has a background as a school teacher, business entrepreneur and currently works in training and software development. They are active members of the local community, and church and love travelling, family time and adventures of any kind.

Tony and Tracy have impacted the lives of so many people around the globe and locally with their big hearts and generous souls.

We all have been positively influenced by this amazing couple in some shape or form, through either school, community, business or church life.Tony and Tracy

Here is a link where you can follow Tony’s journey and progress:

https://www.mylifeline.org/invitation/FOTY/b53c54fcc2abfed6f3d977439df0c4c309e98f36fff675b0772a480f52894be2

How we can help:

Tony has just had surgery to remove bowel cancer which has also spread to his right lung.

Tony’s diagnosis has now jumped from stage 1 to stage 4!

This means that it is full steam ahead for aggressive chemotherapy treatment for the next 6 mths, followed by lung surgery around November 2019.

Tony Hosp Bed

They are in the process of trying to access some insurance funds, but there is a 3 mth waiting period that is not covered and then funds will still only cover 3/4 of normal income.

On top of that, there are all the additional medical bills, hospital expenses, gap payments, medications and day to day additional expenses that come with this type of treatment...

We want Tony, Tracy and the boys to be able to focus on the important things and keep any additional stress to a minimum. We would like to provide enough to get them through this 4 month transition period and also give them a buffer so that there is not a financial burden and pressure on them over the next 6 months.

We would like to enable Tracy to not have to take up any additional work to cover any shortfall and added expenses, but be able to spend the time with Tony and attend to all the necessary appointments and give him all the required care and attention needed at this time.

After calculating the amount needed to cover their everyday expenses keeping them afloat and to keep life as normal as possible, plus enough to help cover their ongoing medical costs for the next 6 months, we have set a goal to raise $60K.

Anything above that will go towards any additional ongoing medical expenses and treatment required.

Dowling Family Water

We kindly ask you to consider donating to help bless Tony and his family at this time as they link arms and stand together with friends, and family near and far to fight this nasty thing head on!

If we all give what we can and share this with our various friends and networks then Tony and His family’s journey will be made so much easier by us all joining together to show how much we care!

Thank you all for your thoughts, prayers and generous donations...

God Bless!!

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