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"Cancer is a C&*T"

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Paul Haines, a much-loved member of the Aussie specfic commuity is going through a tough time. After being diagnosed with bowel cancer, having sections of his bowel removed and enduring six months worth of chemotherapy, he has recently discovered he has spots on his liver. Paul has met this news by reloading his guns and is going to fight it with two other forms of chemotherapy for cancers like his, combined with a monoclonal antibody called Avastin. Avastin, however is not part of Medicare or the private health system's funding at this stage. It costs $20,000 to do it. Money that he doesn't have.

So we're going to try and help him raise it. Over the coming days, we're going to start outlining our plan of action. In the meantime, if you'd like to make a donation via Paypal click here: 





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angriest
Jul. 24th, 2008 03:52 am (UTC)
Can you possibly send me your plans sooner rather than later so that I don't accidentally duplicate what you have in mind? (fanboy@gmail.com)
shadowsandice
Jul. 24th, 2008 03:53 am (UTC)
I'm getting an error from paypal...
halspacejock
Jul. 24th, 2008 03:55 am (UTC)
Same here: 'Unable to decrypt the certificate ID' etc
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karenmiller
Jul. 24th, 2008 04:45 am (UTC)
Sorry. This is driving me nuts. I can't log in via that link you have, I can't pay with a straight credit card. That linked page will not let me action anything. I can log in to the main PayPal site, so I know my info is correct.

Is there some to send a cheque?
editormum
Jul. 24th, 2008 04:50 am (UTC)
Sorry you're having so much trouble! Fingers crossed it's just a glitch :(

Two things I want to suggest you try before trying a cheque (which won't be a problem, just not so easy! Theoretically...)

Try the link at Alisa's blog:
http://girliejones.livejournal.com/990117.html

Or try making a direct payment through paypal to FundsForPaulHaines@gmail.com

Good luck! And thank you.
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chrisbarnes
Jul. 24th, 2008 04:51 am (UTC)
FYI: your paypal link worked just fine for me.
editormum
Jul. 24th, 2008 04:54 am (UTC)
Thanks Chris, I was starting to have heart palpitations!
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(Anonymous)
Jul. 24th, 2008 05:10 am (UTC)
I cannot use Paypal - my Credit card is really a Debit card with a bit of an overdraft and Paypal doesn't like those. If anyone sets up a bank account to put donations into, please post the details somewhere where I'll fall over them, or mail them to me (satimafn at optusnet dot com dot au).
girliejones
Jul. 24th, 2008 05:37 am (UTC)
should be fixed now, i upgraded the paypal account
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editormum
Jul. 26th, 2008 10:25 am (UTC)
Thanks for the suggestion! Done...
(Anonymous)
Jul. 25th, 2008 01:46 am (UTC)
From Paul's sis
Hi everyone, Paul's sis Niki here. Thanks so much for all your kind thoughts and donations, all very appreciated more than you would believe.
I have some friends at work who would like to donate also - but I don't think I can send the link round with the current title (as apt as it is) of Cancer is a Cunt...
Does anyone have another link I can send around work?
Thanks,
Niki Haines
editormum
Jul. 26th, 2008 10:26 am (UTC)
Re: From Paul's sis
Hi Niki

We're figuring out where best to send them :) Will let you know soon.
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(Anonymous)
Aug. 1st, 2008 03:01 am (UTC)
From Paul's sis again
Thanks everyone for your love and support (and money!). I wouldn't even know where to begin to express my heartfelt thanks and gratitude but I wanted to let you know that your efforts have inspired my workmates to hold a fundraising event in October. So far we have a venue donated (Metropolitan Hotel in Melbourne CBD), lots of prizes, a band, and even Bowel Cancer & Digestive Research Assoc are in on it... if anyone would like to get involved, would like to come, or if you have some great contacts or something wonderful to offer you can always get me on nicola.haines 'at' pacmicro.com.au
Thanks xx
(Anonymous)
Aug. 1st, 2008 04:39 am (UTC)
Re: From Paul's sis again
That's fantastic Nicola, I'm so pleased! I've passed it to the rest of the group and we'll email you with more info.
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(Anonymous)
Aug. 1st, 2008 04:40 am (UTC)
Much-loved is right. I only just found out about this. As the donate link is the easiest way to donate if it works, I'd like to report that it worked fine. This is what community really means. Thanks for getting this going. Paul is what a person can be.

Anna Tambour
editormum
Aug. 1st, 2008 04:41 am (UTC)
Thanks Anna, much appreciated. Glad to see we're getting the message out there too!
haloumi
Aug. 29th, 2008 01:22 am (UTC)
This is great, thank you for setting this up.
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