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The Bucket List Foundation©
for seriously ill adults


PO Box 964

Melton Vic 3337

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Heilke Holds His Family Close

Hielke’s wish was to go to Kangaroo Island for a few nights to spend quality time with his family. Heilke’s had advanced cancer which had spread to his brain. His wish was to spend some quality time with his family before his illness took its toll on him. Heike got to spend 2 wonderful nights on Kangaroo Island staying at the beautiful Tammar Ridge, with his family.

With great thanks to SeaLink Kangaroo Island for their incredible generosity in offering a 50% discount for the family to travel to Kangaroo Island on the ferry. Your kindness and incredible help with so many elements in Hielke’s wish is so appreciated.

Hielke’s daughter Naomi said “He had an amazing time even though he was unable to get down to the beach. He spent his time either sitting out on the deck looking down at the beach or in the bed which also overlooked the beach. He took lots of photos. We had wallabies and kangaroos right outside the house and lots of beautiful birds flying around. Even the drive and ferry provided a beautiful scenic trip. We got the trip in just in the nick of time thanks to you and your amazing work and we are all forever grateful.”

Spending time with your family is the most valuable thing you can do. We are so glad that Hielke was able to have such special time with his family before he passed on. The moments they shared there is something his family will forever hold dear to them.


RIP Hielke 27 August 1947 - 7 December 2015