Krissy's Wish - Fun in the Sun
Kristina was in her final stages of battling breast cancer when her her friends applied for her wish. Krissy was a single mum to Bailey 8, Shae 6 and Hope 10 weeks old. She was diagnosed in March 2012 with breast cancer. She had a mastectomy then she started chemo for 6 Cycles. Krissy found out she was pregnant not long after this. She had a low dose of chemo and it was unknown if she and her unborn baby would survive. On 14 November 2013 her little miracle Hope was delivered by C-section, 6 weeks early so Krissy could start a stronger chemo.
On 20 January 2014 a blood test showed that her liver function was worsening, and sent her for urgent scans the next day. The results were not great, the cancer had grown despite the strong chemo, so all treatment has been ceased. When Krissy was first diagnosed she said to her friend Christie "I want to take the kids to Queensland for a family holiday before I die", but because of all her medical issues and her pregnancy she has been unable to.
The Orange Pigeon organised for A Current Affair to help provide Krissy with a special day when we initially thought we couldn't get her to Queensland due to her declining health, we then got clearance from her doctor and was able to provide her with her dream holiday with her children which was caputred on A Current Affair. We also organised a meet and greet with Krissy's favourite AFL football team Collingwood.
Krissy wrote this to our Founder: "Hi Jenny. Having an amazing time :-) where we are staying is absolutely beautiful. So ideal for family's its gorgeous here:-) . My goodness Movie World all I can say is WOW - Fantastic. Never seen the kids smile so much also myself. Loony tune characters, Scooby Doo & Shaggy, Batman. All so cuddly, Friendly and BATMAN with Bailey WOW Bailey was shocked beyond belief. He couldn't believe he was talking to batman :-) also to get photos with him and get to ride in the Bat Mobile with him. WOW. And treatment we got from them all day. How friendly they are :-) Amazing, Unforgettable day. Off to Dreamworld today. Get my photos taken with Tigers:-). Thank you so much. MAGICAL HOLIDAY."
With much thanks to the following business that made this wish a reality for Krissy:The Illich Family of Ashmore Palms Holiday Village Gold Coast - Donated 5 night stay in 2 rooms at a value of $2,300.00Thrifty - Gold Coast Airport - Jess Black from Thrifty are donating an 8 seater car and car seats for the entirety of the trip. Ashmore Tavern - Dinner for everyone courtesy of Manager Mark Cummerford Mobile Healing Hands - In hotel massage for Krissy Pizza Capers - Lunch or DinnerWoolworths Ashmore QLD Woolworths - $200.00 Voucher La Porchetta Coolangatta - LunchPhoto Book - The Photo Shop MeltonThe Photo Shop Melton - donated a $40 gift certificate to make a memories book with photos from the holidayWendy's Woodgrove Melton - Birthday cakes for the children as a present from Krissy for as long as they own the store.
Krissy passed away in the early hours of Sunday 2 March surrounded by her family and friends.
RIP Krissy 25.03.1978 - 02.03.2014