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Ron Nelson
Amount Raised
$3,546.01
Fundraising Goal $3,500.00

My Message

On the evening of Saturday 10 October, I am taking part in Light the Night because blood cancer has touched my life. Funds raised through this special event provide families facing blood cancer with the care needed to make it through every scary, uncertain moment that follows a diagnosis. I was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) in 2004 as a result of a routine blood test. Although I became fatigued sometimes and had some mild illness, I was able continue to life my life until 2009. The CLL had progressed and I needed to undergo treatment. In all I have received three courses of Chemotherapy over the course of several years. Each round lasted roughly six months in duration. When I was getting treatment, I felt tired and nauseous a lot of the time. My immune system also dropped dangerously low and I had to be careful as I was extremely susceptible to infection. I ended up in hospital on two occasions with infections. One infection meant that I could not talk or swallow. Luckily, they cleared up with IV antibiotics. The months following my last round of chemo were extremely distressing for me and my family. During this time sudden and severe bouts of vomiting occurred frequently. These attacks happened with little to no warning and affected my everyday activities like shopping, visiting friends , holidays etc. I lost over 20kg in 9 months. Recovery was slow but we got there in the end. During all this time I remained active in the community serving on several local committees and as a local government councilor. I continued growing Iceland Poppies, contract slashing, bailing hay and Fencing. When somebody becomes ill their whole family is affected. and I feel blessed to have my families support, especially my wife Liz. I believe it would have been difficult for me to get through this without such support. We live in a wonderful and caring community, and Liz had no trouble organizing up to 10 people to help plating poppies when needed. There was also help with weeding and picking if I felt unwell. It was not unusual for a load of wood to tun up at our woodshed from a community member. We are forever grateful for this care and support. Support was also forthcoming from the Leukemia Foundation, by way of advice and publications on CLL There are may Australians living with blood cancer, and recently I lost my best mate to it. Research is ongoing and the Leukemia Foundation allocates funds to this cause. Let us give them a hand.. P.S. I am now on a new targeted treatment, thanks to research.. Please help me reach my goal and sponsor me to Light the Night. With Thanks Ron Nelson
Event Date
Oct 10, 2020 4:00 PM
Location Name
At Home

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My Supporters (53)

Ian and Jan Roberts donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 22, 2020 2:08 PM
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Sep 20, 2020 4:23 PM
Doing well
jim and Sandy Doig donated $150.00
Sep 18, 2020 3:48 PM
David Bacon donated $30.75
Sep 18, 2020 1:28 PM
Sally Ward donated $51.25
Sep 16, 2020 9:35 PM
Nichole Fraser donated $30.00
Sep 16, 2020 9:21 PM
Lauren Della-Torre donated $51.25
Sep 16, 2020 8:45 PM
Lauren and Natale Della-Torre left a message
Sep 16, 2020 8:42 PM
Good luck Ron! A cause dear to my heart too!
Bob and Jeanette McKenzie donated $80.00
Sep 13, 2020 6:18 PM
The Organic Market & Café donated $153.75
Sep 11, 2020 1:18 PM
Mercedes B left a message
Sep 10, 2020 10:21 PM
Your an Inspiration to all Ron...Keep up the good work and stay strong:grin:
MERCEDES BOURGONJEN donated $51.25
Sep 10, 2020 10:19 PM
Dylan and Robyn FABER donated $200.00
Sep 9, 2020 6:40 PM
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Derise and Fokko Hemmes donated $150.00
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Lisa Herrmann donated $30.75
Sep 4, 2020 11:40 PM
Tash Hortle donated $51.25
Sep 4, 2020 2:39 PM
Jan left a message
Sep 4, 2020 2:34 PM
All the best Ronnie
Jan left a message
Sep 4, 2020 2:33 PM
All the best Ronnie.
Jan Gale donated $153.75
Sep 4, 2020 2:31 PM
Marie Daws Denley donated an undisclosed amount
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Sep 3, 2020 9:37 PM
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Sep 3, 2020 6:00 PM
Kaaren and Kevin left a message
Sep 3, 2020 5:41 PM
All the very best, Ron.
Kaaren & Kevin Palmer donated $150.00
Sep 3, 2020 5:40 PM
Margaret Killick left a message
Sep 3, 2020 4:51 PM
Best wishes to all who are striving to improve life for those with leukemia, especially at this time when covid is complicating everything.
Margaret Killick donated $100.00
Sep 3, 2020 4:49 PM
Sandie Coff donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 3, 2020 4:34 PM
Nicola Featherstone left a message
Sep 3, 2020 4:19 PM
Thanks Ron for lighting that way!
Nicola Featherstone donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 3, 2020 4:18 PM
Lindsey - Your LTN Specialist left a message
Sep 3, 2020 12:46 PM
Hi Ron, Sorry I missed you today. I think you have a wonderful story and thank you so much for sharing your journey with us all :blush: I just wanted to reach out and say thank you so much for being part of Light the Night at home. I can't wait to get to know you a little better and hear all about your plans for this special evening. By fundraising to receive your lantern you will be supporting families facing blood cancer and we cannot thank you enough. If you need anything, please reach out on 1800 500 088 and ask for Lindsey :blue_heart: Good luck :blue_heart:
Privacy Requested donated $500.00
Sep 2, 2020 8:09 PM
Kelle Nye donated $30.75
Sep 2, 2020 9:01 AM
Julieanne Willsmore donated $30.00
Sep 2, 2020 8:35 AM
Lois Allen left a message
Sep 1, 2020 12:30 PM
Take care Ron you are a inspiration to all
Lois Allen donated $20.50
Sep 1, 2020 12:28 PM
Barry and patricia Sparrow donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 1, 2020 9:22 AM
Lindsay Smith donated $10.25
Sep 1, 2020 6:50 AM
Oiki left a message
Aug 31, 2020 11:00 PM
Good luck best wishes
Oi ki Chan donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 31, 2020 10:59 PM
Kristy Vince donated $30.75
Aug 31, 2020 10:05 PM
Jean Barber donated an undisclosed amount
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Kylie Hopkins donated $30.00
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Caroline McEvoy donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 31, 2020 8:57 PM
Lee Turner donated $25.63
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Leece left a message
Aug 31, 2020 8:34 PM
Dad you're a legend and we love you loads :heartbeat:
Alicia Nelson donated an undisclosed amount
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Kimberley Ranieri donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 31, 2020 7:58 PM
Sean COWBURN donated $50.00
Aug 31, 2020 6:52 PM