Lynette Christian
Amount Raised
Fundraising Goal $100.00

My Message

On the evening of Saturday 30th October, I am taking part in Light the Night at Nildottie Hall because blood cancer has touched my life. My story so far; In March 2017 I was quite ill with Ross-river virus. When I was called in to the Doctor to confirm this, he said “Yes, you have Ross-River virus, but we are more concerned by something else that has shown up. I am sorry to tell you that you have cancer as well.” I was diagnosed with Myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow. I was told that it was in the mid-stages called Smouldering Myeloma. At this stage, treatment was to be 3 monthly blood tests to monitor for any progression. This monitoring continued for 3 years, until the tests showed that it had now progressed to the next stage, Multiple Myeloma, where treatment was now necessary. I was told that because it was an aggressive form, that a double stem-cell transplant was the best treatment. So, in June 2020, I saw haematologist, Dr. Cindy Lee to arrange my treatment schedule. This began with chemo-at-home twice a week at our daughter Nicole’s home in Mt. Barker. I finished 3 rounds of treatments over the next 10 weeks with constant blood tests between. In early October, I had pre-stem cell chemotherapy. This was followed by injections to stimulate my stem cells. When all the tests showed that things were OK, I had apheresis treatment, which is the collection of the stem cells in RAH. At this stage, I lost my hair and cousin Cassie kindly shaved my head in early November. I was home at Nildottie for a coupe of weeks, then back to Adelaide for more tests and, all being OK, had my first stem-cell transplant in November. I had to be within 20 minutes of RAH, so we stayed with Craig and Sharee for several weeks. I ended up back in Hospital for 4 nights during this time due to the effects of the transplant. We were then able to be a little further from RAH, so moved back in with Nicole for a month. Then, for Christmas, we were able to come home again until New Year, with many trips for check-ups and blood tests. Then, back to Adelaide for the second round of chemo, followed by stem-cell transplant number 2. This time we stayed for a month at the Leukaemia Foundation Units at Lightsview. What a fantastic place this is, with wonderful, caring staff. We were eventually able to move back to Nicole’s at the end of February, then back home to Nildottie in mid-March. There are now regular blood tests, Specialist visits and visits to RAH for on-going treatments, but I have been told that the treatments have been as successful as could have been hoped for. I am feeling very positive and thankful for all the fantastic people we have met through this journey, from Doctors, Specialists, Nurses, all other Hospital and Leukaemia Foundation staff, friends and especially my amazing family. So much love and support, I cannot thank everybody enough. 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. Donations also transform fear into hope in miraculous, life-changing ways by furthering the work of brilliant research scientists. This research is saving lives right now as it continues to discover faster diagnoses and even better treatments for people with blood cancer. Please help me reach my goal and sponsor me to Light the Night.
Event Date
Oct 16, 2021 5:00 PM
Location Name
At Home

My Group

Lynette is part of Murray Mallee Auto Club, Nildottie Hall's Light the Night
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My Supporters (73)

Rachel Rowan donated $80.00
Nov 5, 2021 8:57 PM
Privacy Requested donated an undisclosed amount
Nov 2, 2021 5:56 PM
Kristy Stengert donated $80.00
Nov 2, 2021 6:30 AM
Privacy Requested donated $44.78
Oct 31, 2021 9:09 PM
Meal profit MMAC Light the Night, Nildottie Hall 202 donated $36.02
Oct 31, 2021 8:55 PM
Raffle/ Auction Nildottie Light the Night Event 2021 donated $84.45
Oct 31, 2021 8:41 PM
Phillip Christian donated $26.00
Oct 31, 2021 8:10 PM
Privacy Requested donated $8.00
Oct 31, 2021 8:01 PM
Privacy Requested donated $2.00
Oct 31, 2021 7:56 PM
Privacy Requested donated $4.00
Oct 31, 2021 7:53 PM
Swan Reach Hotel donated $4.00
Oct 31, 2021 7:44 PM
Swan Reach General Store donated $3.20
Oct 31, 2021 7:43 PM
Swan Reach Tyres donated $2.00
Oct 31, 2021 7:40 PM
Mannum Chemist donated $4.00
Oct 31, 2021 7:38 PM
Mannum Wholesalers donated $4.00
Oct 31, 2021 7:35 PM
Privacy Requested donated $2.00
Oct 31, 2021 7:32 PM
Privacy Requested donated $2.00
Oct 31, 2021 7:26 PM
James Prosser donated $50.00
Oct 30, 2021 1:17 PM
Samantha Stengert donated $50.00
Oct 30, 2021 9:23 AM
Anne and Bruce left a message
Oct 29, 2021 7:50 PM
Thinking of you
Westlake Anne donated $30.00
Oct 29, 2021 7:48 PM
Jen & Kevin Graetz donated $100.00
Oct 29, 2021 5:28 PM
Joe & Michelle Melbourne donated $50.00
Oct 29, 2021 1:44 PM
Barbara Kroehn donated $80.00
Oct 27, 2021 2:39 PM
Jodie Ward donated $50.00
Oct 27, 2021 6:20 AM
Jodie ward left a message
Oct 27, 2021 6:16 AM
Oh what a journey glad to hear that treatment is going well you and Phillip play a big part in my early years of my live which has made me the person l am today you are both in my thoughts as you go through your treatment keep on smiling :slightly_smiling_face:
Hayden Fromm donated $50.00
Oct 26, 2021 8:56 PM
Kaity Francken left a message
Oct 26, 2021 7:40 PM
Sending lots of love to you and your beautiful family :sparkling_heart:
Kaity Francken donated $50.00
Oct 26, 2021 7:39 PM
Marie & Michael Wiebrecht donated $100.00
Oct 26, 2021 9:12 AM
Melina left a message
Oct 26, 2021 7:52 AM
Sending all our love
Melina & Nic Mueller donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 26, 2021 7:51 AM
Samantha Poole left a message
Oct 25, 2021 9:57 PM
We will be lighting the night. xxx
Poole Samantha donated $50.00
Oct 25, 2021 9:55 PM
Katelyn left a message
Oct 25, 2021 9:23 PM
Much love to you, your family and everyone touched by this cause! :two_hearts:
Katelyn Boughen donated $80.00
Oct 25, 2021 9:21 PM
Karyn and Colin Bormann left a message
Oct 23, 2021 12:33 PM
Lynette, we admire your strength and determination, you are an inspiration to all of us :heart:
Karyn Bormann donated $30.00
Oct 23, 2021 12:27 PM
Sheryl Grieger left a message
Oct 17, 2021 9:06 PM
You such strength Lynette, keep it going xx
Sheryl Grieger donated $50.00
Oct 17, 2021 9:04 PM
Sue Melders donated $100.00
Oct 16, 2021 10:18 PM
Roy & Chris McCormick donated $20.00
Oct 16, 2021 10:10 PM
Craig Christian donated $150.00
Oct 11, 2021 10:51 PM
Nicole Christian donated $150.00
Oct 10, 2021 10:18 PM
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Oct 9, 2021 10:41 PM
Sending love to you, Lynette, and your beautiful family. Xx
Annie and Terry Brandon donated $50.00
Oct 9, 2021 10:33 PM
Erica Schultz donated $80.00
Oct 9, 2021 9:58 AM
Sharon Haverty donated $20.00
Oct 8, 2021 10:24 PM
Rebecca Stewart donated $20.00
Oct 8, 2021 7:48 PM
Sharon left a message
Oct 8, 2021 7:34 PM
Thinking of you :purple_heart:
Sharon Marcus donated $30.00
Oct 8, 2021 7:32 PM
Bec & Pete Both donated $100.00
Oct 8, 2021 6:23 PM
Daniel Christian donated $150.00
Oct 8, 2021 5:03 PM
Nelly Burgemeister donated $30.00
Oct 8, 2021 11:59 AM
Alison Highfield left a message
Oct 8, 2021 8:30 AM
Lots of love to you all. Xxx
Alison Highfield donated $80.00
Oct 8, 2021 8:29 AM
Julie Earls donated $100.00
Oct 8, 2021 8:26 AM
Jo-en left a message
Oct 8, 2021 8:21 AM
You have always been a shining light with your smile. So lighting the night is easy for you. xx
Jo-en Tabe donated $80.00
Oct 8, 2021 8:21 AM
Bronwyn Bolt donated $500.00
Oct 8, 2021 8:04 AM
Necia Zadow donated $30.00
Oct 8, 2021 7:55 AM
Mary Roesler left a message
Oct 8, 2021 7:31 AM
Such worthy cause. Power to not only Lynette but everyone in this fight.
Mary Roesler donated $30.00
Oct 8, 2021 7:30 AM
Leah Parsons left a message
Oct 8, 2021 6:47 AM
All the Best Lynette!:kissing_heart:
Richard & Leah Parsons donated $20.00
Oct 8, 2021 6:45 AM
Haby Properties Pty Ltd donated $4.00
Sep 24, 2021 12:15 PM
JUANITA BROOKS donated $0.83
Sep 24, 2021 9:19 AM
DARRYL BROOKS donated $0.83
Sep 24, 2021 9:15 AM
COLIN VIGAR donated $0.83
Sep 24, 2021 9:12 AM
Privacy Requested donated $33.33
Sep 23, 2021 10:41 PM
Privacy Requested donated $1.66
Sep 21, 2021 9:49 PM
MMAC September Chinese Dinner donated $44.37
Sep 20, 2021 9:39 PM
Raffle MMAC SEP. DINNER donated $21.25
Sep 20, 2021 9:32 PM