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Alicia’s fight for life

By Sgt.Bungers - 13 February 2014 51

AlicaHi RA, been a while since I’ve posted here but I’ve certainly been lurking from time to time.  Great to see very little has changed :-)

I’m hoping I’ve caught some of you in a generous mood as I’m about to do something I’ve never done before… that is, reach out to the internet and ask for donations.

A childhood friend of mine who grew up in Weston Creek has recently been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer.  She’s in her late 20’s, and her prognosis is not good.

A treatment offered in Germany has given her a ray of hope, however the treatment is expensive, hence the requests for donations.

Please take a moment to read about Alicia’s fight at the website her family has created.  If you feel compelled to donate, even a dollar or two, every little bit will count and will be greatly appreciated.

http://www.aliciasfight.com

Thanks in advance RiotACT.

Alex.

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Alicia’s fight for life
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imhotep 3:22 pm
13 Feb 14
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Wow. What a story, and what courage that girl has.

Really puts our day-to-day whinges into perspective.

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Nylex_Clock 8:16 am
14 Feb 14
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I am amazingly sceptical of this one.

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jennybel75 10:11 am
14 Feb 14
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Nylex_Clock said :

I am amazingly sceptical of this one.

Sceptical of Alicia’s story or of the treatment? I’m curious as to which and why?

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goody658 11:00 am
14 Feb 14
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Nylex_Clock said :

I am amazingly sceptical of this one.

Don’t think its legit?

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Antagonist 12:00 pm
14 Feb 14
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Nylex_Clock said :

I am amazingly sceptical of this one.

What of? That hot chicks can get cancer? It happens.

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churl 12:41 pm
14 Feb 14
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What is the treatment available only in Germany?
(I did look on the linked website, but couldn’t find details).

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Masquara 1:04 pm
14 Feb 14
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goody658 said :

Nylex_Clock said :

I am amazingly sceptical of this one.

Don’t think its legit?

They should include her surname on the site . Just ‘Alicia’ could be anyone.

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Alderney 2:38 pm
14 Feb 14
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Masquara said :

goody658 said :

Nylex_Clock said :

I am amazingly sceptical of this one.

Don’t think its legit?

They should include her surname on the site . Just ‘Alicia’ could be anyone.

Took me all of 60-120 seconds to find her surname on the site.

Look again.

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Masquara 3:16 pm
14 Feb 14
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Alderney said :

Masquara said :

goody658 said :

Nylex_Clock said :

I am amazingly sceptical of this one.

Don’t think its legit?

They should include her surname on the site . Just ‘Alicia’ could be anyone.

Took me all of 60-120 seconds to find her surname on the site.

Look again.

Shouldn’t take two minutes- that’s long enough for people to get sceptical. Should be a definite identified person straight up – there are so many fraudulent fundraiser sites all over the place.

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NoImRight 3:38 pm
14 Feb 14
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Masquara said :

Alderney said :

Masquara said :

goody658 said :

Nylex_Clock said :

I am amazingly sceptical of this one.

Don’t think its legit?

They should include her surname on the site . Just ‘Alicia’ could be anyone.

Took me all of 60-120 seconds to find her surname on the site.

Look again.

Shouldn’t take two minutes- that’s long enough for people to get sceptical. Should be a definite identified person straight up – there are so many fraudulent fundraiser sites all over the place.

So a surname on a website is your ultimate test of legitimacy for a charity? Do you sit with a stopwatch saying “Only 1 minute to find it so yes heres my credit card details”

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Sgt.Bungers 7:39 pm
14 Feb 14
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Hi All, A few rounds of thanks to give out, First thanks to RA mods for approving the post and putting it on the front page. A huge thanks to anyone who may have made donations so far. Also a big thanks to Virgin Australia, Alicia’s former employer, for running a valentines day fund-raiser for her today. Pictures can be found via Facebook

Those of you who are sceptical, I don’t blame you. This is the internet after all, requests for money are rarely legit. To attempt to prove that this is real, I’ve also updated my own website with information about this donation campaign Link here.

If you’d like a tax deductible receipt for any donation you may make, you will receive one if you donate via Alicia’s Everyday Hero page.

Thanks all, I appreciate your time and generosity.

Alex.

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Masquara 7:55 pm
14 Feb 14
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Sgt.Bungers said :

Hi All, A few rounds of thanks to give out, First thanks to RA mods for approving the post and putting it on the front page. A huge thanks to anyone who may have made donations so far. Also a big thanks to Virgin Australia, Alicia’s former employer, for running a valentines day fund-raiser for her today. Pictures can be found via Facebook

Those of you who are sceptical, I don’t blame you. This is the internet after all, requests for money are rarely legit. To attempt to prove that this is real, I’ve also updated my own website with information about this donation campaign Link here.

If you’d like a tax deductible receipt for any donation you may make, you will receive one if you donate via Alicia’s Everyday Hero page.

Thanks all, I appreciate your time and generosity.

Alex.

Thanks for the update – will make a contrib.

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lostinbias 8:58 pm
14 Feb 14
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Sgt.Bungers said :

Hi All, A few rounds of thanks to give out, First thanks to RA mods for approving the post and putting it on the front page. A huge thanks to anyone who may have made donations so far. Also a big thanks to Virgin Australia, Alicia’s former employer, for running a valentines day fund-raiser for her today. Pictures can be found via Facebook

Those of you who are sceptical, I don’t blame you. This is the internet after all, requests for money are rarely legit. To attempt to prove that this is real, I’ve also updated my own website with information about this donation campaign Link here.

If you’d like a tax deductible receipt for any donation you may make, you will receive one if you donate via Alicia’s Everyday Hero page.

Thanks all, I appreciate your time and generosity.

Alex.

I don’t doubt the legitimacy of the fundraising, but there are very few details regarding what the treatment in Germany actually is. I just hope it’s not alternative “medicine”.

If it isn’t, I’d be happy to donate next time I get paid.

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Sgt.Bungers 8:59 pm
14 Feb 14
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Masquara said :

Thanks for the update – will make a contrib.

Legend. Thanks Masquara,

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Rusalka 12:57 am
15 Feb 14
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Those of you who are skeptical, I completely understand. But I know Alicia, her family and Sgt. Bungers, and completely agree this is 100% legit. If you feel so moved to donate (and I understand either way if you do or do not), I know it would make a difference to Alicia’s chance of life.

I am unaware of what the treatment in Germany is at this stage, but I do know that from my father going through cancer treatment at the Canberra Hospital, that there were medical options in Europe that weren’t available here yet. A lot just through the fact that there were some medical technologies or techniques that just hadn’t gotten through Australian testing/approval yet. That was 3 years ago, but I’m not surprised that there is something over there that Alicia may not be able to recieve here yet.

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