A Givealittle page has been set up to help Masterton mum-of-three Katz Taylor who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. PHOTO/SUPPLIED
A fundraising page on Givealittle for Masterton mum and teacher Katz Taylor has quickly gained support, with more than $20,000 raised in the first two days of launching.
Katz, a mother-of-three and teacher at Fernridge School, was diagnosed with head and neck cancer in March this year.
Subsequent surgery and radiation treatment along with chemotherapy was meant to stop the cancer from spreading, according to the Givealittle page.
“Unfortunately, the cancer has now gone to the lungs and there is now no cure.
“Without further treatment, the prognosis is grim and life expectancy is measured in weeks.
“A new unfunded drug is available which has had positive results and could potentially give Katz precious more months to spend with her three children.”
Teresa Gordon-Wiles, who set up the Givealittle page said Katz had spent her teaching career “helping so many families, dedicating herself to the social and educational development of all the kids she has taught”.
“Now it is our turn to help her.”
At time of print, the page had raised $21,399.
Mixed media artist Mandy Emerson, a friend of Katz, is raffling a painting worth $2000 to assist with fundraising.
Tickets are $20 and all proceeds will go to Katz.
To buy a raffle ticket, visit the Mixed media artist-mandy emerson Facebook page.
To donate through Givealittle, visit givealittle.co.nz/cause/please-help-katz-gain-valuable-time.