Over the last five months the Friends of Jackey Best have been able to raise approximately $16,300 through Trivia Nights, Donations and through the sale of prints of Jackey's artwork. Jackey and her family are most grateful to all the caring people out there, who have contributed to this. But we still have a long way to go.
The cost of treatment to date has been $61,850.00 Jackey and her family have currently amassed a debt of $45,550.00 and this is growing with every treatment. The bad news (financially) for Jackey and her family is that the treatment needs to continue indefinitely for at least 12 months. This means that the approx cost (above the current debt) would be $141,000.00 for 17 treatments. They are hoping that by continuing to pay for their treatment over the next 12 months, they can then convince Roche, the makers of Avastin, to conduct a free trial, which will include others who are fighting the same disease to stay alive.
In a nutshell we still need to raise another $186,550.00 to cover the total cost of her treatment. We would sincerely appreciate any support you could provide, no matter how big or small. Maybe you can help, maybe you know someone who can help – spread the word and help us help Jackey to survive this terrible disease and hopefully help make this treatment affordable and available to others in similar situations.