Your scrap metal could be a life saver

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - NEWS -

Caitlin Hawthorn might look the pic­ture of health, but she is fight­ing for her life.

The for­mer Massey Univer­sity stu­dent needs to raise $ 7,500 ev­ery month for cancer treat­ment that’s not funded by the pub­lic health sys­tem.

Now, en­gi­neer­ing and fab­ri­ca­tion firms from across the coun­try are be­ing asked to do­nate scrap metal to help Caitlin buy the drugs she needs.

Leading the charge are staff at Ac­tive Weld­ing in Auck­land’s One­hunga. The firm’s Brid­get Robertson, a friend of Caitlin’s par­ents, is ask­ing mem­bers of the en­gi­neer­ing com­mu­nity to do­nate bins of scrap metal.

“We have se­cured a top rate for your scrap at Commercial Metals in Auck­land,” she says. “Just let them know you are fundrais­ing for ‘ Scrap­ping for Caitlin’.”

Caitlin, lives with her par­ents in Whangarei, and was study­ing to be a so­cial worker when she was di­ag­nosed with the rare pan­cre­atic neu­roen­docrine cancer in 2010 – she will cel­e­brate her 21st birth­day on Jan­uary 5 ( 2014).

Be­cause chemo­ther­apy isn’t help­ing, her only hope is the drug Everolimus.

Read­ers can do­nate to Caitlin’s ASB Med Fund 12-3099- 0027329- 00.

Please use your com­pany name as a ref­er­ence and if you’d like to know more, email Brid­get at ac­tive@ weld­ing. co. nz.

Photo / Bryan Lowe

Caitlin Hawthorn needs your scrap metal to help fund her life-sav­ing cancer treat­ment that costs $7,500 ev­ery month.

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