A picture of Jane, a woman with low grade serous ovarian cancer, holding a cup. cake with a sparkler

Help Make My Birthday One To Remember For All The Right Reasons!

In by Jane Ludemann22 Comments

As I go for my cancer scan on Monday, whether it's good news or bad, you can help me have a great birthday. Would you donate to research on my cancer? The maths says it's possible to buy me, and thousands of other women around the world, an extra year. Or two or ten or why not a lifetime? We have the science but researchers need your help to apply it to my cancer.
Raising funds for: Cure Our Ovarian Cancer
$5,305.00 donated
31 Donors

It’s my birthday Thursday March the 7th. And birthdays for me are really hard. Every year that passes is a real reminder of that I am up against an impossible ticking clock.

I don’t know how much time I have left. But I do know that only 50% of women with my cancer live 8 years. And this is my second birthday with cancer, and the maths…. well I don’t like to think about it.

As I go for my cancer scan on Monday, whether it’s good news or bad, you can help me have a great birthday. Would you donate to research on my cancer? The maths says it’s possible to buy me, and thousands of other women around the world, an extra year. Or two or ten or why not a lifetime? We have the science but researchers need your help to apply it to my cancer.

If you need any more reasons:
When you donate by bank deposit 100% of your donation goes to life-saving cancer research. Approximately 97% if you donate via credit card. And it’s a NZ charity, so you can get up to 1/3 of your donation back from the tax department. Which is like the government giving you a birthday present for giving me a birthday present.

Thank you for your support. It means the world to me.

Love Jane

7 March 2019

Jane strapped to an MRI table for her scan to see if her low grade serous ovarian cancer has returned

Thank you everyone for your incredible support. My scan results were ok which is a relief. I get to plan the next four months of my life. Low grade serous ovarian cancer is an unusual cancer, in that for a relatively incurable cancer, women can have very long periods of remission but unfortunately in the majority of cases it comes back. In all likelihood my cancer is dormant not gone but the longer it stays a way, the longer we have for research to find better treatments. And so I am so grateful for all of your support. It gives me so much hope that we can beat this. Your donations are truely going to a wonderful cause.

I worked today, and went for a walk in the rain with a friend. My husband gave me a beautiful bunch of flowers and cooked dinner. My scan is clear for now and I have an incredible group of people supporting research on my cancer. It has been a great birthday.

  1. Hilary Corkran

    $50.00
    Happy bday Jane xxx
  2. Kate Clements

    $40.00
  3. Olivia Eaton

    $20.00
    Dear Jane thank you for your courage and beautiful attitude. Thanks for raising awareness. Livvy
  4. Alex Gladding

    $100.00
    Happy birthday!
  5. Anonymous

    $1,000.00
    Admire your strength and courage and all the work you have put into this website. Thinking of you. Beckingsale family
  6. Celia Mason

    $100.00
  7. Anonymous

    $30.00
  8. Anonymous

    $20.00
    sending positive thoughts your way, goodluck xx
  9. Anonymous

    $100.00
    You are an inspiration Jane. Your amazing hard work to bring mainstream awareness and research will improve the lives of so many and we are all behind you every step . All prayers and thoughts towards an urgent response in the medical world to find a cure and better pre-screening.
  10. Rae-ann Sinclair

    $50.00
    It is a big week, Happy Birthday.
  11. Anonymous

    $20.00
  12. Jo Payne

    $50.00
    Happy birthday to a dear friend. You are loved xo
  13. Angela Mcewan

    $50.00
    In loving memory of my beautiful sister Suzee. We hope for a cure so no more beautiful women are taken too soon x
  14. Kim Smith

    $100.00
  15. Htut Win

    $200.00
    I'm donating because Jane is my friend and means more to me than the world.
  16. Kathryn Boyes

    $20.00
    Happy birthday dear Jane. I wish you many more.
  17. Kim Hofstetter

    $50.00
    Thinking of you Jane and wishing you all the best. You are an extremely strong person and I will be sending all positive thoughts and prayers your way.
  18. sue kanani

    $20.00
  19. Lisa Smith

    $100.00
    I wish you a happy birthday and a clear scan. Great work with the site and your advocacy.
  20. Grant Ludemann

    $1,000.00
    We so admire your strength and determination - all our love, Mum and Dad. ???
  21. Jess Turnbull

    $20.00
    Happy birthday I wish you all the best x
  22. Anonymous

    $20.00
  23. Ailsa Smaill

    $50.00
  24. Victoria Cooney

    $25.00
    Thank you for raising awareness about Ovarian cancer. You're doing an amazing job.
  25. Sara Schultz

    $20.00
    Happy birthday Jane. Sending lots of love to you and good luck. ❤️
  26. Maria Buldain

    $20.00
  27. Chris Reeve

    $1,000.00
    Happy birthday Jane. Xxxx Jackie and Chris Reeve
  28. Rachael Drummond

    $30.00
    Happy birthday Jane, praying and hoping, xx
  29. Anonymous

    $100.00
    You’re an inspiration.
  30. Ele Ludemann

    $200.00
  31. Anonymous

    $500.00
    Your strength and determination to raise the money to fund a cure for you and all the other women with this awful disease is an inspiration.
  32. Joe Macklin

    $200.00
    Love you xxx

Comments

  1. Dear Jane thank you for your courage and beautiful attitude. Thanks for raising awareness. Livvy

  2. Admire your strength and courage and all the work you have put into this website. Thinking of you. Beckingsale family

  3. You are an inspiration Jane. Your amazing hard work to bring mainstream awareness and research will improve the lives of so many and we are all behind you every step . All prayers and thoughts towards an urgent response in the medical world to find a cure and better pre-screening.

  4. In loving memory of my beautiful sister Suzee. We hope for a cure so no more beautiful women are taken too soon x

  5. I’m donating because Jane is my friend and means more to me than the world.

  6. Thinking of you Jane and wishing you all the best. You are an extremely strong person and I will be sending all positive thoughts and prayers your way.

  7. I wish you a happy birthday and a clear scan. Great work with the site and your advocacy.

  8. We so admire your strength and determination – all our love, Mum and Dad. ???

  9. Thank you for raising awareness about Ovarian cancer. You’re doing an amazing job.

  10. Happy birthday Jane. Sending lots of love to you and good luck. ❤️

  11. Your strength and determination to raise the money to fund a cure for you and all the other women with this awful disease is an inspiration.

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