Give a little for Wyatt

Wyatt Denfield


A Give a little page has been set up for Wyatt Denfield, an 11-year-old Orini Combined School student diagnosed with leukemia last month.

And his fellow class mates are getting behind him – the school is holding a sausage sizzle fundraiser this Friday (18 may) with all proceeds going to Wyatt and his family.

Kristy Byrne, who set up the page, has known Wyatt since he was a toddler.

“He has always been a talkative, inquisitive, easy-going and helpful kid.”  Wyatt lives with his father, Dean Rose, and parnter Anna and her son Braxton in Orini – “a small but awesome community in North Waikato.”

In mid-April he was diagnosed with AML, a rare type of leukemia.  “The next morning he was off in an ambulance to Starship Hospital.  This means the next few months of his life will be full of tests, treatments and uncertainty.”

It looks as if he will need to remain at the hospital for the next eight months.  “The family are doing everything they can to keep positive and give Wyatt everything he needs.

“He is going to need someone with him all the time, putting the family under extra pressure income/employment-wise, things are uncertain at the moment,” she said.  “One thing that is certain is they are going to be doing plenty of travelling to Auckland, and incurrring a lot of extra expenses in their journey to get Wyatt well again, plus all the regular bills don’t stop either.

“It would be truly awesome if people were able to show their support by making a donation to the family.”

$641 has been donated so far.

To make a donation or to find out more, visit the give-a-little page by clicking here.




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