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Wellington teenager Jemima Gazley has raised close to $ 400,000 for research that can help others avoid going through what she has.

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Wellington teenager Jemima Gazley has raised close to $ 400,000 for research that can help others avoid going through what she has.

Deadly teenager Jemima Gazley slipped into unconsciousness on Sunday, knowing she had raised close to $ 400,000 for research that could help others avoid going through what she has.

Her father Oliver said Jemima, 15, was at home surrounded by family and friends after her health shifted for the worse Sunday morning.

One week ago, Jemima started a Givealittle site. Her goal was to add her personal savings to any funds raised and donate them to research and experiments conducted by Associate Professor Matt Dun – an expert in cancer protein research in children at the University of Newcastle.

By the time the site closed Sunday night, it had raised $ 358,369 from 3,758 donors, including Jemima himself, who donated his savings of more than $ 5,000.

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Jemima Gazley and her father Oliver outside Christchurch hospital after her craniotomy earlier this year.

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Jemima Gazley and her father Oliver outside Christchurch hospital after her craniotomy earlier this year.

On top of that, The Hirsch Family Funderpants organization has donated $ 10,000 ($ 14,386) directly to Dun in honor of Jemima. Mercedes-Benz NZ did the same and donated 9500 AUD (9955 NZD).

Monday morning, Oliver opened again due to demand since Givealittle. It will now run until October 22nd.

Jemima wanted to raise $ 100,000.

On Sunday evening, Oliver wrote the following post on the site:

“When I wrote the story of Jemima’s Incredible Journey a week ago, we did not know that her life was changing again, and this time for the positive.

“This increase has given Jemima a legacy she did not know was waiting for her. It makes sense to the meaningless. Power and hope where there was not much before.

“Unfortunately, Jemima’s health took an unexpected turn this morning, and she is unconscious at home, surrounded by her family and supported by doctors / nurses from Mary Potter Hospice. Although she is not in pain, we do not expect her to see Matt receive the funds – but she is aware of the large amount that has been withdrawn and has been read almost every message that was sent.

“Thank you for every kind word, thought, prayer, dollar and cent. You have helped this girl change the world. She was both flying and covered in the energy you all shared with her. What a special gift we have shared this week.

“We are deeply grateful to you all, and as many of you have said; good and proud of what Jemima has achieved with her ‘work on earth’.

“With our most sincere gratitude – Oliver and Ray, Theo and Rudy, Jemima and Pumpkin x”

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