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UCOL nursing students fundraise for stranger

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UCOL nursing students fundraise for stranger UCOL Nursing students Kelly Harding and Danica Thompson have taken a little boy's fight for life to heart.

The pair has organized a fundraiser for two year old Chase Topperwien who is fighting a courageous battle against acute myeloid leukemia.

The Hamilton toddler is undergoing chemotherapy but it is expected his only hope of survival is to get on a drug trial overseas.

Neither Kelly nor Danica personally know Chace or his parents. "We have never met but hope we can do something to help, even if it's some money to help them with everyday expenses," says Danica.

"We both have four year old children'" she says. "We can only imagine what Chace's parents are going through. We would hope if we were in the same situation, even strangers might want to help."

The fundraiser idea started as a modest sausage sizzle but as more people heard of the generous gesture, more sponsors have come on board with raffle prizes and vouchers.

Donations to help the family can be made at any ASB branch to the Chace Topperwien Fundraising account, number: 12 3217 0163111 00.

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