Kane Roper suffers from the debilitating disease Multiple Sclerosis, but he’s not taking it lying down. He and his friends have discovered the fundraising power of Givealittle to help him cover his mounting medical bills.
Kane’s illness makes working impossible and he was forced to abandon a promising career teaching English to young children in Japan. He now puts all his time and energy into confronting his disease and regaining his health. He posts regular video blogs on You Tube to update his supporters on his progress.
In his posts Kane talks about the frustrations of dealing with slurred speech, weight loss and reduced mobility – the symptoms of his cruel disease. He has more reasons than most to feel hard done by, but his video blog is the diary of a brave and determined young man.
Kane talks about his personal programme of activities, such as walking in a pool – his own personal battle against his illness. At the time of writing, his plight had attracted nearly $10,500 in donations through Givealittle.
As well as donations to cover Kane’s living and medical costs, his friends recently used Givealittle in a bid to raise funds to fly him to the US for specialist treatment.
In a Walk for Life event, Kane’s friends and supporters walked from Hamilton to Taupo and back over five days, raising over $8500.