The O'Brien Family Story
Macc O’ Brien, the son of Nicole and Jay O’ Brien, was supported by the Child Cancer Foundation after being diagnosed with cancer in Auckland in April 2017. The couple also have a daughter named Eva. Five months into Macc’s chemotherapy treatment, Jay was offered a job in Nelson. It was a good opportunity for the family so Jay accepted and the family relocated to Nelson in October.
Unfortunately, not long after moving to Nelson where Macc continued with his treatment, Jay’s job didn’t work out and the family fell on hard times. During a visit to the family, the family’s Family Support Coordinator became aware of their change in fortunes. When the coordinator heard of their plight, she gave Jay the forms to apply for a grant to obtain a truck driving licence so he could look for work. He got his licence and was offered three jobs.
Jay is now working six days a week to get the family back on their feet. Happily, Macc is also doing well. The family is incredibly grateful for the “life-changing” grant they received from the Foundation.
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