Got the death message: – Save the children, they will forget their father

Got the death message: – Save the children, they will forget their father

The first serious news came after the sudden collapse during the 2022 summer holidays.

Diagnosis: Liver cancer.

After more than a year of ups and downs in the fall of 2023, he himself understood that the final, gloomy doctor's report:

Two new tumors were diagnosed with incurable cancer. They are located in such a way that surgery cannot be performed or treated adequately.

– Although I hope for two more years, I know it is unrealistic. The length and quality of the remaining time is difficult to predict.

Says Keir Hilleran (40). Even he and his family of five have a chance in the future.

It's easy to focus entirely on positive experiences. But talk a few hundred times harder and then implement.

Father can be easily forgotten

– We talked about how the two youngest children, aged five and eight, can easily forget that they have a father, Keir Hilleren tells Duckblade.

Geir and his wife, Anita Swandesen, 45, talked carefully about how they were going to have good experiences with their children and friends during the uncertain time frame.

At home together: Mother Anita, father Keir, Noel (left), Gabriella and Daniel on an adventure boat trip to Kiel during the winter holidays. Photo: Kristin Svorte / Dagbladet.
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Before they took an unusual step to do just that: a support campaign for themselves on Splice.

Both are teachers. He was on Guben High School and other schools with young people who want to become car mechanics. On her day Rasdad School In the second grade of primary school.

Dagbladet meets the family on Friday in Skøyenåsen, Oslo. Then Keir Hilleren returns from life-long chemotherapy at the Rikshospitalet.

In the support campaign at Spleis, NOK 92,600 has come in, with many unknown donors.

Touching from an unknown mican

– It will be too much. There are more caring people around us than we think, even among people we don't know. It's positive food for thought in this situation, both say.

Keir Hilleran observed early on what he felt was “a very moving greeting”.

After reading his description on Splice, Miken sends a line with a signature heart symbol:

– Great to read. Even though I don't know you, I think of you all.

Parents and children Daniel (15), Gabriella (8) and Noel (5) all five returned home from the Oslo – Kiel – Oslo ferry trip with new experiences.

Kombenlein: Gabriella (8) proudly shows off her artistic drawing of a space for baby pig Kombenlein.  Photo: Kristin Svorte/Dagbladet.

Kombenlein: Gabriella (8) proudly shows off her artistic drawing of a space for baby pig Kombenlein. Photo: Kristin Svorte/Dagbladet.
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– Do you have any immediate new family plans?

– Determine the health condition. In March, I will find out if the new round of chemotherapy has any effect. It would be great if the five of us took a trip down south this spring. If we can make some trips to our permanent camp UthewallaKeer says.

wedding party

Anita adds:

– We're talking about throwing a “career party” for friends, family and colleagues. When we got married in 2022, we had to cancel a friend's party because Keir was scheduled to have surgery three days later.

Wedding 2002: The family gathers in Lillestrom after mother and father get married, but they have to cancel a party of friends.  Photo: Private.

Wedding 2002: The family gathers in Lillestrom after mother and father get married, but they have to cancel a party of friends. Photo: Private.
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Asking for money for himself and his family “is something that sits deep inside me and I don't like it,” writes Keir Hilleran, behind the Splice operation.

– Received negative comments about this collection?

– No, on the contrary, a lot of positive things. We talked a lot earlier about negative reactions and did it this way. We don't know how long or short I left, says Keir Hilleren.

– I realize this may seem trivial

and adds:

– Many people have it worse than us, so we understand that asking for money may seem trivial. We are both teachers and financially not bad. As for the uncertain time I have left, it can be used for the happiness of the five.

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Action Spleis has three clear, priority objectives:

1. Shared experiences to create good memories.

2. Another and new car not dependent on home car mechanic or student who wants to learn the same profession. Now the family owns a 2004 model petrol car, a new model electric car and a third, well-developed model, which is included in school teaching.

3. Get a company to continue the drainage around the house. Father Geer started with his own hands, but lacked the strength to continue.

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