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Young man who was stranded in Fiji loses battle with cancer after kind Kiwis fund his return home

A young Kiwi who was stranded in a Fiji hospital before being evacuated to New Zealand, has died from cancer this morning.

Jarred Thompson, 27, had planned his trip to Fiji this year before he was diagnosed with testicular cancer that subsequently spread to his liver and lungs.

The plans for his month-long holiday went ahead and included a wellness camp retreat in a bid to improve his health.

Sadly Jarred's condition worsened while in Fiji and he was hospitalised.

A Givealittle page was setup to raise funds to evacuate Jarred back to New Zealand that raised more than $35,000.

He was taken to Auckland Hospital but died in the early hours of this morning according to a touching Facebook post by his friend Thomas Brook.

"Our brother, father, son, cousin, relative and dearly loved friend Jarred Cole Thompson made his transition from this life, into the next in the early hours of Wednesday morning the 21st of November 2018.

"Jarred was in the comfort of his family home in Taupō since Saturday, surrounded by his loving family and dearest friends till the end," the post reads.

The Givealittle page remains active after Jarred's death for anyone that wants to help support his family. 

Jarred Thompson. Source: Givealittle