Weʼve raised £145 to by running 10k to raise funds to support Katrina who has Aplastic Anaemia, to buy wigs and other items she might need post chemotherapy
- Funded on Thursday, 1st June 2017
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We are fund-raising for Katrina Baylis, a Colchester resident, to raise money for wigs she will need following treatment and any other items that will be required to support her post-treatment.
Katrina was diagnosed with a life threatening condition known as Aplastic Anaemia 17 years ago at the age of 15, a rare blood disorder which affects the bone marrow and as a result she doesn’t produce enough blood cells and has a weak immune system. She was treated at Addenbrooke’s hospital which was a success, however relapsed four years later only to be told the condition had not only returned but had gotten worse, she now also has underlying pre leukaemia cells as well as 2 other conditions known as Myeloid Dysplasia and PNH clone. Her only hope of a cure this time is a bone-marrow transplant but because she is mixed race there is a shortage of people on the registry and there is only a 1 in 500,000 chance of her finding a donor.
Over the years the doctors have tried to keep her as stable as possible but over the last year her condition has gotten worse and she has become dependent on blood transfusions and is constantly back and forth to the hospital. She has started to undergo new treatment which resulted in a lot of her hair falling out and with the possibility of the bone-marrow transplant looming closer than ever, which involves chemo therapy, we are trying to raise money to get a wig made for her to help her go through this transition.
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- 3 years ago
10K for Katrina3 years ago
Well thanks to everyone who donated to Hollys run - we raised £145 Which is on top of the £675.50 from the bake sale and £2065.00 from the GoFundMe page as well as other donations direct from friends - it is most appreciated by Katrina and her family - thought I would share this today to show myself and others that there is good in the world still
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May 14, 2017
Well done gorgeous xx
May 13, 2017
Love from Maria x x
May 13, 2017
All my love to you Katrina x love Jacqui x You can do It Holly so proud of you
May 13, 2017
You can do it holly. Proud of you. Xxx
May 11, 2017
Good luck Holly what a good mate you are to your brave friend xxx
Apr 30, 2017
Really can't wait to run for you Kat! I love you so much, you've been there for me so much over the last two years so running for you my lovely will be amazing!!!! This is from me and Ben, love you x
Apr 27, 2017
Amazing cause, makes the run even sweeter when u cross the finish line xx
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