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    Weʼve raised £17,882 to Help my 27 year old daughter beat cancer for the 3rd time we need funds for treatment she may need abroad and give Penelope her mummy back

    Lancashire
    Funded on Wednesday, 5th October 2016

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    As a mother , I believe one of the worst things you can ever hear is
    " Mum I have Cancer " I have heard these word not once but THREE times and my daughter is only 27 years old - Let me tell you about her.The day she was born was a day I will cherish and remember forever I had a beautiful baby girl. The years went by and she grew into a beautiful young lady - She met someone and a wedding was planned - Things changed a little when she found out she was pregnant wedding plans were put on hold .On her first pregnancy scan a so called "cyst" was discovered,we were told not to worry and they would take a look at it on her next scan - The next scan came and our world change forever in a single phone call "mum I have cancer " Gemma was 16 weeks pregnant - she was offered a termination so the tumour could be removed immediately and treatment started, but Gemma decided her unborn child's life was more important than her own so she declined and insisted in carrying on - Gemma carried her baby while having endless scans and feeling dreadful - at 36 weeks due to size of the huge ovarian tumour it was decided to do a c- section at the same time as removing the tumour - They kept her awake to see her own beautiful ,but small daughter Penelope arrive into the world - only to be put to sleep and have the Cancer Removed . Penelope was taken to intensive care for the next few weeks,She came home to recover without her baby .A few weeks went by and Gemma was having scans and chemotherapy and Radiotherapy regularly, then it happened again - a phone call to say "its come back , I have cervical Cancer" .We were completely devastated
    I do not have enough space to say all the things I wish to say but in a very brief ending - Gemma had surgery and was cured once more -she has been ok for the last 2 years - Penelope is a beautiful 2 year old and we were so relieved- until now. Gemma now has a very rare stage 4 Cancer in her Brain and Lungs -Devastated does not come close

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    • Helen Sproates3 years ago
      Helen Sproates

      Helen Sproates

      3 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Hello everyone - We would just like to update you on Gemmas progress and say a massive thank you to each and everyone of you that donated to our page - We raised over £25,000 in the end - not all of it shsown on here - you are all amazing people and we are eternally grateful - you have helped us on our way enormously . Gemma is relatively healthy just now her scans are clear which is unbelievable - we are trying to make the most of everyday ready for the nxt battle when it returns - We will continue our fight on this epic horrendous path :-(

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    • Helen Sproates3 years ago
      Helen Sproates

      Helen Sproates

      3 years ago

      Thank you to you all

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    • Helen Sproates3 years ago
      Helen Sproates

      Helen Sproates

      3 years ago

      I have to keep doing this in pieces as only allowed so many words on here ! - We just want to thank all those event organisers - people are sooooo amazing - some strangers we have never met before raising literally thousands of pounds for Gemma - you all know who you are and we want you to know you are all very special people , not just for us , but to the the planet in general .. the world is a much better place with people like you in it ...that help people like us . Words are never enough but this is all a very humbling experience- Thankyou

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    • Helen Sproates3 years ago
      Helen Sproates

      Helen Sproates

      3 years ago

      We would also like to thank you all for the donations that keep coming in - we are as always forever grateful . There are a lot of fundraising events being organised out there , we have tried to attend as many as we can but with Gemma's condition we never know if we will be able to . People seem to be taken aback as to how happy & smiley we seem to be on arrival - the thing is we have adopted the motto "Carpe Diem " - Seize The day !! - We live our lives literally for the day now as we have no clue what's around the corner- Tears of a clown !

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    Page last updated on: 10/5/2016 19.04

    Supporters

    440

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 5, 2016

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 4, 2016

      £30.00

    • Debbie Tonks

      Debbie Tonks

      Oct 3, 2016

      Xxx

      £5.00

    • Deborah Barnett

      Deborah Barnett

      Oct 2, 2016

      Praying for you Gemma x

      £10.00

    • Lauren Hindle

      Lauren Hindle

      Sep 30, 2016

      £10.00

    • Andrea

      Andrea

      Sep 28, 2016

      I wish you all the strength on your journey and pray for you! Xx

      £10.00

    • RB

      RB

      Sep 27, 2016

      I am projecting a sphere of healing and protection to surround you.

      £8.00

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    Helen Sproates

    Helen Sproates

    Lancashire

    Gemma is my daughter, she has brain & Lung Cancer-please help us raise funds for her treatment.She has stage 4 cancer. we need to look everywhere for advanced treatment worldwide & in the UK .she has a two year old daughter -Penelope needs her mummy-I need a miracle-HELP US

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