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Closed 15/01/2017

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£1,020raised of £6,000 target by 36 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,020 to help fund towards my treatment for cancer as we have had to find an alternative treatment to chemotherapy.

    Location
    Cannock, United Kingdom
    Time left
    Funded on Sunday, 15th January 2017

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    I was first diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2015 which is where my journey began. As expected, this was a huge shock and left both my family and myself completely devastated. I didn't want cancer to beat me so I have carried on fighting and taking every day as it came. Not long after I was diagnosed, I was experiencing terrible pain in my lower back and following a number of scans and tests I soon found out it had spread to the weakest part of my back where I had a previous injury. Being secondary bone cancer I was informed that this would never be cured and with the help of painkillers and more tests i'd have to live with it. Surgery could have been an option, however, there were high risks of the bone crumbling along with the chance of losing the feeling in my arm if the breast cancer was to be removed from my lymph gland. I was put on chemo tablets to try and shrink the breast cancer which seemed to have worked although the bone cancer continued to spread. Within 12 months it has spread to my ribs, shoulders and neck. With several stays in hospital due to pain and suspected meningitis, we recently found out that the cancer has also spread to my liver. Again, devastated and scared the doctors suggested a course of chemotherapy which would pro-long the cancer but never be able to cure it. Not knowing how long had left, I didn't want to have to deal with the sickness having needing such a large dose of chemotherapy. It was then we heard of alternative treatments and with a very supportive family and group of friends we have decided to give it a go so I can try and continue to live a normal life, beat cancer and enjoy time with my family and friends. Although the NHS are still monitoring the cancer and chemo may still be an option, the treatment has come at a cost and we are having to fund it ourselves. This is where I need your help.

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    • Alexandra Rainbow

      Alexandra Rainbow

      5 months ago

      Alexandra Rainbow

      I just wanted to say a massive thank you to anybody who has donated so far. We are 8% on target. X

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    36

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 19, 2016

      Come on everybody!! Let's push for that total & more. Good luck with your treatment Alexandra xx

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 15, 2016

      In support of Alexandra Rainbow from Tania,John and William

      £50.00

    • Susan Sedgwick

      Susan Sedgwick

      Dec 11, 2016

      Thinking of you and hoping you reach your target to help with your treatment. Love to you all x

      £10.00

    • Hannah Marie

      Hannah Marie

      Dec 10, 2016

      Lots of love Hannah, Josh and Laylah xxx

      £20.00

    • Lisa Simms

      Lisa Simms

      Dec 10, 2016

      Very best of luck!

      £50.00

    • kathleen morrall

      kathleen morrall

      Dec 10, 2016

      love from Wendys Autie Kath Uncle Dave xxx

      £10.00

    • Becky Smith

      Becky Smith

      Dec 10, 2016

      Good luck x

      £10.00

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    Alexandra Rainbow

    Alexandra Rainbow

    Cannock, United Kingdom

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