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£1,760raised of £10,000 target by 86 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,760 to create a wheelchair friendly decking area accessible from the lounge so Ali can enjoy the view and tranquillity during her palliative care.

    Looe, Cornwall, UK
    Funded on Monday, 30th July 2018

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    As many of you know I have been fighting Leiomyosarcoma, (LMS), a very rare, incurable cancer since 2009. During that time, there have been numerous surgeries, treatments and just about every conceivable procedure available in order to prolong life. There does come a point where quality of life has to outweigh quantity though. The decision was made to bring forward the 'retirement' plans and get the dream cottage by the sea, complete with an amazing view. The property is old though and has taken all our funds, just to make it habitable and suitable for a disability.The peace and tranquillity has many healing powers and can certainly be a great stress reliever which is SO important when cancer is involved.The move has given me the strength and motivation to fight the inevitable.

    The tumours were so serious that they broke both of my legs which resulted in five operations, radiotherapy, serious sepsis infection and emergency hospital treatment. With this life threatening development comes the realisation that I am now nearing the inevitable end of this fight. I have no idea how long I've got and treatment is now for palliative care only. I am where I want to be, at home for care and peace of mind. Due to the location of our house and the many steps involved to get to it I am now housebound apart from essential ambulance transfers.

    Our plans were to create a decking area which is wheelchair friendly, accessible through new French doors with all the necessary structural modifications so that I can sit outside or see the view from inside, whatever the weather and savour the view and atmosphere. Sadly due to my rapidly declining health we just won't have the funds available to build this in time.

    If any of you can find it in your hearts to donate towards this fund, any amount no matter how small would be appreciated. Collectively, small amounts can become large enough to fulfil my ambition and give me the pleasure of enjoying what remains of my life to the maximum within my limitations.

    Thanks for reading, love to you all .. believe in miracles. Cancer sucks! xx



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    • Kathryn Freeman

      Kathryn Freeman

      Jul 24, 2018

      I hope you see many more views like that from your new decking xx


    • Lynne Halton

      Lynne Halton

      Jul 22, 2018

      That view was given to you for a reason, lovely lady! Hugs and much love. Wish I could buy you an entire deck! ❤️xxxx


    • Anne Boyes

      Anne Boyes

      Jul 12, 2018

      Sending you my very best wishes. Even though we have never met, you are often in my thoughts, and I love your blog posts with their fabulous reading recommendations.


    • Anonymous


      Jun 24, 2018

      On behalf of a very generous and compassionate American contributor. Thank you JP. Hope the target is reached in time.


    • Katie Jones

      Katie Jones

      May 30, 2018

      Sending you lots of love Ali, I'm hoping it can get built for you soon xxx


    • Jennifer Gilmour

      Jennifer Gilmour

      May 25, 2018

      Ali, I came across this on Twitter and I had no idea about your story. I wish I had of looked sooner. I hope to add to my contribution in the future. Much love <3


    • Mrs Bloggs

      Mrs Bloggs

      May 19, 2018

      All the very best Alison and huge congratulations for winning MOST INSPIRATIONAL BLOGGER At the Blogger Bash Awards today.XxxxxxxxX

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    Alison Drew

    Alison Drew

    Looe, Cornwall, UK

    Hey, I'm a bookblogger/reviewer/promoter, active on social media. This is who I am away from the 'LMS' brand which cancer has put upon me! Take a look at my blog feel free to get in touch whether it be about books or Leiomyosarcoma!

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