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Leah Cockroft

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£7,813raised of £10,000 target by 143 supporters

Weʼre raising £10,000 to help fund our mum's cancer treatment.

Wing, Leighton Buzzard, UK

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Please help our mum, Alison!

Our mum has secondary breast cancer and we are trying to raise money for medical treatment which we hope will prolong her life. She has recently become a Granny and would love to have as long as possible to spend making memories with baby Isabelle as well as the rest of her family and friends.

What we are raising money for:

We would like to raise money so mum can try this treatment, Selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT). SIRT is a way of using radiotherapy to control liver cancers that can’t be removed with surgery. However SIRT is a relatively new treatment which is currently not available on the NHS while they evaluate the data that has been collected over the past three years. This means we will have to go privately and will cost between £20,000-£30,000. Although it is not a cure, there has already been a high success rate in shrinking the tumours. We want to try anything which could give our mum a few more precious months.

Mum’s Cancer Story So Far:

Mum was first diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2012, where after having lump removal and radiotherapy was told the cancer was in remission. Jumping forward less than 5 years later to January 2017, mum was admitted to hospital after a serious problem with her lungs (Malignant Pleural Effusion which is a build up of extra fluid in the space between the lungs and the chest wall). This is when we found out the cancer had returned this time to her sternum and liver as well as in this fluid around her lungs. We were devastated. After the fluid was drained and mum had recovered from having a kidney operation (left kidney was blocked and needed a stent put in), she started on chemo. After 14 months of different chemotherapy, we were told that despite the cancer staying at bay for the most part, the tumours in the liver were proving stubborn. Mum was then put into a trial which unfortunately didn’t work. For now mum has recently been put back onto chemo (her fifth type) to hopefully slow down the growth of the tumours in the liver while waiting for another trial.

Mum has had to put up with a lot over the past couple years. As well as all the cancer treatment, she’s had a serious knee injury unrelated to the cancer, which resulted in surgery and many months of physiotherapy. Plus ongoing kidney issues which means having surgery every 4-6 months to make sure they are functioning the best they can. Since March 2017 she’s had 5 kidney operations.

We’re doing what we can to raise the required total, but we need some help along the way.

Thank you for your time. Any amount of denotations or words of support would be greatly appreciated but please don’t feel obliged to.

From the Cockroft family x

‘No matter what happens today enjoy every minute. Life is short it can change in an instant.’

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  • Leah Cockroft6 months ago
    Leah Cockroft

    Leah Cockroft

    6 months ago

    Happy New Year!! My family and I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who donated and shared our page last year. We have raised an amazing amount so far!! Just a quick update with my mum’s treatment: the latest chemo treatment has unfortunately not been working so mum has been taken off it and has started hormone therapy and will be soon having an appointment to see the SIRT doctor. So please, please keep sharing our page as we need to continue to raise the money for the SIRT treatment.

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  • Leah Cockroft6 months ago
    Leah Cockroft

    Leah Cockroft

    6 months ago

    Wow, the band raised a massive £515.33, entertaining the crowds in Buckingham on Saturday - a really big thank you to everyone who played, even when the weather turned bitter, a great boost to our fund.

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  • Leah Cockroft6 months ago
    Leah Cockroft

    Leah Cockroft

    6 months ago

    We are getting nearer the target, but still have some way to go. This picture is of my band, we were fundraising last night and raised a bit more for the fund, we have two more fundraising gigs before Christmas. Thank you to all who have donated so far but please keep sharing with your friends. Also thank you to Pete, Tina and Gill who have given me donations too. Ali xxxx

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8 months ago

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Page last updated on: 6/16/2019 23.23

Supporters

143

  • Anonymous A

    Anonymous A

    Jun 16, 2019

    £20.00

  • Iris Pettit

    Iris Pettit

    Apr 25, 2019

    £9.00

  • Sarah Guy

    Sarah Guy

    Feb 23, 2019

    Good luck x

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 22, 2019

    Wishing you all the luck in the world xx

  • Katy Swingler

    Katy Swingler

    Feb 22, 2019

    Best wishes and fingers crossed xx

    £10.00

  • Sheila Handley

    Sheila Handley

    Feb 7, 2019

    The last of my sponsor money is in - £369 altogether - thanks to everyone xx

    £19.00

  • Pritpal Cole

    Pritpal Cole

    Jan 27, 2019

    Wish you all the best ❤️

    £20.00

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Leah Cockroft

Leah Cockroft

Wing, Leighton Buzzard, UK

My name is Leah, and I've set this page up on behalf on my mum to raise money for medical treatment.

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