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    Weʼve raised £8,447 to help towards alternative treatments for Tricia

    Liverpool, UK
    Funded on Monday, 4th February 2019

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    Tricia’s Story

    We have set up this page to help raise funds in honour of Tricia.

    Tricia was first diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in 2003 at the tender age of 30. The treatment options were explained to Tricia but she was told that if she underwent chemotherapy then this would adversely affect her chances of having children in the future. Tricia agonised over the decision but decided to undergo surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. She beat the cancer. Amazingly, she also went on to have 3 beautiful children, Zach, Alannah and Anyaliese.

    Tricia’s courageous, inspiring and determined character was further demonstrated when, during her treatment, Tricia set up her own support group, called HUGS (Healthy Uplifting Group Support). While she had accessed a number of fantastic support groups herself, she still felt a little isolated as a young woman battling triple negative breast cancer. For this reason, HUGS was aimed specifically at young women diagnosed with this type of breast cancer, which is particularly aggressive and doesn't respond to regular hormone chemotherapies.

    Unfortunately, the triple negative breast cancer cruelly struck for a second time when Tricia was 42. The cancer was in her other breast. As well as having the full range of treatment as before, Tricia also had a mastectomy. Despite suffering enormously herself throughout the treatment with numerous admissions into intensive care with sepsis, pneumonia and various infections requiring blood transfusions, she continued to advise, counsel and support others going through cancer. Tricia was trying to provide a positive approach to such a terrible disease.

    Earlier this year, Tricia received the devastating news that the breast cancer was back. She soon discovered the heartbreaking news that the cancer was Stage 4 and had spread to her liver, chest wall and neck. No surgery was possible. Undeterred and undaunted, Tricia embarked on an immunotherapy clinical trial at St Bart’s in London. For 3 days every week she had to travel to and stay in London. Despite initial good progress, Tricia began to suffer from reactions to the immunotherapy drugs and infections in the site of the breast tumour. She became quite unwell and has been unable to continue to travel to London for the treatment. Unfortunately, a recent scan has revealed that the cancer has now spread to her bones; spine, sacrum, hips and pelvis. Despite these setbacks, she has vowed to stay positive and keep fighting…because that’s just who she is and what she does! She is fighting for her life, fighting for her children.

    To help Tricia’s fight, we are raising funds to explore alternative treatment options abroad; to assist with any travel/accommodation costs; to provide daily living care that Tricia will need for her and her children and to perhaps help provide some financial support for her 3 beautiful children in the future. We welcome personal donations from people that can, wealthy benefactors and companies/other organisations. We also welcome people organising fundraising events in Tricia’s name (be creative!!) or just offering whatever support and assistance they can. Together we can make a difference.

    Thank you in advance.

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    • Amanda Hurst12 days ago
      Amanda Hurst

      Amanda Hurst

      12 days ago

      It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of my wonderful friend. Tricia was laid to rest on Tuesday surrounded by hundreds of loved ones. Her 3 beautiful children showed their mummy’s strength, bravery and dignity. Thank you to everyone who donated, sadly the cancer was just too aggressive. In light of this, the money raised will be put in a trust fund for the children. Please keep them & Tricia’s family in your thoughts as they face life without her. Once again many thanks, the world has truly lost a special lady. Amanda X

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    • Amanda Hurst4 months ago
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      Amanda Hurst

      4 months ago
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      Come on guys just £233 and we’ll hit £8000 !!!!

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    • Amanda Hurst5 months ago
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      Amanda Hurst

      5 months ago

      Fundraising is going well, with the crowd funding pages having raised more than £4000 between them but this is just half of what is needed for one treatment. We are now organising a charity fundraising evening, any help in the form of raffle prizes would be greatly received. Tricia remains very poorly but determined to continue this fight, she is not ready to say goodbye to her beautiful children so let’s all keep on raising as much as we can.

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    Supporters

    208

    • LG

      LG

      Jan 22, 2019

      £5.00

    • Nici Annette

      Nici Annette

      Jan 17, 2019

      £60.00

    • Jo Forrest & Michelle Marchbank

      Jo Forrest & Michelle Marchbank

      Dec 14, 2018

      Hope this helps towards reaching your target to get to Germany.

      £132.65

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 7, 2018

      A very worthy cause, we hope this helps towards the amount needed for this treatment.

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 6, 2018

    • Sarah Read

      Sarah Read

      Dec 3, 2018

      For skydive by pokemongoer!

      £30.00

    • Siobhan Emmett-Jones

      Siobhan Emmett-Jones

      Nov 28, 2018

      Tricia, as an ex formby high pupil an FTL with UW, from our family to yours hope this brings you all some comfort and a little extra time 💜

      £10.00

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    Amanda Hurst

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    Liverpool, UK

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