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£21,588raised of £75,000 target by 924 supporters

Weʼre raising £75,000 to fund treatment abroad for my friend and mother Amelia Martin. (nee Newby) who has a rare terminal brain tumour.

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Amelia is my best friend. She is 41 years old. She has a 6 year old son and a loving husband. She has a rare tumour also found in children known as a grade 3 papillary Meningioma. Her tumour is growing rapidly and in an awkward direction and because of iits location in her brain is inoperable and untreatable with radiotherapy or chemotherapy. Already the tumour is affecting the muscles in her face, her sight and her hearing. Eventually it will kill her. In the last 4 years, Amelia has had 2 operations and radiotherapy on this tumour, and surgery to remove another smaller brain tumour. No further treatment exists for this type of rare tumour in the UK. However a clinic in Prague can offer Proton Beam Therapy and in some cases this has been shown to be successful. Prague have approved Amelia for treatment but the NHS have not approved her for funding.Because the tumour has grown 5 centimetres since November the clinic is advising that Amelia has the treatment urgently.

The money raised through Just Giving will fund Amelia's treatment abroad as well as any other treatment that she may need. Any money not spent on treatment and associated costs will be donated to cancer charities.

Amelia is the kindest, most positive person I have ever met. She is a much loved mum, wife, daughter and sister.She wants to fight this tumour so that she can watch her son grow up and be around him for as long as possible. So please help me to raise funds. Myself and her family would be so grateful. Thankyou.

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  • Cathy Sellars2 days ago
    Cathy Sellars

    Cathy Sellars

    2 days ago

    Almost at 20k, amazing!lets get there by the end of the day. There are other funds being raised too outside of the just giving page which means Amelia is close to being able to go to Prague. Meanwhile please keep donating and sharing. Thank you all so much x

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  • Cathy Sellars6 days ago
    Cathy Sellars

    Cathy Sellars

    6 days ago

    Amelia was on Anglia news yesterday and back in the Leicester Mercury today. The media coverage has given the crowdfunding a massive boost. So much going on in her local community too. Please do keep sharing! Thanks all so much.

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  • Cathy Sellars6 days ago
    Cathy Sellars

    Cathy Sellars

    6 days ago
    Update from the Page owner

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  • Emma Brun

    Emma Brun

    Jan 23, 2018

  • Andy Gillham

    Andy Gillham

    Jan 23, 2018

    Good luck - wishing you a long, healthy & happy life x

    £100.00

  • Carla Mayo

    Carla Mayo

    Jan 23, 2018

    £10 each for Hannah and Isla for their sponsored book read and cross stitch. Well done girls. xx

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 23, 2018

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Amelia x

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 23, 2018

    As a cancer sufferer myself I am hoping that this treatment may help a very deserving young woman have more time with her beloved family.

    £100.00

  • Paul, Chubby & Stuart

    Paul, Chubby & Stuart

    Jan 23, 2018

    Good luck, our thoughts are with you.

    £100.00

  • Natalie

    Natalie

    Jan 23, 2018

    Good luck with your treatment x

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