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7%
£180
raised of £2,500 target by 8 supporters

    Weʼve raised £180 to help towards my bereavement and my cancer

    London
    Funded on Tuesday, 11th August 2020

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    Story

    Here is briefly my story, and please find some updates below.

    I've first lost my partner from cancer and then I’ve been facing cancer myself.

    I’ve been tackling my deep grief and its unique loneliness, an exhausting and traumatic year of nursing, and associated stress/mental health conditions, despite being drained by financial and bureaucratic issues and by painful family relationships.
    In Jan 2019 I’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer metastatic to the bones. I should be around for years. It is incurable but treatable. My type of cancer responds better to a gentle approach with a NHS hormone therapy. It seems to be working, and it helps a lot finding cheap ways to improve my quality of life as well as to manage pain, energy and side effects.
    I am also able to live all this thanks to the maintenance of a basic slow-paced and protected life, and thanks to some wonderful support - from the kindness of many people, from more specific and consistent assistance, and from experts. And the 20 vivid years with Frank keep nurturing me.

    However it is even more unsettling to deal with all this without having at least some money to survive.
    Gratefully my rent is covered but, once left with no savings, I’ve been struggling to pay for food and other expenses. I have several thousand pounds of debts and reach monthly the £1,000 limit of an arranged overdraft. Occasional donations and one-off grants are a salvation. I keep fighting to eventually get denied incomes. Going back into work is far from straightforward for various reasons.

    THANK YOU for any donation, message and sharing of this page. And to Mich, Dr Jenny, Hackney Council & my landlord, Emmanuelle, Michael, Anna, Rev Sophia & All Hallows by The Tower, Quiet Waters, Tom, Camphill Wellbeing Trust, Karolis & Uran, and to the familiar/first time contacts that have, are doing and will make a difference in my life, not only in the neighbourhood, charity organisations ... but everywhere I go!

    All my best wishes, Angela

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    • Angela Messina6 months ago
      Angela Messina

      Angela Messina

      6 months ago

      I am back! Starting a crowdfunding last May opened so much my heart that further deep grief came out in large amount too. Then I’ve often suffocated my bereavement as being absorbed by my disease and bureaucracy. Thankfully: my cancer is stable; I’ve received ~£300 in donations and £1500 in grants; 2019 concluded with a 1st legal victory and with a monthly min PIP benefit covering about half of my essential expenses. Hopefully 2020 is going to finally bring a feeling of security, calmness and normality. Please give me another boost. Thanks!

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    • Angela Messina1 year ago
      Angela Messina

      Angela Messina

      1 year ago

      What a first week - I have also received a cheque and a can of delicious oil. Some feedback via email was very touching, and it was a pleasure contacting some people after many years. Healthwise: I can't help with some tricky days but this appeal has been boosting my confidence, energy and good sleep. Many thanks to everyone! Angela

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    Page last updated on: 2/11/2020 15.01

    Supporters

    8

    • Julia Makin

      Julia Makin

      Feb 11, 2020

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Feb 4, 2020

      Hopefully this will kickstart your website again 👍

    • Ida Telalbasic

      Ida Telalbasic

      Jun 3, 2019

      Hope you win the battle and create a new life. Sending you a huge hug of support and wish that you make it through this difficult period.

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 11, 2019

      £5.00

    • Erika

      Erika

      May 1, 2019

      £100.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 1, 2019

      Dear Angela, I wish you all the strength and courage to continue to fight and recover very soon. Lots of love, Kat.

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 1, 2019

    Great people make things happen

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