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My mum Jean was first diagnosed with Leukaemia back in April 2015. She has had a long and hard struggle to survive . Throughout her battle with Leukaemia my mum's bravery and courage has never ceased to amaze me. When my mum was first diagnosed with Leukaemia she was given a 40 per cent chance of survival if she had chemotherapy or weeks to live without it. My mum chose to undertake the chemotherapy treatment. The next six months she was in and out of hospital and needing a lot of care from my sister and I. My Dad who health was starting to fail was her rock and throughout her time in hospital stayed with her day and night. Mum then went into remission and was just beginning to enjoy her period of stability when life dealt her a doubly cruel blow. In February this year Mum lost her beloved husband. Suddenly mum seemed lost and afraid. She had struggled so hard and so long to survive the Leukaemia only to loose her devoted husband. They had been together for over 50 years. My sister and I continued to support mum and help with her everyday needs, trying to work as supply teachers and be there for her. It proved to be extremely challenging and stressful. Then in July this year came the unexpected news that mum had gone into relapse. The Leukaemia had returned. She was told that she would only have a few weeks left and that chemotherapy was not advised as she only had a 20 per cent chance of survival. Mum then had the next week to decide what she was going to do. Would she grab the time left or under go further treatment. She decided to go for further treatment. As she wasn't ready to give up her fight for life just yet and in mum's words " I don't want to leave my girls. " During these last weeks mum has been undergoing her treatment and recovering from complications such as pneumonia at times it has been touch and go whether she would make it to the next day. But some how she has managed to pull through. Throughout her recent struggle both my sister and I have been there whether it was staying at the hospital, attending the day clinic with her or caring for her at home. Mum still has a long hard road to travel. She needs to attend haematology/oncology day unit every other day and a typical visit can last up to 7 hours if she needs blood transfusions. She needs a lot of care and support with her day to day needs at home in between her visits to the day unit. My sister and I need your support to help our mum in her moment in need. We want to care for our mum and just spend what little time we have left with her. My sister and I have faced our own challenges we have both lost our jobs through the stress and worry of loosing mum. But we have decided we want to full fill my mum's last wishes. In her own words " I don't know what I would do without the support of you two. I just want someone to help us so we can spend what little time we have together. I don't want to worry about you going back to work. I don't want to be alone. I need you with me." Please help us to help our mum. It is the last thing we can do for her. We can't bear the thought of loosing her. But we know for sure we want to hold onto what little time we have, grasp it and never let it go. No-one knows how much longer we have her, it could be weeks or months, It is down to when God decides. My sister and I don't want to loose our mum and we want to be there for her but we are not in a financial situation where we can do so without your help. So please help us. A donation from you would help us to care for our mum and be there for her during her time of greatest need. My mum has always wanted to visit different parts of the country from the New Forest, Cornwall to Edinburgh as well as go on a cruise. But most importantly my mum just wants her daughters to be able to be with her. Please help grant her wishes. All the money you donate will be used to improve the quality of mum's life , to help create some special memories and most importantly to support her with her everyday needs and to allow us to just be there for her.
- 1 year ago
Annabelle1 year ago
Only yesterday mum was told by the consultants that the chemotherapy has not worked. There is very little more they can do for her. She has weeks left. My sister and I are going to be caring for mum. Any donation you make will help to make mum's final weeks as comfortable as we can for her.
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My name is Annabelle I am one of the daughters of Jean. I am trying to raise money so my sister and I can look after my mum during her final weeks or months.