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Weʼre raising £8,000 to support Anya with Proton Beam treatment in America for a rare cancer

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This page is to raise funds for Anya Christian. Cancer affects so many lives and now this beast of a disease has decided on a battle with Anya.
She is my very close friend and colleague. To you she may be a friend, a colleague, family a teacher or someone who has just been there for you. That's the thing about Anya - she is always there for other people. She goes out of her way to do what she can for others even when that means putting her own needs last. So when those times come around for us to give back it's only right that we stand up and do so. Well now is that time. We need to have Anya' s back and be there for her.
So about this little beast. It's a rare cancer called a Chordoma and is diagnosed in just one in one million people per year!Anya has named this tumour Egbert. Egbert was wrapped around Anya's spine at the base of her skull. So 2 major operations later, minus a section of her spine and having gained a bolt in the neck (on the inside .... not Frankenstein style!) a big chunk of Egbert is gone. Getting to the rest of him is too high risk. Sadly with a Chordoma chemotherapy and radiotherapy are no good. This needs Proton beam therapy! A special laser beam treatment only available in the US or Switzerland. So after a long wait since the last operation and a few setbacks Anya has finally been told she will be getting her treatment in America. This is where we all come in ...... The treatment takes 9 weeks but she will be there for 12. That's a long time to be in the States and so we need to make sure there is enough financial support available to cover everything she needs and to make sure she can have her family around her when she needs them the most. Whatever your donation - it all helps to support this amazingly brave, strong, warrior of a woman. I know first hand that she wouldn't hesitate to help if it was someone she knows.
She will be off to Jacksonville in 4-5 weeks so get giving people and show this fabulous woman that we all have her back.

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    • Josephine Cornthwaite

      Josephine Cornthwaite

      Sep 24, 2018

      Healing thoughts Anya safe journey wishing you well.Josephine


    • sarah shucksmith

      sarah shucksmith

      Sep 23, 2018

      Dear Anya,Will be thinking of you and sending you lots of positive vibes while you are having your proton treatment in America . Stay strong you can do this . XXX


    • Kirstie Bottiglieri

      Kirstie Bottiglieri

      Sep 19, 2018

      Wishing you all the best!!!


    • Lucy Hart

      Lucy Hart

      Sep 19, 2018

      Sending so much love ❤️


    • Ellie Griffiths

      Ellie Griffiths

      Sep 19, 2018


    • Abby Griffiths

      Abby Griffiths

      Sep 19, 2018


    • Anonymous


      Sep 19, 2018

      With every finger and toe crossed for Anya: a beautiful woman I have been very lucky look to meet!

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