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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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    • Julie P

      Julie P

      Jan 2, 2019

    • Claire Stockbridge

      Claire Stockbridge

      Dec 2, 2018

      Last 5 treatments to go Anya your nearly there .See you when you get home .Lots of love Claire xxxx


    • A local Bearsted resident

      A local Bearsted resident

      Nov 27, 2018

      Best of luck with your treatment in the States.


    • Jo Tolliday (fever)

      Jo Tolliday (fever)

      Oct 16, 2018

      So sorry to hear of your fight Anya. Haven’t seen you since school but wishing you lots of love. Hope it’s going ok so far. Kick It’s arse. Jo xxxx


    • Kathryn Jones

      Kathryn Jones

      Oct 2, 2018

      Thinking of you Anya, go fight this thing like we know you can 💪🏻 Missing you in the EAM office xxx


    • Louise Twiner

      Louise Twiner

      Sep 28, 2018

      Havent seen you since school. But wanted to wish you all the best for the journey/treatment you are about to take x


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      Sep 28, 2018


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