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Weʼre raising £100,000 to help fund alternative Cancer treatments for our Bec. Help Bec Beat Brain Cancer #HBBBC

East Tilbury, Essex

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Bec is a lady who can light up a room with her infectious humour and ability to make you feel at ease. Superwoman would not be an understatement for someone who has studied hard and become a registered community psychiatric nurse in a job she loves. Alongside this, Bec is a devoted Mum to 3 boys, her youngest is just 2 years old.

Bec has brain cancer, a very aggressive form of tumour known as Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM).

Bec needs our help to fund alternative treatment, she would not ask herself, but her family and friends will, they know the importance of getting this superwoman back in full working order for her kids, patients and anyone else who is lucky enough to make her acquaintance.

Bec’s family are researching hard to find alternative treatments or clinical trials anywhere in the world that could be effective, but these treatments come at great cost.

As an example, immunotherapy treatment is an option for Bec, hosted in Germany, but can cost up to £35,000 per session. Bec would need a minimum of four sessions over three months, this requires us to raise funds of well over £100,000!

Please help us, to help Bec go into battle with her cancer, with all guns blazing!

Bec’s Story (in her own words)

It’s late summer 2018, I was enjoying our holiday abroad with my 2-year old son Ash, although, whilst away, I started to get random headaches. Each week after they were getting worse, but I was putting it down to eye strain, my work hours and parenting. Friends, family and colleagues started to notice the effect these headaches were having on me and encouraged me to attend A&E at Basildon hospital. I went, but was dismissed with a diagnosis of possible migraines and sent home with headache pills, however, staff booked me in for an MRI six weeks later as a precaution.

In September/October 2018 the symptoms were becoming unbearable, in-fact, so much so that I was struggling to cope. I went back to A&E but they dismissed me again with the same diagnosis (severe migraine). In November I was signed off work, I was vomiting, I felt fuzzy, completely drained and eventually, I began to collapse to the floor and have what I now know were seizures. Thankfully, the MRI was due, six weeks after my first visit! The MRI was taken, and hospital staff noticed some swelling on my brain. As you can imagine, I was taken aback. However, the full diagnosis would take a further four excruciating days.

The eventual diagnosis was a massive shock to me, my family and friends. We all knew something was wrong (due to the swelling) but being told that an aggressive form of tumour known as Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) had been found, well, I just couldn’t take-in that kind of news! Unfortunately, that wasn’t all, I was also told that I had to have a potentially life-threatening operation that evening and would be immediately transferred to Queens Hospital (Romford), it had us all stunned!

The morning of the surgery I was in tears, would I ever see my beautiful family and friends again? Would I come out of surgery with brain damage? The operation followed, it was a success! The tumour was carefully removed, we all felt the relief and elation that I had survived, I believed I was over the worst of it, my recovery was remarkable, apart from partially losing the sight in my right eye, I was mobile, I could communicate and there was no cognitive issues, I was so happy, this time it was tears of joy!

The elation was short lived. A couple of weeks later, I was invited back to Queens Hospital to meet with the surgeon who had performed my procedure and informed me that my Glioblastoma was a grade 4, the most aggressive cancer to affect the brain and life expectancy is just 12-month's. More tears followed. There didn't appear to be much hope for me and I was left to deal with this news. I just couldn't think straight, myself and my partner were in tears again, I do not want to die young!

As the weeks have passed, I have felt stronger, mentally and physically, there are no more tears, I push myself to do the things I usually do and ensure I am around people that make me happy, using humour to get through each day and most importantly, I try to stay positive. I am only able to do this because of my amazing family, friends and colleagues support. I am ready to do whatever is necessary to survive cancer. I am a mum of 3 boys, Mitchell, Maison and my youngest, Ash and I love them all dearly. I am devoted to my family, they are what I live for. What I really want is to get back to work as a nurse, go on holidays and travel, I want to have so many more memories.

Time is of the essence! My life has changed forever, I am currently unable to work as a registered community psychiatric nurse (a job I absolutely love) and I no longer feel independent. I was a proud working mother and now, suddenly, I’m not, I can’t even drive! I need your love, support and prayers more than ever. Family and friends want to give me the best fighting chance of survival. I’m currently undergoing daily Radiation and Chemotherapy at Queens Hospital in Romford (Dec to Mar 2019). Incredibly, the NHS do not support other forms of cancer treatment, however, there are some patients in the US & Europe who have seen a dramatic change in their prognosis and who are going into remission after receiving alternative treatments (i.e. immunotherapy, frankincense, CBD, DCVax, etc.) to those commonly given for malignant brain tumours. This is what I am up against, and this is the kind of treatment I need!

Thank you for reading xx

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  • Becs Family & Friends7 days ago
    Becs Family & Friends

    Becs Family & Friends

    7 days ago

    So today it’s my birthday 🎈 I have had the most amazing time over the weekend, my family and friends have bought me the loveliest gifts, I really do have the best people in my life 😍 I have been offered complimentary therapies with McMillan so I'm starting that tomorrow, looking forward to the relaxation. So next week I have my third infusion... 🤞 I should hear in May whether it has had any benefit .... here's hoping 🙏🏻 Thanks again to everyone for all your kind donations and support 😍 Sending lots of love Bec ❤

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  • Becs Family & Friends17 days ago
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    Becs Family & Friends

    17 days ago

    I had my 2nd trial infusion yesterday at Mount Vernon, hopefully all that lovely medication is swimming around my blood stream doing it's thing! I was there from 12.45 till 6.30pm, long old day but worth it. I got to spend time with my lovely sister Lauren, Preston, Mum, Laura, baby George, Barrie and his family. I also started on higher dose of chemotherapy tablets today, I should be ok on them as I was before 🤞🏼 Looking forward to seeing old work friends tonight at the Tandoori Parlour Thank you all again for so much love and support, Bec x

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  • Becs Family & Friends21 days ago
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    Becs Family & Friends

    21 days ago

    Hi all, we would like to thank everybody for there kind donations and support over the last few weeks. We have had some amazing events on which have raised fantastic amounts of money to help becs fight! For any upcoming events please go onto #HBBBC face book page (you can find the link in the story ❤️ ) Bec will be having her second infusion next Thursday 7th March 🙏🏻 Let’s pray this is working! Becs been feeling very tired lately which I’m sure is a side effect of all this treatment, but she still continues to fight on 💪🏻 XXXX

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  • michelle netting

    michelle netting

    Mar 24, 2019

    so pleased to be able to do something for this lovely lady hope this helps money collected from KTF Soulclub

    £190.89

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Mar 23, 2019

    hope you get bettermark / Maria/ luke

  • Trudy Smith

    Trudy Smith

    Mar 22, 2019

    Love and thoughts

    £4.00

  • Lauren Whybro

    Lauren Whybro

    Mar 22, 2019

    All the best Becs, good luck on your walk Emily and Glenn, love from Lauren, Elaine and Terry xx

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Mar 21, 2019

    Love Hollie Swan & Guest ❤️

    £16.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Mar 21, 2019

    East tilbury club ❤️

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Mar 21, 2019

    Keep going bec x

    £10.00

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East Tilbury, Essex

Our Bec needs Immunotherapy treatment, its an alternative treatment hosted in Germany, and can cost up to £35,000 per session. A minimum of four sessions over three months is required, this means raising well over £100,000! Please help, any donation is very much appreciated xxxx

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