Weʼre raising £7,000 to update on help with this brave Mum of two
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Deborah is the most optimistic and forward looking Mum I know and has handled her diagnosis, surgery and 54 weeks of treatment with an amazing heart. She is solo parenting and her two teenagers have held it together remarkably well due to their Mum’s love and care.
Prior to being diagnosed with cancer, her eldest daughter gained a place at one of the most highly regarded performing arts schools in the country. There was great excitement and Deborah was immensely proud of her daughter’s achievement. They accepted the place. Only her GCSE’s would prevent her from going. Or at least she thought…
It was later that Deborah was diagnosed and in her own words ‘there was no way I could crush my daughter’s hard work and say she couldn’t go’. Deborah started the gruelling rounds of chemotherapy and her daughter revised and did all she could to keep focused. It was an incredible time and her daughter gained her incredible GCSE results.
Fast forward through chemotherapy, radiotherapy and midway through immunotherapy Deborah is pulling through a very bumpy road.
The reason I am fundraising is that she has been given 54 weeks of treatment and it’s tough for her to work consistently having been ill and having to stay in hospital too. She has a raft of hospital appointments. Looks after herself. Looks after her children. Keeps a roof over their heads and food on the table. Is rebuilding her strength. Rebuilding her career. Rebuilding her life in fact. And she is struggling to hold it all together. I know that the stress and pressure is the very last thing she needs right now.
I want to help her because she has fallen behind with her daughter’s college fees and accommodation. The college has told her that she can’t come back unless her fees are up to date in January. No help with a plan or anything, even though they know how severe the circumstances are. This could happen to any of us and it's tough to see.
Any donations will keep Deborah’s daughter in the place she worked hard to get to, is thriving at and loves passionately. It will be great to relieve the stress and pressure that this brilliant Mum of two is feeling too. Thank you. Chloe x
P.S You can find out more about Deborah's journey through her Instagram page. Just follow the Pink Ribbons! Instagram Story
2018 - one hell of a year
Brutal and savage
You gave many a tear
You came in harsh with a close family death
And continued at pace, unable to catch my breath
A routine check
Thank goodness for our NHS
Gave a cancer diagnosis and left me a mess
But life carried on
And at break neck speed
Children with big exams
I still need, to be able to lead
The weather was stunning and made our hearts smile
Pondering on life’s beauty as I rested a while
The many hospitals, the raft of appointments, the many caring staff
The anguish, the upset, the many many laughs
Clawing through treatments, squashed flat to the ground
And still life carries on, around and around
Oh my gosh for so many caring friends
Holding me up; not letting me bend
Their kindness and caring has blown me away
I don’t know what would happen without them; I don’t know what to say
Some say treatment is preventative
It feels like a curse
Always understanding it could have been so much worse
Cancer disrupts your whole life; it messes your head,
But I feel it has given me more than it’s taken, when all has been said
A love for life, a lack of fear
A fierce strength and caring for those I hold dear
A willingness and understanding for new things I know
Happy to be places I wouldn’t normally go
Treatment will finish this coming June
I can’t just tell you - not a moment too soon
2019 help put me back on my feet
I’ve got places to go and people to greet
I wish for you all love, fun and wealth
Of course most of all take care of your health
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- 3 months ago
Chloe Leibowitz3 months ago
Hi lovely Chloe A massive thank you to you for stepping in to help me out when I’m on my knees and trying to make some sense of my life. Maisie is back for this half term at least. My treatment finishes in June; I know, a marathon right? I couldn’t believe it when my Oncologist told me it was 54 weeks. I am tired and feeling the weight of it all at the moment. You have no idea how grateful I am for the support you have given me and the support of this wider community. Thanks a million Deborah x
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Apr 11, 2019
Sending you love and light to the best neighbour we ever had ❤
Apr 10, 2019
Really happy to support Deborah who is an inspiration to me.
Feb 6, 2019
Good luck with your treatment
Feb 4, 2019
Keep fighting Deborah. You're an inspiration! :)
Jan 29, 2019
Jan 25, 2019
Dear Chloe, I wish I could help with more but had only one booking for "Headshots for a cause". I'm happy that I could still contribute. I wish that Deborah get back to normal as soon as possible. :)
Jan 17, 2019
Chloe, I’ve never met you but know Deborah through work. Well done for your efforts xx
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Hi. I'm Chloe and I am fundraising for my friend who I have known for 12 years. This is simple for me because as I see it... it could happen to any of us.