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Weʼre raising £9,000 to help support and care for mum with rare aggressive Breast Cancer.

Tiverton, UK

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We’re hoping to raise £9,000 to help my mum, Sue Furness, who has just learned that she has a rare and aggressive form of Breast Cancer (known as Triple Negative). She will immediately begin a course of grueling chemotherapy, followed by surgery and radiotherapy, a treatment regime expected to last up to a year. Naturally we want to support and care for her during this emotional time. Will you help us?

For 16 years my mum followed her passion for education by working overseas as a teacher and later as an entrepreneur. Over the last 8 years she stayed in Vietnam, helping students and researching for her website blog. She was in the process of returning to England to care for her 94-year-old mum when she discovered the lump on her chest.

She took the decision to fly home immediately to be among family and friends. This interruption to her plans means she has just two suitcases of belongings with which to start her new life as a cancer patient - everything she now needs is 10,000 miles away.

Mum has worked since the age of 15 and was an NHS nurse in her early career - in the same hospital where she is now a patient. Due to having lived overseas she has been asked to pay for the initial consultation and tests, over £1,000, even though she was born in England and has paid into the system for over 40 years. She is now in England permanently, but still needs to prove this to establish residency.

It was always the plan to move back home once her enterprise was off the ground and hopefully producing revenue. Sadly, this awful disease has meant she has had to abandon her home and possessions and camp out at her elderly mother's home in Devon. Continuing working on her website (www.kidsnschools.com) may be difficult, but we are all trying to be positive, even though we know there will be tough times ahead.

These last few years have been tough for us as a family since my brother passed away in 2015, aged 40. It was especially hard for mum having to cope with the loss and grief on her own. Now, with the worry over debt and the stress of losing her home, income and business, we are all hoping and praying that the cancer does not spread.

We want to raise this money to reunite mum with her belongings, help with the cost of setting up home in England, and for transport to the hospital. Every penny we raise over the target, will be donated to FORCE Cancer Charity at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. Please help us all you can!

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  • Carianne Clarke (Formally Furness)3 days ago
    Carianne Clarke (Formally Furness)

    Carianne Clarke (Formally Furness)

    3 days ago

    Mum thanks everybody for his or her good wishes and contributions to this appeal. More than anything she feels cared for, and missed. Although she loves being back in England around friends and family, she also misses her life in Vietnam, the friends she made there and the young people she helped with their studies.

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  • Carianne Clarke (Formally Furness)3 days ago
    Carianne Clarke (Formally Furness)

    Carianne Clarke (Formally Furness)

    3 days ago

    Its been a busy time for mum settling back into the UK. The second chemo cycle is imminent and less scary now that the first is out of the way. In the last three weeks, mum was admitted to hospital for a bad reaction to a drug prescribed for her treatment, and was wrongfully pulled over and breathalised by the police on her way to hospital at 2am on deserted roads. Despite low energy levels she is coping well. The expected hair loss is now beginning but there is a very nice wig on standby!

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  • Carianne Clarke (Formally Furness)1 month ago
    Carianne Clarke (Formally Furness)

    Carianne Clarke (Formally Furness)

    1 month ago

    Hi guys, we had mums first visit to meet the oncology team today. Mums chemotherapy starts in two weeks and will be every three weeks for nine weeks then weekly. After which time she will need surgery followed by radiotherapy. It was a lot to take in and a very scary time for mum.

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Page last updated on: 10/14/2018 9:25 AM

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  • Teresa Foard

    Teresa Foard

    Oct 10, 2018

    Dear Carianne,Please know that my thoughts are with you and the family at this time. Sue is a very dear person and although our paths crossed for only one year in HCM, I miss her around. Teresa

    £100.00

  • Christine Yvon

    Christine Yvon

    Sep 25, 2018

    Thousands of positive thoughts dear Sue, we are all with you ! We look forward to seeing our Empress back for a huge catch up :-) So much love

    £100.00

  • Jane Herve

    Jane Herve

    Sep 22, 2018

    Sending you big hugs from Bangkok.

    £150.00

  • Lorraine & John Kelly

    Lorraine & John Kelly

    Sep 20, 2018

    If positive thinking can increase your chances for a full recovery then Sue will certainly crack this. We love you Sue. And are here for you. Best wishes and good luck with your treatment xx

    £100.00

  • Bridget Norman

    Bridget Norman

    Sep 20, 2018

    Good luck to sue - crossing my fingers it all goes well!

    £100.00

  • Karin Shenkar

    Karin Shenkar

    Sep 16, 2018

    Wishing you the very best Sue and looking forward to better news soon!Big hugs!

    £100.00

  • Thilani Dassanayake

    Thilani Dassanayake

    Sep 15, 2018

    Dear Sue - We all pray for a speedy recovery! God bless you!Keminda, Karvin & Thilani

    £100.00

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Carianne Clarke (Formally Furness)

Carianne Clarke (Formally Furness)

Tiverton, UK

I'm Carianne, Sue who this page is about is my mum and she has just found out she has a very rare form of breast cancer, that is very fast growing. I myself help people for a living and feel so helpless that I can't help my own mother.

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