Weʼve raised £37,999 to help fund Caroline’s cancer treatment now NHS options are exhausted
- London, UK
- Funded on Thursday, 30th January 2020
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Thanks for visiting my cancer funding page. Most of you will know my story, but as a quick summary, in September 2018, age 33, with a 1 year old child, and seemingly healthy, I was diagnosed with stage IV incurable cancer. Since then, I have been through a pretty brutal treatment regime with spinal and heart surgeries, radiotherapy and multiple rounds of three different chemotherapies/ targeted drug treatments. Despite being under the care of an excellent oncologist and team at St Bartholemew’s NHS hospital in London, sadly my cancer appears to be aggressive and nothing has fully worked to stop the disease spreading. We were recently told the devastating news that I am now out of options on the NHS, but luckily there are still a few things we can try privately. Whilst we are fortunate to have been able to pay for these private options with savings so far, costs are beginning to mount up and are likely to escalate in coming weeks (we expect them to reach in excess of £20,000 before Christmas alone), so we have set up this page to accept the generous offers of fundraising and donations that many of you have made. We are hugely grateful for such offers of support at this challenging time and thank you so much for any amount you are able to raise or give. Caroline, Brian and Oscar x
Money raised will initially be used for a liver biopsy and tumour mutation testing to work out the best treatment plan (£5k), a specialised scan to test for neuroendocrine cancer (£3k), cancer drug Avastin, not available on NHS (circa £4k per month) and ongoing oncologist/ consultant appointments (£200+ per meeting).
You can read all about my cancer story on my blog www.nutritiousliving.co.uk
- 1 year ago
Caroline Yeats1 year ago
We have been blown away by the kindness and generosity shown by family, friends and strangers alike. It has been a financial and emotional boost! Thanks so much to every single one of you. The money has/is being used for various further testing, a drug called avastin alongside chemo, and exploring any other options possible. Things are not good medically, and I have put a detailed post on my blog (probably not an easy read). We continue to hope, we continue to look for options, we continue to stay strong with your help. Thank you again
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Jan 21, 2020
Jan 18, 2020
Caroline + Briansending our love to you all.Pete, Catriona, Eilidh + Lindsay. x
Jan 17, 2020
Hi Caroline, I wish you all the best.
Jill, Elias & Rory xxx
Jan 16, 2020
Caroline, you are such an inspiration for your family and friends and leaving a legacy with your writing of blog and books.You are a lesson for us all on how to live.Lots of love xxx
Jan 14, 2020
Wishing you and your family all the best for your upcoming treatment x
Jan 13, 2020
Love and best wishes x
Jan 13, 2020
Lots of love and hugs hunny! X
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