Weʼre raising £5,000 to explore private treatment options to extend my life expectancy as chemo to date has not reduced tumour sizes and for my girls' futures.
- Hengoed, UK
- 18 days to go
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So many kind people have been asking if they can support my family and donate, however, my friend's page has now expired. So after careful consideration, I have decided to start my own. I am truly honoured and moved by your kindness.
So here is my story...
I married my childhood sweetheart at 21 & had two beautiful daughters. Sadly at 26 my husband was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease. Knowing that my daughters would lose their father at a young age, I tried to make as many wonderful memories as I could. However life became increasingly difficult for all the family and after trying to save my marriage it broke down. As many people do, I picked myself up & worked incredibly hard as a fulltime teacher & single Mum.
In Nov 2014 my world fell apart as I was diagnosed with grade 3 triple negative breast cancer with spreading to lymph nodes. With no known breast cancer in the family, the diagnosis came as a massive shock to everyone and it just got worse... I was then told I had the BRCA1 breast cancer gene & was told both girls had a 50/50 chance that they'd have the Huntingtons gene and the same odds of BRCA1. Heartbroken. So a double mastectomy, hysterectomy, chemo & radiotherapy followed & I was finally given the all clear in August 2015. During this horrendous time, I found happiness with my new partner Steve. He was amazing! He was an incredible support throughout my treatment & proposed soon after I was given the all clear. We got married in May & began to live our happily ever after together. But it was short lived. March 25th 2017 I found a new lump. After scans & tests the oncologist confirmed that my cancer had returned, this time the cancer is incurable. Steve being the Angel he is has promised to take care of my girls. I now have weekly chemo and every day is a fight. But I'm trying hard to give my children the most wonderful memories and this page can help do just that. So thank you X
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Aug 9, 2018
Jul 19, 2018
Year 5 girls at Ysgol Penalltau- Cwm Calon, heard your story and were keen to support. So we decided to raise money by selling hand-made bookmarks. We raised £92! We hope it will help. Pob hwyl!
Jun 6, 2018
Best wishes Dawn x
Jun 6, 2018
good luck Dawn and sending huge love your way to you and your family 💖💖💖💖
Jun 5, 2018
Jun 5, 2018
A heartbreaking, yet inspirational story. Keep making those wonderful memories for your girls to treasure for years to come.
Jun 3, 2018
Wish you all the best, Helen & Morgan
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