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Weʼre raising £90,000 to To pay for immunotherapy in America for my triple negative breast cancer stage 4

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Hi,

Please just take two minutes to read my story.....

My name is Emma Shaw, I am 40 years old and I live in Rothley in Leicestershire.

In March 2017 I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer, which only affects 15% of all breast cancer cases but if it spreads, is the most aggressive and difficult to treat as there are currently no licensed drugs in the UK so patients depend soley on chemotherapy and trials; meaning a very poor prognosis.

After my initial diagnoses I started my treatment which consisted of a lumpectomy, chemotherapy and radiotherapy and found strength and determination from my beautiful son Theo and my amazing family and friends. In November I was finally given the "all clear" and was told to go and enjoy my life...Which I did......

In February 2018 after it just being "me and Theo" for a very long time, I finally met my now partner Darren who slotted perfectly into our lives and never has once moaned about communiting to and from Wales to see us nor having to spend most of our time together at LCFC training ground where my son has recently been pre-signed for their under 9's academy!!

Life was now perfect and I couldn't have been happier......this was until we came back from our first holiday abroad together in August and I was admitted to hospital for three weeks with pneumonia, where later scans then confirmed that my triple negative breast cancer had spread to my liver.....my world shattered and I have been in a terrible place ever since; shutting myself off from my amazing support of family and frieands and dwelling on my poor prognosis which nobody can ever accept.

I have spent weeks searching the internet for some hope for my non curable cancer which is soul destroying when time is so precious.

Myself and Darren have decided that the best option for me would to receive treatment in America. If accepted, I will need to be there for a few months to receive a drug called Keytruda which is having very promising results and Immunotherapy. This still won't be a cure but will hopefully prolong my life to be able to make many more happy memories with my boys and my family and friends.

As we all know, America is very much ahead of their game when it comes to treatment but it comes at a very big price but right now, I can't put a cost on my life and time with Theo, so I am determined to make this work so at least I can say that I tried. Theo needs to see his mummy trying to fight this awful disease.

I know we all have our stories to tell and I know that life, financially, can be a struggle but I am asking for as little or as much as you can give and in return I will be forever grateful. Please help me make more time in the place where I have finally found my happiness.

Thank you xx

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    Page last updated on: 11/14/2018 6:11 PM

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    • Donna Martin

      Donna Martin

      Nov 14, 2018

      Xxx

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 14, 2018

      Thinking of you all, hope this helps towards your treatment. With love from Auntie Sandra & Uncle Andy xxxx

      £100.00

    • Alan Willson

      Alan Willson

      Nov 14, 2018

      Keep positive Emma and my thoughts are with you all. xx

      £100.00

    • Sophie Patterson

      Sophie Patterson

      Nov 14, 2018

      As a mum myself I know I would do anything I could to try and find a cure. I pray it helps you. Go to the newspapers and news channels as this could give your cause a boost.

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 14, 2018

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 14, 2018

      I hope and pray you get your treatment in America.Sorry I can't donate more.Thinking of you and you're family.Keep fighting beautiful xx

    • Katie & Carole Kouzaris

      Katie & Carole Kouzaris

      Nov 14, 2018

      Emma, we have not stopped thinking of you. We are sharing your message by having a raffle so our customers have the opportunity to contribute too! Thinking of you daily, this is from us both xxxxx SW

      £50.00

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