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£67,001raised of £80,000 target by 1080 supporters

    Weʼve raised £67,001 to pay for essential self-funded cancer treatment

    Ware, UK
    Funded on Wednesday, 12th September 2018

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    We are very sorry to have to let everyone know that Leah sadly passed away on Wednesday, before we could use the funds to help her as we had hoped. She developed a rare and dangerous complication that caused her to go downhill very rapidly.

    As everyone who knew her will know, she faced her disease with courage and strength. Your amazing generosity lifted us all, including Leah, at the darkest of times and showed how many people loved and cared for her.

    She was wonderful, warm, funny and kind and we will always miss her more than words can say.

    We plan to divide the money equally between Seth's future and Cancer Research UK, to aid the fight against this awful disease. This is what we think Leah would have wanted.

    The ball will still go ahead in her memory next month, as we think she would have wished. She would definitely have wanted everyone to have a good time!

    Please find out more about the ball, including booking tickets, at http://midsummermasqueradeball.co.uk/

    From Leah's family xxx

    This is Leah and her gorgeous toddler, Seth.

    We are raising money so that Leah, who was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer while five months pregnant, can spend as long as possible with her son and her husband, Colm.

    While Leah should have been excitedly planning for Seth’s arrival, she was starting chemotherapy.

    Leah, who is 34, has been on gruelling treatment, including radiotherapy and surgery, ever since.

    Despite this, the disease has continued to advance through her bones and liver and she is in increasing pain.

    Her doctors tell her that the next best step involves expensive immunotherapy drugs.

    While these are showing great promise in trials, they need to be privately funded as they are not yet available through the NHS or health insurance.

    We, her friends, family and colleagues, are hoping to raise about £80,000 to fund a year’s worth of these potentially life-enhancing drugs.

    The funds from July’s amazing masquerade ball will be a vital part of this.

    If you know Leah, you will know how fabulous and kind she is – and that she would never ask for money. But we are doing it on her behalf.

    Any small amount can help, and please do pass onto friends, colleagues and relatives if possible.

    We just want to give her as long as possible to be a fantastic mum to Seth and be with her husband, Colm.

    Please find out more about the ball, including booking tickets, at http://midsummermasqueradeball.co.uk/

    And keep up to date with her fundraising at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/For-Leah

    Updates

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    • Leah O'Connell3 months ago
      Leah O'Connell

      Leah O'Connell

      3 months ago

      Dear all, we just wanted to post a final update on Leah's fund. With the money from the fantastic fundraising ball we reached our £80,000 target. We are so grateful to you all for your help, generosity and kindness, and the brilliant work and commitment from Leah's colleagues, through this devastating time. The money will be divided between Seth's future and Cancer Research UK. Thanks again, Colm, Seth, Jackie, John, Erin, Liam, Esme & Fergal xx

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    • Leah O'Connell6 months ago
      Leah O'Connell

      Leah O'Connell

      6 months ago

      We sadly have to let everyone know that Leah passed away on Wednesday, before we could use the funds to help her as we had hoped. She developed a rare and dangerous complication that caused her to go downhill very rapidly. Your amazing generosity lifted us all, including Leah, at the darkest of times and showed how many people loved her. We plan to share the money equally between Seth's future and Cancer Research UK. The ball will still go ahead in her memory next month. http://midsummermasqueradeball.co.uk/ From Leah's family xxx

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    • Leah O'Connell6 months ago
      Leah O'Connell

      Leah O'Connell

      6 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      And more than 900 people have donated! An army of amazing supporters :)

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    Supporters

    1080

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 7, 2018

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 23, 2018

    • Erin Dean

      Erin Dean

      Aug 22, 2018

      From claire Wynn

      £40.00

    • Colleen Nicholson

      Colleen Nicholson

      Aug 12, 2018

      With love.xx

      £10.00

    • Steve Saward

      Steve Saward

      Aug 6, 2018

      x

      £150.00

    • Victoria Ackerman

      Victoria Ackerman

      Aug 4, 2018

      Dear Erin and family, thinking of you. All our love Ben, Vicky and Martha x

      £10.00

    • Victoria Ackerman

      Victoria Ackerman

      Aug 4, 2018

      Dear Erin and family, all our love Ben, Vicky and Martha xxx

      £10.00

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