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Weʼre raising £80,000 to pay for essential self-funded cancer treatment

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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

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  • Leah O'Connell2 months ago
    Leah O'Connell

    Leah O'Connell

    2 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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    2 months ago
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    And more than 900 people have donated! An army of amazing supporters :)

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Page last updated on: 8/12/2018 12:21 PM

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1077

  • 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

  • Andrew Hills

    Andrew Hills

    Jul 28, 2018

    Hope this little contribution from Robert and me helps in some way.Sending much love to you both from us both xx

    £20.00

  • Sean Lucey

    Sean Lucey

    Jul 27, 2018

    Colm and Seth, sorry we couldn't attend the masquerade ball. We hope it was an uplifting event. Our deepest sympathies to you both. From Seán and Orla Lucey and all the Lucey family in Ballymakeera.

    £150.00

  • Neil Harrison

    Neil Harrison

    Jul 27, 2018

    From all at All Safe and Sound.

    £243.00

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