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Weʼre raising £200,000 to provide groundbreaking cancer treatment not available on the NHS, to save the life of wonderful wife, daughter & mum of 4 children Mel Mirza

Harlow, United Kingdom

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Our lovely Mel: Caring and devoted mother of four

Mel is a loving and devoted daughter, sister, auntie, wife, and mother of four children: Dylan, aged 22, Reece, 19, Paige, 16, and her youngest son Casey who only recently turned six, and in his own words tells her every day “Mummy, you are my best friend and the best mummy in the world” .

She had been suffering painful headaches for weeks, which were dismissed by her GP as nothing serious, before asking to be given a CT scan.

The terrifying cancer diagnosis

The results were terrifying. Our world was shattered when we were given the heart breaking news that they had found a tumour, the size of a golf ball, on the right hand side of her brain.

Mel took a terrible turn for the worse the next day. She was violently sick, suffered crippling headaches and numbness, and had to be rushed in for emergency brain surgery.

On the morning of the operation, she was told by the surgeon that the tumour was larger than they first thought and “at this stage, all we can do is to try and prolong your life".

She has a grade IV Glioblastomer Multiforme Brain Tumour which is extremely aggressive. It was, as far as the NHS was concerned, terminal.

Mel couldn't comprehend what she had just been told at first and mumbled "what do you mean, prolong my life? I have a five year old little boy and three other children, who all need their mummy".

She recovered well from the surgery, but only 85% of the tumour could be removed, so she's had radiotherapy and is bravely enduring 12 gruelling cycles of chemotherapy.

We are a really close-knit family and have been gobsmacked and devastated by the diagnosis and what Mel has been through since. This is something you cannot ever prepare yourself for, but we’ve vowed to do everything and anything we can to help her.

Real hope: The groundbreaking treatment only available in Germany

There is now real hope. Mel can be treated with groundbreaking immunotherapy at Hallwang Clinic in Germany, which is not available in the UK. They saved the life of another British mum, Gemma Nuttall , who was given the worst possible cancer diagnosis but is now cancer-free.

The treatment will cost £200,000, which is why we have launched this appeal.

Help us raise the money needed to save Mel's life

We’ve got off and running with everything from an Elvis-themed fundraising night, raffles, and collection boxes returned full of generous donations from local shopkeepers, to a slush puppy sale and sponsored cycle ride run by her nephew Cameron.

There’s still a very long way to go though, so any donations or fundraising ideas would be hugely appreciated.

Thank you to each and every one of you who has donated so far. We are truly grateful.



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  • Nikki Lee2 months ago
    Nikki Lee

    Nikki Lee

    2 months ago

    Hello everyone, I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has taken the time to read and share our page and who has given a donation. We cannot thank you enough for all your ongoing support, kind messages and generous donations, my family and I are overwhelmed at the kindness of everyone.

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  • Nikki Lee2 months ago
    Nikki Lee

    Nikki Lee

    2 months ago

    Update:- After receiving more devastating news in June at Mel’s latest scan that sadly there is a new tumour growing, Mel has now just finished her second cycle of a different chemotherapy as the original chemo had stopped working. This unfortunately means that it has become more urgent to find alternative treatments. In the meantime, please keep sharing my page with friends and colleagues so that we can achieve our goal. Every little helps and is very much appreciated so thank you all once again. Nikki and family xxx

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Page last updated on: 9/7/2018 11:22 AM

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  • Natalie Malena-Bangs

    Natalie Malena-Bangs

    Sep 7, 2018

    £5.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 6, 2018

  • Kelly Mascard

    Kelly Mascard

    Aug 28, 2018

    Keep strong. So sorry to hear this horrible news. Xxxx

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 24, 2018

    I wishing peace and the best outcome for you and your family Mel.

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 24, 2018

    £10.00

  • Karen NewboldThorogood

    Karen NewboldThorogood

    Aug 23, 2018

    We're rooting for you all. Keep doing what you're doing, you're a lovely family. I worked with Mum & Simon at Hawkers & live in Langley. Lots of Love, Karen xxxx

    £10.00

  • Elizabeth ann Hoye

    Elizabeth ann Hoye

    Aug 22, 2018

    £10.00

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Nikki Lee

Nikki Lee

Harlow, United Kingdom

My parents & I would like to tell you about an appeal set up to save the life of our precious daughter & sister Mel, who has brain cancer. Mel has been amazingly strong and positive and even at this terrible time she still continues to put everybody before her own needs.

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