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Weʼre raising £50,000 to Send my mum to a hospital in Santa Barbara California to give her life saving lung cancer treatment which she cannot get in the UK.

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Hi, my mum who is 67 years old has an illness called Scleroderma. It is an auto immune disease and she got this when she was 40 years old, she has almost died twice with this illness. This disease affected her lungs and gave her some fibrosis. She has been having regular checks since being diagnosed with that.

She went to hospital last December because she had a persistent cough, an x-ray was taken and she was told there were no signs of infection. She was admitted to hospital again in May, she felt very unwell and they put this down to her scleroderma.

Then in September she had a pain in her shoulder, she was sent for an x-ray for tendonitis, however, it turned out to be much more serious. She was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer (a non-smoker). This was on the x-ray from the previous year but it was missed by all the professionals who were supposedly caring for her.

She is terminal and the medication she can have on a trial in the UK is not available to her because she has an auto-immune disease. However, in America they have a hospital that can treat people with auto-immune diseases with the immunotherapy drugs she cannot have in the UK. Obviously this comes at a cost and that is what I am asking for help with. If you can help, no matter how small the donation it would be greatly appreciated. We will be trying to do other things to raise money as well. It is my mum. She has always been there and she deserves a chance especially when it was taken away because it was missed last year.

Please note that any funds raised will be given to a lung cancer charity if, heaven forbid, we do not get mum to have treatment in time.

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  • Jane McEvoy

    Jane McEvoy

    20 days ago

    Jane McEvoy

    Hi All, thank you so much for the support so far but we have lots to raise, so please do keep on giving as much as you can. I know it is nearly Christmas and it is an expensive time but please help as much as you can. It is greatly appreciated.

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  • Jane McEvoy

    Jane McEvoy

    23 days ago

    Jane McEvoy

    Hi All, please do keep on giving - it is so important to us. This is our only hope so please do give as much as you can to help us get this treatment for our mum. Thank you so much to those who have already given.

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  • L Belton-lang

    L Belton-lang

    Nov 24, 2016

    Love to you all!!! Xxx

    £50.00

  • jon tingley

    jon tingley

    Nov 20, 2016

    Good luck Karen and Jane raising money for your lovely mum. We're thinking of you all and if there's anything else we can do just let us know. Lots of love, Liz & Jon xxxxxxxxx

    £100.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 12, 2016

    £10.00

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