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£21,205raised of £30,000 target by 468 supporters

Weʼre raising £30,000 to get immunotherapy treatment. I’m Jemma. I’m 33 years old, have an 18 month old baby & have been diagnosed with Secondary Cancer.

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Rugeley, United Kingdom
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Thanks for taking the time to read my story. On 10th Sept 2015 I was diagnosed with stage 2B cervical cancer. I was 32 wks pregnant. Alfie James arrived 6 wks early by C-Section.

Treatment was commenced - 6 wks of chemotherapy, & a further 5 wks of chemo combined with daily radiotherapy. The cancer responded well & treatment was completed in Feb 2016. In June I was told the cancer had gone. My life which had been placed on hold could start again.

However, I started getting breathless & had a persistent cough. Scans revealed in Sept 2016 that the cancer was back, spreading to my left lung, liver & some lymph nodes. More chemotherapy was required. I have had various complications & my treatment plan has not been straight forward, my left lung collapsed, filled with fluid & drained several times. I have spent a considerable time hospitalised including over Christmas 2016. Fluid has also been drained from around my heart & I have been on every type of antibiotics possible to beat re-occurring infections. At one point the doctors didn’t think I would see 2017.

I have missed Alfie’s many firsts, his first steps, buying his first pair of shoes, haircut & meeting Santa. My treatment at times has prevented me from seeing him daily, however a strong unit of supportive family & friends has ensured in my absence Alfie is getting all the love & attention he needs.

Chemo won’t keep the cancer away forever, as it will stop working. My consultant has attempted to get me onto an immunotherapy drug trial, this being the new big thing in beating cancer, without success. Treatment is available privately for approx £30K. I also suffer with Crohns, making me ineligible for some trials.

We’re arranging fundraising activities to raise money & I appeal to anyone who can spare even a small amount to help, to do so. I am desperate, I just want to be around to watch my little boy grow up & to let cancer know that it’s not going to win every time!


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    • Manj Kudhail

      Manj Kudhail

      Apr 30, 2017

      Good luck with your treatment-Conquer cancer and plan your future years with your family, hope and dreams should never diminish. All the best.

      £30.00

    • Savita Bahia

      Savita Bahia

      Apr 28, 2017

      Your story really has touched me and my family. Hope you get the treatment you need. Get well soon xxx

      £10.00

    • Rajwinder Kaur Kamboj

      Rajwinder Kaur Kamboj

      Apr 28, 2017

      Wish you a very speedy recovery hope you manage to get the treatment you deserve.

      £50.00

    • Hannah grainger

      Hannah grainger

      Apr 28, 2017

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 28, 2017

      Ji gemma. Such a strong lady.i admire your courage....wishing you every sucess with your goal n treatment.godbless n keep u well...got to see alfie grow up xxc

      £30.00

    • Kulbeer (me) Nazran

      Kulbeer (me) Nazran

      Apr 28, 2017

      Get well soon!!xx

      £20.00

    • Harminder Kaur

      Harminder Kaur

      Apr 28, 2017

      You can do this! Xx

      £10.00

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