Weʼre raising £2,500 to Help tick off lifetime dreams off a cancer survivors bucket list
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I'm starting this just giving page for my amazing Nan who's fought tooth and nail this past year against throat and lung cancer. My Nans story started on the 28th of January for a biopsy for throat cancer, 5 days later we received the disastrous news that she had cancer in the left side of her throat and tonsil and that drastically changed my whole families lives. It was a big shock to us all who know my Nan and what a lovely and caring lady she is. 2 days later my nan along with my mum had been to 3 hospitals. As quick as she had been diagnosed she had started treatment in an attempt to kill the cancer in her throat. She started Radiotherapy on the 20th of February for 6 weeks until the 31st of March. Next she had another biopsy which revealed secondary cancer in her upper right lung where cancer cells had broken off from her throat and travelled into her lung making a tumour. On the 7th of July she had surgery for the lung cancer (Metastasis Cancer) Time had past, and we had such hope that her battle was over, but sadly that wasn't the truth. On the 15th of September she had a follow up appointment for the Radiotherapy treatment and it wasn't good news due to tissue damage they couldn't be sure they had got all the cancer so more tests were to take place. By October we discovered she had cancer further down her throat so more tests were to occur. On the 15th of November my Nan finally had surgery for the cancer which has resulted in her having a tracheoscopy in her throat to help her breathe, a skin graft to replace tissue damage and the cancer and in total the whole operation lasted 12 hours.
I want to be able to give my Nan a few surprises from her bucket list after this trying year she has had. It also includes my strong and determined mum , she has fought along side my Nan this entire year and hasn't given up on her during this whole ordeal. She's stuck with her through thick and thin and will be joining my Nan on her surprises as it has affected my mum as equally as it has my Nan. Them both as a whole are totally crazy and full of happiness and love and deserve the chance for a break and recuperation.
So i ask of you wholeheartedly to give a little kindness even if it's a couple of quid to this page so i can happily send them off on their holidays to enjoy themselves after this nightmare of a year.
kind regards , Jessica Rafferty
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Nov 17, 2017
Will donate more when I can xxxx
Nov 16, 2017
Erin Hall & family
Nov 16, 2017
Your nan seems like an amazing strong lady and i'm so glad that i can help. Lots of love to you both xx
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