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Closed 24/09/2017

raised of £500 target by 36 supporters

    Weʼve raised £593 to Help Jess fight her rare cancer

    Funded on Sunday, 24th September 2017

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    In September 2016, we received the devastating news that Jessica Lenihan, one of the kindest, most caring and intelligent people you could wish to meet, was diagnosed with a very rare and aggressive cancer, known as cholangiocarcinoma.

    The symptoms of this type of cancer are incredibly difficult to spot, and when Jess was diagnosed on the week of her 26th birthday, it was already too late for surgery. The cancer has spread to her liver, lungs and lymph nodes and is therefore inoperable and incurable.

    Chemotherapy is being used to slow the spread of the cancer, but sadly for this type of cancer, it can only control the disease for an average of 11 months. Jess has now had seven months of chemotherapy and time is incredibly precious in the search for plan B.

    However, we have not given up hope and that’s why we are asking for your help.

    Jess’s best chance is immunotherapy, a treatment which harnesses the body’s immune system to fight its own cancer. This has been used in the US to extend the life of a cholangiocarcinoma patient, who has now survived the disease for 6 years and counting. It has shown such success in treating other types of cancer that it is now routinely available on the NHS for many patients. But - although this treatment offers a chance to slow the growth of Jess’s cancer considerably or, in the best circumstances, put it into remission entirely - immunotherapy is not currently available on the NHS for this type of cancer. And it is extremely expensive. To privately fund a course is expected to cost in excess of £100,000. No one expects to save for a situation like this.

    Any support you can give to help Jess and ensure her the best possible future will be appreciated more than you can know.



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      • Niall magennis

        Niall magennis

        Sep 18, 2017

        Well done Jooooo, time for some much needed rest 🕺🏼🕺🏼🕺🏼🕺🏼🔥🔥🔥🔥


      • Vicks and Rich

        Vicks and Rich

        Sep 16, 2017

        Good luck Jo xx


      • Harry Evans

        Harry Evans

        Sep 16, 2017

        Run well.


      • Margaret Bradshaw

        Margaret Bradshaw

        Sep 16, 2017

        Good luck Joe from the Bradshaws


      • Olivia Wild

        Olivia Wild

        Sep 14, 2017

        Good luck! 😁 x


      • Elly Flanagan

        Elly Flanagan

        Sep 14, 2017

        Good Luck!!!


      • Holly Enright

        Holly Enright

        Sep 14, 2017

        Go on girl! You're gna smash it! Love ya xx


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