Weʼve raised £17,831 to help Estelle and family create memories
- London, United Kingdom
- Funded on Sunday, 17th September 2017
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My name is Josh, I am a close friend of Estelle and Mathewe, and Godfather to Max and Lucas. I am going to attempt to tell Estelle's story with as much info as possible, and give an insight into Estelle's situation.
Estelle is a 32 year old mum of twins Max and Lucas, who are 2 years old, so the following story will hopefully detail how traumatic this situation is for her husband, sons, and anybody connected to Estelle.
In July this year, Estelle started to suffer with acute shoulder pain. After a visit to A & E, she was prescribed painkillers and told to monitor her pain, however, the pain was relentless and Estelle returned to hospital.
Wexham Park hospital performed a CT scan on Estelle's shoulder, and all seemed ok, although just by chance a section of her liver showed on the scan, and appeared to have shadowing. A CT scan of Estelle's torso was then conducted, which revealed a large cancerous mass in her colon, which had also spread to her liver, lymph nodes and therefore her bloodstream, making the diagnosis stage 4 cancer, which in Estelle's case is terminal.
As you can imagine, this diagnosis was a devastating shock to everybody. Everything was, and still is moving very quickly. At present Estelle is having chemotherapy, and regular meetings with doctors and nurses, and also macmillan which have been brilliant so far.
There isn't an operation that Estelle can have to cure this, and the chemo she is having is predominantly to prolong life. Estelle's liver doesn't have a large enough section that is healthy enough to perform a transplant, so surgery isn't possible.
We are not sure exactly how much time Estelle has left with us, and the most important thing to her now is quality time with her family, which is why I have created this page to enable Estelle to create some amazing memories.
There are a few things on Estelle's wish list, and a family getaway is top of the list, with Lapland UK a close second. I hope we can all help Estelle achieve this
- 1 year ago
Josh Carolan1 year ago
Hi guys, just want to thank you all again, Mathewe and Estelle are so grateful and overwhelmed by the level of support received at such a devastating time. Estelle was in Dorset with family recently, and attended A&E as she wasn't feeling well. The hospital ran some tests, gave antibiotics and said that everything is going as planned. They are back from Dorset now, but Estelle is taking some time to rest. After speaking with her on the phone, it's clear to me just how happy she is after receiving such amazing generosity, love and support ❤️
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Sep 16, 2017
From a Gemini twin mum xx
Sep 15, 2017
Sep 12, 2017
Hope you make plenty of beautiful memories with your family Estelle. Sending love and prayers.Lorraine x
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Sep 12, 2017
From your Friends at Marson FabricsWith Lots of Love
Sep 10, 2017
Positive thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Best Wishes Denise Cotton.X
Sep 10, 2017
Hi Josh, Great idea, we're happy to chip in and hope it helps in some way!Wayne, Melissa and Clara
Sep 10, 2017
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