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£2,267raised of £100,000 target by 13 supporters

Weʼre raising £100,000 to Help fund Kasia's treatment for cancer.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Hi, my name is Kasia, I am 31 years old, and have been living in Edinburgh for over 10 years now. 5 years ago, I was diagnosed with breast cancer, which was successfully treated. I also made the brave decision to have a double mastectomy to minimise a chance of re-occurrence given I was a high risk genetic carrier. My husband Lukasz and I then went back to a normal life, knowing that I had overcome my cancer. Following my optimistic prognosis, we then decided to start a family and in May’15 (on my 30th birthday) we gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, Adam.
One year later our lives were turned upside down again when we were told that the cancer had returned. Sadly, it had spread to my multiple places in my body. We were simply in shock- the prognosis was that I had a few months to live. I started an intense programme of radiotherapy, and then chemotherapy. We were desperate to do whatever it took to prove the prognosis wrong. At this stage support of all my nearest and dearest family, friends and work colleagues was instrumental and kept us going.
Some initial positive scan results gave us hope, however, just before Christmas, we were told that the cancer has progressed. I tried to enter a trial for immunotherapy, unfortunately I did not qualify. We soon moved to another chemotherapy, which unfortunately didn’t work.
Our only hope now is to embark upon an experimental drug called Olaparib- a drug which is not yet approved in the UK for breast cancer. We found a way of accessing this treatment privately back in Poland. It is possible to start this as early as the end of this month, Feb’17. This unfortunately means it comes at a very high cost per treatment, ca. £4.5k, of which I require to receive monthly excluding additional hospital admissions and private scans.
Time is of the essence and we hope and pray that if you can spare any amount, no matter how small, it will improve my chance of extending my life to spent as much time with my family as possible.

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  • Katarzyna Rzeszowska

    Katarzyna Rzeszowska

    2 months ago

    Katarzyna Rzeszowska

    Due to my recent health issues, we have missed the deadline to extend the previous fund raising page; therefore we had to create a new one. On the old site thank to a tremendous and extremely generous help of our friends and wonderful strangers, we have managed to raise £41,134. We would like to thank everyone for the donations and such kind messages!

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2 months ago

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  • Andy Sully

    Andy Sully

    Jun 10, 2017

    My heart is absolutely bleeding for you but know u can beat this. U have a beautiful family & u deserve everything this incredible world has to offer. Stay strong and you WILL get through. xxx

    £1,000.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 23, 2017

    £10.00

  • Weronika Lapot

    Weronika Lapot

    May 5, 2017

    Good luck 🍀

    £10.00

  • Nic, Sarah, The Pink Laydeez & Friends

    Nic, Sarah, The Pink Laydeez & Friends

    May 3, 2017

    Thinking of you - please stay determined & positive!xxxx

    £1,000.00

  • Dominika

    Dominika

    Apr 27, 2017

    Stay stron Kasia

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 27, 2017

    £10.00

  • Paul Goodfellow

    Paul Goodfellow

    Apr 27, 2017

    Stay strong Kasia, you can beat this and I hope to see you back fit and well soon! Paul x

    £50.00

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