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£470raised of £500 target by 17 supporters

    Weʼve raised £470 to help pay for life extending treatment for Janine Brook, a cancer sufferer and Mother of two.

    Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Funded on Saturday, 6th May 2017

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    Story

    Hi, I’m Janine

    Like many women I didn't routinely check myself for breast changes and found a lump by chance as rib pain alerted me that something wasn't right. That was In 2010, I was 32 and diagnosed with breast cancer and went on to have a mastectomy and lymph node removal.This was followed by radiotherapy and chemotherapy; the nasty stuff that makes you sick and results in hair loss. Unfortunately the following year I found a lump in the other breast, but the hospital sent me away telling me it was nothing to worry about.

    When the lump didn't go, I insisted on a biopsy, only to be told that it was cancer again. Around the same time, cancer developed in the skin on my chest, so I was diagnosed as having secondary breast cancer (aka metastatic or advanced cancer). This is literally a death sentence as it is (as yet) incurable. But, just as with other serious illnesses such as HIV, modern drugs are helping extend sufferers' lives.

    For the past 5 years I have been receiving modern, targeted drugs, either on the NHS or as part of a drug company's clinical trials. Thankfully they have been very effective at keeping the cancer at bay. UNFORTUNATELY CANCER ADAPTS! In September 2016, I had a mastectomy of the remaining breast as another tumor had developed. This was followed by the blow that there are no suitable clinical trials and there are no other HER2 drugs available on the NHS.

    I'm not about to give up on life because, my daughters, my husband, my family and friends and even the students that I teach still need me. So I'm now in the unenviable position of trying to raise funds for new treatments, whether they be in the UK or abroad. These treatments are available, and they do work, but they're also expensive. I'm so grateful to the people who are donating toward the cost of my treatments, especially those brave enough to take part in fundraising challenges, it really does mean so much.

    Janine

    http://www.boobiedate.org.uk/

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    • Kris Ambler2 years ago
      Kris Ambler

      Kris Ambler

      2 years ago

      With less than a week to go until the 'big day' your amazing kindness and generosity has gotten me more than half way towards my target!! A massive thanks to all of my friends and family that have done something amazing and donated, and a great big thanks in advance to those that haven't yet, but will!

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    Page last updated on: 5/5/2017 09.08

    Supporters

    17

    • Rob K

      Rob K

      May 5, 2017

      A worth while support

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 3, 2017

      Hope it all goes to plan

      £20.00

    • Antony Minns

      Antony Minns

      May 1, 2017

      Well done Kris! Love from Antony, Sarah and Oscar xx

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 27, 2017

    • JAMES HART

      JAMES HART

      Apr 27, 2017

      Best of luck with the walk Kris

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 26, 2017

    • David Bentley

      David Bentley

      Apr 26, 2017

      £10.00

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    Kris Ambler

    Kris Ambler

    Nottingham, United Kingdom

    I'm Kris, and I'll be tackling the Yorkshire peaks challenge this April to help raise money for mother of two Janine. She needs cancer fighting medication to help extend her life and spend as much of it as she can with her husband and two young girls. Please help. Thank you

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