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Β£23,254raised of Β£20,000 target by 906 supporters

    WeΚΌve raised Β£23,254 to buy precious time to see my 3 boys growing up πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™ #Ben#Jake#Corey

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    Northern Ireland
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    Funded on Friday, 26th May 2017

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    Setting up this page has to be one of the very most difficult things for me to have to do. Asking for help as its not something I ever do but under the circumstances I have been left with no choice.
    I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in January 2015. I took all the treatment offered, mastectomy, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and hormonal therapy. Only to be hit with the blow 1 year after finishing treatment in November 2016 that the Breast Cancer had spread to my Liver and Lungs and was now terminal and only palliative chemo could be offered.
    I am on my 3rd different chemotherapy since December after progression of the disease on my latest scan in March.
    I am desperately seeking for new treatments and adapting my lifestyle to keep me alive long enough to see my 3 boys grow up.
    Options are few and far between for Breast Cancer patients but have came across a treatment in the UK, available to Bowel Cancer patients with Liver Metatasis on the NHS but not available to Breast Cancer Patients with Liver Metatastises on the NHS.
    The treatment is called Selective Internal Radio Therapy (SIRT).
    SIRT is a revolutionary treatment for cancers of the liver that uses new technology to deliver radiation directly to the site of the tumor. SIRT delivers millions of microscopic radioactive spheres, directly to the site of the liver tumors, where they selectively irradiate the tumors. The targeted nature of SIRT lets doctors deliver up to 40 times more radiation to the liver tumors than would be possible using conventional radiotherapy. This treatment has huge success rates and is my only hope.
    Which is were I ask for your help πŸ™I have to go privately and fund this treatment myself. This treatment costs in the region of Β£20k - Β£30k.
    If you can donate anything at all, no matter how small, I would be forever eternally grateful. This is a debt I will never be able to repay but will buy me precious time with my husband and 3 boys.
    Thank you all in advance πŸ’•
    Lesley Kennedy

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    • Lesley Kennedy

      Lesley Kennedy

      a month ago

      Lesley Kennedy

      I'd also like to say a heart felt Thank you to my mum Greer. Everyone has been there for me with out a doubt but this lady, battling Breast Cancer at the minute herself for the second time has been an absolute rock from hospital runs with me every week some in the middle of the night with high temps and reactions to treatment and being there 24/7 when I need her. Mum your an absolute rock πŸ’•I would be lost without you xx

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    • Lesley Kennedy

      Lesley Kennedy

      a month ago

      Lesley Kennedy

      Words cannot describe the generosity from friends, family and from people that do not know my family and myself. This is totally overwhelming the response so far. I have read each and every one of your comments however I could never reply to each individual one. The words of support mean so much. We meet with the consultant tomorrow in Manchester and I will keep everyone updated as things unfold. Thank you all once again from the bottom of my heart πŸ’—

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    • Sharon Smith

      Sharon Smith

      May 26, 2017

      Donations from Pink Afternoon Tea Party held on 20th May hosted by Sharon Smith xx

      Β£800.00

    • Caroline McKenna

      Caroline McKenna

      May 25, 2017

      All the best

      Β£10.00

    • edel harkin

      edel harkin

      May 24, 2017

      πŸ’•I hope you are able to keep up your strength to get you through this and I hope your treatment works xo

      Β£20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 24, 2017

      You are in my thoughts and prayers Lesley.

      Β£10.00

    • B Bradley

      B Bradley

      May 21, 2017

      lesley, as a mum too it is heartbreaking. I pray that the treatment works giving you all the time with your family.

      Β£20.00

    • Lorraine Kane

      Lorraine Kane

      May 21, 2017

      Wishing you the very best with your treatment πŸ™ x

      Β£10.00

    • Aisling Mcfadden

      Aisling Mcfadden

      May 20, 2017

      Good luck to everyone tomorrow ..... x

      Β£10.00

    About the fundraiser
    Lesley Kennedy

    Lesley Kennedy

    Northern Ireland

    Unlucky to be diagnosed with Primary Breast Cancer in 2015 age 32 then Terminal Breast Cancer in 2016 age 34. I am married and cared for by my wonderful husband and father to our 3 precious boys Ben 13, Jake 9 & Corey 7 πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™, Lee πŸ’•

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