Weʼre raising £10,000 to go towards helping Martine get a house that is suitable for her to live in independently
- Bradford, UK
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My niece Martine was diagnosed with a terminal spinal tumour in August 2017 after losing all feeling in her legs leaving her paralysed from the waist down. The doctors told her it is an extremely rare and aggressive type of tumour and she had only 18 months left to live. They gave her radiotherapy and although the tumour hadn't shrunk it hadn't grown either, but unfortunately the scans revealed a secondary cancer in her neck. Martine has since had three rounds of chemotherapy for the cancer in her neck, the results from the second round of treatment revealed the cancer in her neck had disappeared and although the chemotherapy was not to treat the tumour it had SHRUNK! Reducing from 6cm to 3cm. We are now waiting for the latest MRI scan on 16th May to see what impact the third round of chemotherapy has had.
Since October 2017 Martine's been taken care of by the brilliant staff at a hospice in Bradford but now needs to be getting home back to "normal" life with her husband and two boys. Martine and her husband were due to complete on a mortgage but due to her illness is was declined. All funds raised will go directly to help Martine get a house and have it adapted for her wheelchair so she can regain her independence and do all the things we take for granted, like making breakfast for her boys, getting them ready for school and doing bedtime.
She is still facing a tough road , her hip was accidentally broken when she was being moved in bed due to her bones being so weak from the treatment and so will be having a hip operation in the next few months.
I'm sure everyone who knows Martine, the first thing you think of when you think about her is her smile, lets all help keep my beautiful niece smiling AND GET HER HOME!!
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- 8 months ago
Amanda Simmons8 months ago
Fantastic news received on Monday 21st May 2018. Martine got her scan results and the tumour has shrunk again by another 1/2 cm. I know all your love, positive thoughts and support are helping Martine every step of the way to making a full recovery xx Thank you from all Martine's family for your donations so far xx
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Aug 19, 2018
Fantastic cause for an inspirational and brilliant lady. Good luck xx ❤
Aug 18, 2018
I hope you hit your target Martine zx
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Aug 7, 2018
thankyou to everyone who came to ladies night. i had a fabulous time and raised a massive £525! Thankyou to everyone for your donations xxx
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