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£2,421raised of £2,500 target by 66 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,421 to help make a friend's dream come true. Stella has always wanted to take her son to see Santa at lapland. Please help her get there x

    Funded on Thursday, 14th September 2017

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    Stella Cooper.

    In January of 2014, Stella was diagnosed with breast cancer and metastatic spread to her bones.

    February 2014, Stella underwent surgery and had a mastectomy.

    Chemotherapy started in the February until July 2014 and it was at this point in her fight against the cancer that Stella found inner strength to compete in the Cancer Research UK's Race for life. Supported by her friends and fellow nurses on the Endoscopy Unit.

    February 14th 2015, Stella married her soul mate Richard whom has been a tower of strength to her and their son Joe.

    October 2015, they received news that the cancer had spread to Stella's liver and her battle with chemotherapy began again until April 2016.

    January 2017, Stella had preventative surgery, a total Hysterectomy to reduce the risk of the cancer spreading.

    Since Stella's initial diagnosis, she has maintained positivity and has been such an inspirational woman. Not once has she curled up and shut out the world, even in times of devastation. Stella is a nurse and so has always spent her time caring for others. There have been times during her illness when she has been in so much pain but has still offered her help to friends in need. Stella has a heart of gold and we couldn't wish for a more special person to be in our lives.

    Together, Stella and her son have completed the 'race for life' and the 'Hospice to Hospice' walk.

    Unfortunately in April 2017, Stella was diagnosed with Inflamed Tracheal Lymph Nodes and for this she received hormonal treatment. despite this new diagnosis Stella continued to work as a Nurse within the NHS.

    It was evident now that Stella was struggling to get through the day. She was in pain, exhausted and yet still smiled and battled on to care for her patients.

    June 2017, the pain was too much. Her haemoglobin levels and platelets were low. Stella was admitted to hospital and received an urgent blood transfusion. The doctors feared that her bone marrow may be infected and took a bone marrow biopsy. This was a painful procedure but her inner strength kept her strong for Richard and Joe.

    It was at this time when Stella decided that she could no longer work and so her nursing career has sadly ended.

    Another course of chemotherapy was on the horizon but yesterday Stella and her family received devastating news that her terminal cancer has spread to her brain.

    Understandably Stella and her family are absolutely heart broken and yet their strength to keep fighting this dreadful disease is even stronger.

    Stella once told me how she had always dreamt of taking her son to see Santa in Lapland. Please help to raise the funds needed to make this dream come true whilst Stella is still strong enough to travel, so that the three of them can make some magical memories.



    • Marie Rate1 year ago
      Marie Rate

      Marie Rate

      1 year ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Thank you all so much for your kind and generous donations. Stella will be able to make cherished memories with her family. Xxx

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    • Marie Rate1 year ago
      Marie Rate

      Marie Rate

      1 year ago

      Hi Everyone, Posting an update ......We have so far managed to raise £1,726 for our lovely friend Stella. Initially we were hoping to raise £6000 to get Stella and her family to Lapland for Christmas but unfortunately that amount is out of our reach. We are working hard doing raffles, a tombola and other fund raising activities too. So hopefully we should manage to raise a lovely amount for them so that they can make some cherished memories together. The page only has 6 hours left before closing so lets smash this target. xx

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    Page last updated on: 9/14/2017 9:58 PM



    • Shubhra Pradhan

      Shubhra Pradhan

      Sep 14, 2017


    • Clare Davies

      Clare Davies

      Sep 14, 2017

      Hope you have a fabulous time. You deserve it x


    • Ayesha Leonard

      Ayesha Leonard

      Sep 14, 2017

    • Sally Strong

      Sally Strong

      Sep 14, 2017

      To Patrick and Demi step away from the potters wheel and enjoy your time in Lapland with Joe. Memory making there's nothing better xxxx


    • Michelle Boardman

      Michelle Boardman

      Sep 14, 2017

      Sorry for delay but i got there. Stella deserves every minute with her family and lets hope we do it. Donated.


    • Joseph Mellor

      Joseph Mellor

      Sep 14, 2017

      Say hello to santa for us , enjoy Lapland with your family . Deborah and Joe Mellor xxx


    • Linzi Lees

      Linzi Lees

      Sep 14, 2017

      For the lovely Stella, your strength is amazing and I hope this dream comes true xxx


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