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£5,350raised of £6,000 target by 165 supporters

Weʼre raising £6,000 to pay for medication for Vicky Cox and towards her marriage to Kevin Folkes and to create memories for Jack, 12 and Ellie, 9.

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Kevin and Vicky always intended to marry, when the time is right. In June of this year, Vicky started suffering headaches and double vision. She attended an opticians who referred her to an ophthalmologist who sent her for an MRI. In early August Vicky was told she had a 3mm legion in her brain and had to be referred to a neurosurgeon. Weeks passed & Vicky's symptoms worsened. At the end of August Kevin decided immediate action was needed and took Vicky to hospital. She was kept in for 2 weeks while tests were run. Eventually Vicky saw the neurosurgeon at The Walton Centre (specialist brain hospital). Further tests were run that couldn't have been done anywhere else. Results showed the legion had grown to 10mm but due to the location was inoperable. A biopsy was required to confirm what kind of tumor she had. This was done almost immediately. At the beginning of October it was confirmed that the legion is a grade 4 astrocytoma brain tumor. It is aggressive, inoperable and terminal. Vicky has proven to be so strong minded and is determined to fight this all the way. She is currently receiving six weeks of radio and chemo therapy and trying to lead as healthy a lifestyle as possible and is taking supplementary medication that has been recommended to her. So, we don't have much time. We don't actually know how long we do have as Vicky doesn't want to know. Research shows that we don't have long though. What we do know is that Kevin is determined to marry his soulmate and that Vicky is determined to take on the same name as her sweetheart and her beloved children. Jack and Ellie need as many happy memories of their mum as possible and we are keen to help create some for them. Asking for help is not easy; asking for money even harder. However, the medication is extremely expensive and we need as much help as possible to provide the wedding Vicky and Kevin deserve and to hopefully pay for a short holiday for the 4 of them if Vicky is well enough.

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  • Mark Gill

    Mark Gill

    10 days ago

    Mark Gill

    Just so amazed by the everyone's generosity. Please don't think us greedy but we have increased the target. We never really knew how much we should set the target at and didn't want to set it too high. However, Vicky's medication is so expensive that no amount of money will be too much. We are so grateful to everyone that has donated and shared. Wherever possible please do continue. Thank you so much.

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  • Mark Gill

    Mark Gill

    16 days ago

    Mark Gill

    So overwhelmed by everyone's generosity. Thank you so much and please continue sharing.

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  • Mark Gill

    Mark Gill

    20 days ago

    Mark Gill

    Would like to say a massive thank you to all who have made donations so far. Especially those that don't even know Vicky and Kevin. It really is so generous of you all.

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 5, 2016

  • Pat Harman

    Pat Harman

    Dec 4, 2016

    We wish you lots of luck with your fund raising.You have touched our hearts with your bravery.Good luck to you allXxxxxxxx

    £50.00

  • Christine Haynes

    Christine Haynes

    Dec 3, 2016

    Thinking of all the family, hope the fundraising goes well. Shirley Cloherty (A friend of Chris & Norman)

    £20.00

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