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£6,000raised of £6,000 target by 170 supporters

    Weʼve raised £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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    Funded on Friday, 16th December 2016

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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

      4 months ago

      Mark Gill

      Once again I must express my gratitude to everyone who has donated and/or shared this. The support for Vicky, Kevin, Jack and Ellie has been amazing. I'm sure that thanks to so much generosity we can really fulfil the aims that we set out to achieve.

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    • Mark Gill

      Mark Gill

      5 months 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

      5 months ago

      Mark Gill

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

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    5 months ago

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    170

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 16, 2016

      Target reached - well done!

    • Nynas UK and ERL

      Nynas UK and ERL

      Dec 15, 2016

      Love and best wishes to Vicky and her family from all of her friends and colleagues at Nynas and ERL.

      £500.00

    • Nathalie Rickards

      Nathalie Rickards

      Dec 13, 2016

      £10.00

    • Susannah Wright

      Susannah Wright

      Dec 12, 2016

      Really glad you set this up, Mark. Lots of love and thoughts to everyone xxx

      £20.00

    • The Wyeth family

      The Wyeth family

      Dec 10, 2016

      Sending lots of love. Xx

      £60.00

    • 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

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