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Megan McClay

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In 2020, at just 26 years old, 𝐌𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐧 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐝𝐢𝐚𝐠𝐧𝐨𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐨𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐫 – 𝐨𝐫 𝐮𝐯𝐞𝐚𝐥 – 𝐦𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐦𝐚. This is a rare and aggressive cancer and each stage of the progression has further narrowed her treatment options. Despite this, she has bravely faced each challenge this devastating illness has thrown at her and continues to fight for her life.

𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐫 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐬𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫 and despite her current treatment slowing the progression down, it is not a sustainable position to remain in.

𝐌𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐧'𝐬 𝐛𝐢𝐠𝐠𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐩𝐲. Unfortunately, this is not available on the NHS and will need to be self-funded. 𝐄𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐢𝐬 £𝟒𝟎,𝟎𝟎𝟎 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐌𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐧 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝟑 𝐝𝐨𝐬𝐞𝐬. 𝐖𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐟𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐲 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐟𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭, 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧 𝐚 𝐠𝐨𝐚𝐥 𝐚𝐦𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐟 £𝟖𝟎,𝟎𝟎𝟎.

𝐖𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐛𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐛𝐥𝐲 𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐬𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭, 𝐢𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐨. She is still so young and has so much life and love to give. The world is a much better place with her in it.

Click here and read the article in the Independent which outlines Megan's statement on the lack of accessibility of this vital treatment.

Tap here to read the 'Evening News 24' article which details Megan's personal fundraising challenge.

𝐊𝐞𝐲 𝐩𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐚 𝐛𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐌𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐧:

● Chemosaturation is a revolutionary treatment that has shown success in almost 90% of patients by either providing tumour stability, reducing tumour load or in some cases, almost removing the patient’s cancer completely

● In 2021, NICE approved chemosaturation as a safe and effective treatment for improving overall survival

● Worldwide data obtained by trials has shown that it has a high response rate and improves the control of metastatic ocular melanoma

● Chemosaturation can help maintain quality of life as symptoms are typically much more easily managed than many other cancer treatments. Due to Megan’s young age, it has been suggested that she would be able to live life fully in between treatments

● Post chemosaturation, patients can live symptom-free and experience a prolonging of life that may not be possible without this treatment

I'm full of gratitude reading all of your incredible messages, seeing your shares and donations. There's no words, we're so touched and so appreciative of your support. Every donation, no matter the size, all makes an incredible difference. Truly, thank you.

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  • Megan McClay7 months ago
    Megan McClay

    Megan McClay

    7 months ago

    I would like to share with you a snippet of my partner who bravely delivered a talk at the 2023 OcuMel UK conference. Not only have you all come together to allow me to have incredible life prolonging treatment, but also, you have enabled our day-to-day lives to become so much lighter. Thank you for not only giving us more time, but for also taking away a huge burden, which now enables that time to be that of quality. Thank you! I will continue to update you as my journey progresses!

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  • Megan McClay7 months ago
    Megan McClay

    Megan McClay

    7 months ago

    I have some good news to share with you all! I am still stable! I hope this continues for as long as possible, and I squeeze as much life out of this but I can’t even begin to tell you how much less “scanxiety” I have now, thanks solely to all of you. Your kindness has impacted my life in many ways continuously. Going from my cancer increasing, fundraiser ventures, time consumed to now having stable results, time to enjoy life and chemosaturation being secured is the most amazing shift in my reality. I will keep you updated on this journey xx

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  • Megan McClay10 months ago
    Megan McClay

    Megan McClay

    10 months ago

    Thank you so much for the overwhelming support to each and every single one of you! You are absolutely wonderful, to say the least. It is outstanding how quickly things can change in such a short amount of time when the kindest people all come together to help. We will be going through and responding to all of your incredible messages. Thank you, truly. Megan xxx

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Page last updated on: 4/19/2024 11.43

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3415

  • Mark Galpin

    Mark Galpin

    Apr 19, 2024

    Thinking of you M8

    £10.00

  • Mark Galpin

    Mark Galpin

    Mar 24, 2024

    X

    £5.00

  • Mark Galpin

    Mark Galpin

    Mar 20, 2024

    Thinking of you x

    £10.00

  • Mark Galpin

    Mark Galpin

    Feb 26, 2024

    £5.00

  • Mark Galpin

    Mark Galpin

    Feb 25, 2024

    Thinking of you M8

    £10.00

  • Mark Galpin

    Mark Galpin

    Feb 19, 2024

    Thinking of you M8

    £10.00

  • Jo

    Jo

    Feb 16, 2024

    Keep fighting, Megan. My best friend fought long and hard. You can do it x

    £38.18

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