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Weʼre raising £14,000 to help fund my mum's (Julie Fulcher's) cancer treatment

Cambridge, UK

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My Mum

My mum (Julie) was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer (Neuroendocrine tumour) in 2014, aged 50. Due to its location, the tumour is inoperable. This means she is living her life with cancer. She is currently well and working, and we hope to keep it that way. She has had various treatments, including chemotherapy (unsuccessful), and an operation to remove a small metastases (small secondary growth) from her lung. She then had PRRT treatment (a type of nuclear therapy) which was successful in reducing the size of the main tumour and other metastases. The cancer then remained stable for nearly 3 years. Sadly, in January 2018, scans showed that the cancer had spread to other places, therefore needing more treatment.

Treatment

In the meantime, the NHS has withdrawn funding for the PRRT treatment which was successful in my mum's case. This means that we must fund the treatment ourselves. The total cost for the drugs is an extortionate £42,000. Using the family's life savings and the kindness of relatives, we are able to raise a considerable portion of the costs ourselves. To complete all four stages of treatment that my mum needs, we need to raise the full amount. Unfortunately, the NHS in Wales do fund the treatment, but our NHS doesn’t. It is heartbreaking that the pharmaceutical companies can set the cost for their drugs so high, resulting in the NHS being unable to fund them.

Fundraising

We will do all we can to raise money. Me, my brother (Alex) and other friends and family are planning on doing car-boot sales, sponsored walks, cake sales and any other fundraising activities that we can. It is breaking our hearts that our mum, not only has the stress of living with cancer and its treatments, but now the stress of trying to raise £42,000. Cancer always seems to affect the best people. Any help that we can get in any way will be hugely appreciated, as well as any contributions. We will keep this page updated with our fundraising activities, so that you can all see how we are getting on with raising the money and with my mum's treatment.

Thank you all so much,

Katie and Alex xxx

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  • Katie Fulcher1 month ago
    Katie Fulcher

    Katie Fulcher

    1 month ago

    So mum had her first of four treatments on the 21/06 and felt a little under the weather for a few days but has perked up since. She’s had a lot of tests but is now free from hospital visits for a couple of weeks. I have a few thankyous, Firstly Abi and her work colleagues for the cake sale and carboot things, and for Sarah & Lynne (mum’s niece & sister) who are about half way through their running challenge and who already have over £400 in sponsorship! And thank you again for everyone else that has donated! Love you all, Katie & Alex xx

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  • Katie Fulcher2 months ago
    Katie Fulcher

    Katie Fulcher

    2 months ago

    Yesterday (14/06), mum had her first of four treatments. It all went well, and she’s just very tired now. Thank you so much to everyone that have donated so far, shared the page and the kind words, it means the world because it helps us to fund the treatment but also boosts us all emotionally, so thank you so much. We will continue to do carboots and any other fundraising possible to help with the rest of the treatments, so any shares of this page or donations will be so appreciated💕 love you all and thank you, Katie and Alex xxx

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  • Katie Fulcher2 months ago
    Katie Fulcher

    Katie Fulcher

    2 months ago

    Thank you for all the support, we’re at £565 already which is incredible! Today me, mum and toby did our first carboot sale. Raised a very useful £80! We intend to do as many carboots as we can, as it is clear that it will get us a bit more money towards the treatment!💪🏻

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3 months ago

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Page last updated on: 8/11/2018 11:56 AM

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88

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 11, 2018

  • Doug and Marian

    Doug and Marian

    Aug 7, 2018

    We’ve known and loved your mum for a lot of years and hope this little bit helps. Keeping you all in our thoughts, much love xxx

    £40.00

  • Deni Robb

    Deni Robb

    Aug 7, 2018

    Your mum’s an incredible woman, I’ve always thought the world of her. Just wish there was more I could do. Thinking of you all xxx

    £30.00

  • Kate Thorburn

    Kate Thorburn

    Aug 6, 2018

    Lexie's cake sale , good luck with the fundraising Lexie xxxx

    £10.00

  • Abi's cake sale

    Abi's cake sale

    Aug 4, 2018

    £36.56

  • Karen Gibbons

    Karen Gibbons

    Aug 2, 2018

    £10.00

  • Sam Lamey

    Sam Lamey

    Jul 30, 2018

    £5.00

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