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£52,148raised of £100,000 target by 1584 supporters

Weʼre raising £100,000 to Help Nicola Hitchen Continue Her Lifesaving Treatment to Beat Cancer

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Chester, United Kingdom

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Niki is 41 and lives in Chester with her 2 boys. She is also my husbands ex wife and an amazing mum to my two stepsons aged 14 and 12. She is currently being treated in Istanbul,Turkey for stage 4 cervical cancer which was not diagnosed by the NHS until they said it was too late to treat her. They have spent over £80k themselves as a family getting private treatment in Northumberland and Istanbul where the success rate of people receiving the all clear from stage 4 cancers is exceptionally high.

Before her cancer was diagnosed Niki was advised that the excruciating pain she was experiencing was healing from a previous operation. It was only when she was admitted to intensive care with sepsis due to an abscess on her cervix that the cancer was diagnosed as stage 2 and after 7 weeks in intensive care it had progressed to stage 4 at which point the NHS advised Niki that they would be unable to treat her as it was too advanced. Niki had been having yearly cervical smear tests and nothing was detected.

The treatment in Turkey is going well and Niki can feel that the tumour which was visible in her abdomen is now greatly reduced. She is due to have another Pet CT scan to check treatment response at the end of October. Due to Niki needing 4 extra treatments along with unexpected costs of blood transfusions, catheter issues, scans (and other extras) not including travel and accommodation we have raised our target to £100,000. We need to be sure that Niki has the funds to complete her treatments, maintenance (when she gets the all clear!!) and aftercare.

We wanted to make our first target achievable.... Wow was this achieved!!! We thank you with all our hearts. Please continue to share and fundraise for Niki and her boys. We‘ll get her through this together!!!!!

Please give what you can, every penny counts towards Niki continuing her lifesaving treatment. And share share share.... Thank you from the bottom of our hearts The Hitchens xxx

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  • Clare Hitchen15 days ago
    Clare Hitchen

    Clare Hitchen

    15 days ago
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  • Clare Hitchen15 days ago
    Clare Hitchen

    Clare Hitchen

    15 days ago

    Hi all 😊 hope you all had an amazing Christmas and New Year. Niki enjoyed Christmas at home with her boys but unfortunately had to go into hospital with abdo pain between Christmas and New Year for a procedure to relieve a blocked bile duct. Niki was allowed home to see in the New Year with her boys but had to return to hospital on New Years Day. Niki travelled back to Istanbul yesterday for an intensive day of treatment, she will be home tonight but will be returning in the next few weeks for another 10 day course. Thank you all once again xx

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  • Clare Hitchen1 month ago
    Clare Hitchen

    Clare Hitchen

    1 month ago

    I’m sure everyone will join me in wishing Niki a very Happy Birthday and positive thoughts today from the UK and further afield to Istanbul where Niki is getting her next round of treatment presently. Not the best way to spend your Birthday but one more treatment closer to kicking it’s ass and home for Christmas 🎄 Niki’s needed further blood transfusions and been really tired but will be giving us an update when she feels well enough.Two more rounds then we’re going for the All Clear 😊 will keep you updated peeps 😊 HAPPY BIRTHDAY NIKI 🎂 xx

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3 months ago

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1584

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 11, 2018

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 11, 2018

    £30.00

  • Nicola, Mum of 2

    Nicola, Mum of 2

    Jan 10, 2018

    You guys are amazing! You can so do this xx

    £10.00

  • Anthony Chappell

    Anthony Chappell

    Jan 8, 2018

    Hang in there Clare - we are all routing for you!!

  • Alex Barbaro

    Alex Barbaro

    Jan 8, 2018

    ❤️

    £5.00

  • Janelle Marie

    Janelle Marie

    Jan 1, 2018

    A mother's greatest fear is leaving her children too soon. Wishing you all the best! Praying for a speedy recovery!

    £2.00

  • Chantal Murphy

    Chantal Murphy

    Dec 31, 2017

    Stay strong,you've got this!All the very best for 2018!Happy New Year!xx

    £10.00

About the fundraiser
Clare Hitchen

Clare Hitchen

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Chester, United Kingdom

Joe and Jake are my stepsons. Niki is my husbands ex wife and amazing Mum to Joe and Jake. Niki continues to put them first throughout all of her treatment. Joe and Jake are also amazing big brothers to our 3 year old daughter and she adores them as they do her. We can do this!!!

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