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Weʼre raising £50,000 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. She will then need further maintenance treatment in Turkey at a cost of £10k per trip.

Niki recently told me that they have big “decisions” to make as the money is running out and she may not be able to continue with her life saving treatment.

I feel this is not an option, the boys need their Mum and she deserves the chance to watch them grow into men and have their own families.

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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    4 days ago

    The Justgiving total is now at £29,000 😊 this is absolutely amazing!!! Niki is on her way to Turkey for her next round of treatment and that’s all down to the generosity of friends, relatives and strangers with big hearts all over the world. It warms my heart that we have all united in this and your support has given Niki positivity and hope which is healing to the mind. You will never understand just how much your donation whether big or small and messages of love and encouragement have helped. thank you from the bottom of our hearts 💕 xxx

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  • Anonymous

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    Nov 17, 2017

    Good luck and be strong.

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    Nov 17, 2017

  • Julie Sloan

    Julie Sloan

    Nov 17, 2017

    All the best to you all, team Hitchen! :-) xx

    £10.00

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    Nov 17, 2017

    £20.00

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    Nov 17, 2017

    £10,000.00

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    Anonymous

    Nov 17, 2017

    Love to you & your gorgeous family. Xxxx

    £50.00

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    Anonymous

    Nov 17, 2017

    Good luck.

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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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