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£28,961raised of £100,000 target by 448 supporters

Weʼre raising £100,000 to help pay for Assunta's cancer treatment and help three small children to be able to grow up with their mum

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London, Vereinigtes Königreich
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I have created this page in the hope that, with joined effort we can save the life of my beloved sister Assunta! She is not only a lovely sister but also a devoted wife and loving mother of three beautiful children (2, 4 and 6). She means everything to them, our parents, family and friends.
We just can't bear the thought of losing her...

This is her story:
In November last year, while breastfeeding her 11 month old son, she discovered a lump in her breast, the biopsy results revealed it was Triple Negative Breast Cancer which is an aggressive rare cancer. She started her chemotherapy immediately. However the cancer had already spread with multiple tumours in both lungs and a single lesion to her brain.

Her journey is a roller coaster. The biggest shock came in October of this year: This aggressive cancer had not slowed and despite being on chemo, had returned to her breast and lungs, and also to her lymph nodes and liver.

Now family and friend have started to do our own research to understand if more advanced treatments exist that could help and we found new hope: In America they administer PARP inhibitors which treat this specific form of cancer. Immunotherapy is another area of hope. This would allow this wonderful woman to see her children grow up and meet her grandchildren. A simple need, but very significant for any parent. She has fight in her and will do anything to stay with us.

Why am I telling you all this? Simply because we need the funding to keep my sister alive. We have to 1st fly her to America, 2nd pay for her stay and treatments there, 3rd continue to privately buy the right drugs for her lifetime and 4th most likely get her back to America periodically for check-ups. She has so much to live for and she can do this if she has the right treatments.
Please help us to raise funding that will help keep her alive. SPREAD THE WORD to all your friends, family, company and community. Together we can save a life.
Thank you all so much xx

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  • Michele Mascia

    Michele Mascia

    14 days ago

    Michele Mascia

    We are looking for volunteers who can help with the fundraising, if this is something you can do please let us know by getting in touch through our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100014386893914 Thank you all again for your continued support

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  • Michele Mascia

    Michele Mascia

    14 days ago

    Michele Mascia

    A special thank you to all of the fundraisers who have held events supporting me. So far this year, Julie from St Peters Hospital who hosted a meal and held a raffle at the end of Jan which raised an amazing £450. Shaun Hoddy who held an Aikido Dojo seminar and raised a fabulous £150 Laura and Co who raised £1000, and my lovely friends and family who worked really hard leading up to Christmas organising different events and are planning more for 2017, Kirsty, Michelle, Naomi, Rachel, Trassy and Zoie and my beautiful cousin Angela and children.

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  • Michele Mascia

    Michele Mascia

    24 days ago

    Michele Mascia

    From Assunta: Happy New Year! I want to thank everyone who has donated. I know how difficult it can be over Christmas but despite this people have been so generous and I am so so touched by everyone's kindness. Just before Christmas we found out that the cancer had progressed, we are trying a different chemo...praying it will work. I often read your lovely messages, which inspire me to fight. Please continue to spread the word amongst your friends and colleagues...neighbours... Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. xx

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    Anonymous

    Feb 22, 2017

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 21, 2017

    £10.00

  • Jorge Preciado Rodriguez

    Jorge Preciado Rodriguez

    Feb 20, 2017

    Keep fighting!!

    £10.00

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Michele Mascia

Michele Mascia

London, Vereinigtes Königreich

I'm simply Assunta's brother who doesn't want to keep anything untried that could help to save his sisters life.

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