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£24,382raised of £100,000 target by 382 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

    a month ago

    Michele Mascia

    Hi everyone, thanks again for your continued support I really can't tell you just how much all the messages mean to me. For those of you that I have not responded to yet please bear with me and I will over the next few days. As promised here are the details of our next Event. If any of you are in the area on Saturday or perhaps just fancy a trip out of town please feel free to bring the family along. Hope to see you there :)

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  • Michele Mascia

    Michele Mascia

    a month ago

    Michele Mascia

    A big thank you to everyone who attended the dress sale yesterday and an even bigger applause to all the organisers and helpers - it was great!! Our upcoming event is a 2 hours Yoga Workshop in London, please let everyone know about this! xxx

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    Michele Mascia

    2 months ago

    Michele Mascia

    Our next fundraising event will be a dress sale with catwalk and raffle in Maldon on Sunday 4th December. All I can say is that we have some sparkly dresses on offer :)

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2 months ago

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  • Laura CALI

    Laura CALI

    Jan 17, 2017

    My lovely Assunta a first milestone has been reached! This is what we got by selling our butterflies, cloth bags and some Christmas cards. Ready to reach the 2nd milestone now... LOVE YOU DARLING!

    £1,000.00

  • Jennie Smith

    Jennie Smith

    Jan 17, 2017

    Best wishes xxx

    £30.00

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    Anonymous

    Jan 17, 2017

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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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