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£14,770raised of £45,000 target by 193 supporters

    Weʼve raised £14,770 to save my mums life-

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    In September 2016 my family were dealt the cruelest hand imaginable. Aged only 54, my mum was diagnosed with stage 4 terminal stomach cancer; the exact cancer that her mum (my lovely nan) died of. History was repeating itself. I cannot begin to describe the fear that we (mum, dad, me and my 20-year-old brother) felt hearing the consultants’ say she has only 12 months to live. The cancer has also spread to the lymph nodes and peritoneum.
    Pregnant with my first baby, what should have been the best time of my life, quickly turned into the worst. My mum is not only a wonderful mum, but also my best friend.
    In an attempt to prolong her life, chemotherapy began, but it’s failing. The December scan showed the cancer has grown and spread.
    Not only is the cancer resisting chemotherapy, she experiences agonising bone pain, permanent ringing in her ears, and when she eats is doubled up with stomach pain. I fear she won’t get the nutrition she needs to stay strong. Without help she will die.
    With a background in clinical science, I began to research immunotherapy, an alternative to chemotherapy that is gradually gaining ground in cancer treatment. In simple terms immunotherapy stimulates your own immune system to work harder or smarter to attack cancer cells. There are cases where patients have gone into remission or been cured.
    Sadly it’s not available on the NHS for stomach cancer. However it's available at The Hallwang clinic in Germany but it isn’t cheap and whilst we’re working hard to fund as much ourselves, I need your help.
    My MUM is a loving, down to earth, and very humble lady who puts her family first. Always. An avid animal lover she is at her happiest when walking her dogs on the beach! Over the years she has made many sacrifices to give my brother and I the opportunities she didn’t have, expecting very little in return.
    She has so much to live for, especially her granddaughter.
    Please, make a donation to save her life, even if it’s a £1!
    Thank you

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    • Kate Colgan8 months ago
      Kate Colgan

      Kate Colgan

      8 months ago

      The fight is not over and mum has been tossed aside by the NHS. Tomorrow we drive her to Germany where she will start chemo and recovering from her ordeal with the NHS. If we don't self discharge she will die here. We can't afford an ambulance so I am driving her myself. Please keep supporting us, we are using credit cards and what we can to get her treatment. I have wrote a 5000 word complaint to the NHS, it might not help us but it might help the next person. I am begging here, I can't let her die like this, there is hope. Thank you so much

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    • Kate Colgan9 months ago
      Kate Colgan

      Kate Colgan

      9 months ago

      Mum has just had surgery on her bowel blockage unfortunately it wasn't successful, she has made it through the op, but we have still said our goodbyes as the chances she will make it are slim. The only option now to resolve the bowel blockage is chemo and immunotherapy quickly. Today the end of life care team are talking about not feeding her or giving fluids so we can start the process of dying. Of course, you all know me, I argued. She still has great blood results, HR and blood pressure...she is even telling dad off still. Lets keep her!

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    193

    • martina kinnon

      martina kinnon

      Oct 8, 2017

      Hope it helps xxx ❤️

      £10.00

    • Louisa Thornhill

      Louisa Thornhill

      Sep 12, 2017

      All the best x

      £5.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 12, 2017

      £5.00

    • Jill Harvey

      Jill Harvey

      Sep 12, 2017

      Hope your mum can get through this. X

      £20.00

    • James Cuffe

      James Cuffe

      Aug 19, 2017

      Happy Weddig Day from Jen, Jim, Rory, Jude and everyone at Excel Fostering!

      £500.00

    • Helen Jones

      Helen Jones

      Aug 3, 2017

      Hope this helps, keep strong xx

      £10.00

    • Paul Campbell

      Paul Campbell

      Aug 2, 2017

      Keep positive

      £15.00

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