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£62,782raised of £70,000 target by 2855 supporters

    Weʼve raised £62,782 to Fund Kaths Magic Bullet

    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Funded on Friday, 22nd July 2016

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    Story

    Many of us at South Western Ambulance Service have had the pleasure of working alongside the lovely Kath Osmond (Paramedic, amongst other things) for many years and are aware of her health struggles. For those of you who aren't up to date with Kath's illness please see the following statement below:

    After noticing a change in a mole Kath visited her GP and had a 0.9mm malignant mole removed. 18 months later she noticed a lump in her groin and after surgery the Doctors confirmed she had stage 3c cancer.

    She has undergone a number of aggressive surgeries and treatments over the last five years but despite this the cancer has spread to her bones, lungs and lymphatic system.

    She is currently taking a treatment called dabrafenib to stabilise things but it is causing debilitating side effects and is less effective now as she has used it before. She has been given just a few months to live unless she can start TILs.

    TILs (Tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes) is a treatment that has been put into the shadows by new drug company driven drugs. It's a harsher treatment regime and doesn't involve expensive drugs. Essentially a tumour will be surgically removed and from that tumour the good lymphocytes will be harnessed and grown in a lab.

    As they grow the team will call the patient in and the patient will receive chemotherapy to wipe out the immune system. Then the lymphocytes are put in and a drug called interleukin is given to promote them growing. They then start to attack the immune system. The whole process is about three months.

    The response rate is 50% with complete response i.e. no disease remaining in 20% of patients, which is pretty amazing!

    Kath has visited Professor Robert Hawkins at the Christie Hospital in Manchester on Friday and he is happy for her to go ahead with the treatment as soon as she has the £70,000 required.

    We as Paramedics spend our lives trying to save others........... please help us to help one of our own!

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    • Sharon Elsbury3 years ago
      Sharon Elsbury

      Sharon Elsbury

      3 years ago

      Amazing reaction from the Points West piece this evening! Thank you!! (from everyone in our ambulance family. Road staff/Hub staff/Admin/ROC, even managers.....and the chief!)

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    • Sharon Elsbury3 years ago
      Sharon Elsbury

      Sharon Elsbury

      3 years ago

      We'd love to know how far we're reaching with our campaign. Please leave your area in the 'comments' box, if happy to do so! Thank you all from the team in green. SWASFT.

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    • Sharon Elsbury3 years ago
      Sharon Elsbury

      Sharon Elsbury

      3 years ago

      We've hit 25k! Thank you to everyone who has donated so far..........

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    3 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 7/22/2016 09.41

    Supporters

    2855

    • Kirsty Perry-Gower

      Kirsty Perry-Gower

      Jul 22, 2016

      Here is the sponsorship I collected from our 3 peaks challenge. Good luck with the treatment, I have everything crossed for you 🙂x

      £130.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 20, 2016

      £5.00

    • Amy UT

      Amy UT

      Jul 19, 2016

      xoxo

      £5.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 19, 2016

      £10.00

    • Mum & Dad

      Mum & Dad

      Jul 15, 2016

      Well done David

      £10.00

    • Brian Kenny

      Brian Kenny

      Jul 15, 2016

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 15, 2016

      £5.00

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    Sharon Elsbury

    Sharon Elsbury

    Bristol, United Kingdom

    A & E Dispatcher with SWASFT, North Division Clinical Hub.

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