Weʼre raising £5,000 to help fund any future medicines or treatment for Nicola
- Brighton, UK
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In February 2015 my 32 year old sister Nicola was diagnosed with mestatic breast cancer. As a family we were all devastated and heart broken to hear it had spread to her liver and bones. That day will be embedded in my memory forever. Her daughter Nancie was just 6 months old and she was only just beginning her marriage to her husband and soulmate Simon. They married in June 2013.
Nic continues to work and lives her life, enjoying holidays with Simon and their gorgeous but cheeky little girl. Those that know Nic well, know that she is not one to sit still and is stubborn at times doing things most of us wouldn’t even dream of, like furniture removal and DIY! She’s unbelievable but we love her more for it. Nic is determined to not let the cancer control her and she just wants to lead a normal life, continuing to build beautiful memories for Nancie.
Sadly in September 2016 Nic was told that the cancer had spread to her brain. Despite this Nic continued to be positive and we spent Christmas together as a family. We hadn’t done that for years. Memories to last a lifetime.
Since this life changing diagnosis Nic has had two lots of chemotherapy, whole head radiotherapy and has to go to hospital regularly for treatment. She has also been on and off steroids which have physically affected her, another hurdle she has had to overcome. She has lost her hair twice and her body has been subjected to fatigue, pain and nausea. She has also spent time in hospital when things haven’t been so good. The treatment is now being given through a port intravenously as her veins started to collapse after 3 years of continuous chemo and bone strengthening drugs. She is scanned and sees her consultants regularly. The most recent scan results were positive and showed the chemo she is currently on is working, some of the depospts in her head have even reduced in size which is amazing. The cancer in her body is stable.
To say we are proud of Nic is an understatement. She has been truly inspirational and so brave throughout. The strength she has shown is incredible. I remember her once saying I have two choices, I either lay down and let it beat me or I fight. She chooses to fight and we are immensely proud of her for having such an amazing outlook on life despite this life changing illness.
Her quality of life is good at the moment and that’s due to her positive outlook. She didn’t choose this illness however she is choosing to not let it control her. Obviously she has bad days, probably more than she lets on however she is a fighter and will always dust herself off and get back up. She’s only human after all and I don’t think there’s many of us that would have dealt with it the way Nic has.
The past 3 years have been far from easy for Nic and us as a family. It’s one of those scenarios that you think will never happen to you, but unfortunately for us it has. However Nic’s strength and love for life has kept us all positive and we will continue to spend valuable time together as a family, treasuring every minute and continuing to have hope.
Most of you will be able to relate to Nic’s situation and have either lost or known someone with cancer. Mum always says cancer doesn’t discriminate and anyone of us is vulnerable to this horrible illness. It affects so many lives but it’s not until it’s on your door step that you truly feel the heart break & devastation. Apart from telling Nic how much we love her and supporting her anyway we can there’s literally nothing we can do to take it away.
We are creating this crowdfunding page to support Nic in her journey and to ensure that she has extra funds to pay for any medicines or treatments in the future if she so needs it. Any donations big or small will be much appreciated. If anyone wants to do some fundraising and donate that would be amazing too. Since being diagnosed Nic has been given a drug called Herceptin, it is a target drug for HER2 the specific type of breast cancer Nic has. This is currently funded by the NHS however who’s to say it won’t be free forever. She has this drug alongside the other chemo and to date it seems to be working and is helping to keep the cancer at bay.
Nancie turns 4 in August and starts big school in September. It will definitely be a proud mummy moment. Thank you all for your support, love and best wishes over the past 3 years.
Love the Law/ Lidbetter family
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Aug 10, 2018
All our love Nic, Jan & Ian xx
Aug 2, 2018
Good luck , you are all amazing xxx
Aug 1, 2018
My beautiful little sister Nic...you amaze us all every day!Keep doing what your doing,were all with you every step of the way...I love you so much 💕💕💕
Jul 28, 2018
Jul 28, 2018
Nic is an inspiration to us all. She came into our lives with her amazing support to Owen at Bluebell Barn. She is a wonderful person and we wish her all the very best. Love from the Prouds xx
Jul 27, 2018
You're amazing and strong Nov, sending loads of love and support.Xxx
Jul 27, 2018
Stay positive nic ❤️
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