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£33,947raised of £30,000 target by 926 supporters

    Weʼve raised £33,947 to help fund private treatment that is sadly not available on the NHS but might extend my life, eg SIRT (selective internal radiation therapy).

    Location
    Horsforth, United Kingdom
    Time left
    Funded on Tuesday, 31st October 2017

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    Story

    I've told this story eleventy billion times now, and I honestly still can't believe its about me and my family. In April this year I was told I had terminal bowel cancer and liver metastaces. I had no symptoms, no family history and at 36, the threat of cancer was not on my radar. As an Occupational Therapist working in a Community Rehabiliatation Team, I had frequently visited people with advanced cancer, but thought I had a few decades before it might happen to me. I'm a strong Yorkshire lass, but the thought of leaving my two beautiful kids (Thomas is two; Abigail is five) and husband behind is devastating. We've got wonderful friends and family who have been carrying us through the shitstorm, and I've been a-blogging to help get the mess in my head in some semblance of order (see my blog at stephvsgrantandphil.blogspot.co.uk if you're interested), but now the struggle is really intensifying. I've had six rounds of some hefty chemotherapy, but sadly I've had mixed results; some of the lesions have shrunk, but others have grown. I also have a mutant gene to add to the mix, which means my cancer is a really aggressive type.

    We've been discussing options with my Oncologist, who thinks that a procedure called SIRT (selective internal radiation therapy) is the next logical step in my treatment; it's not going to cure me, but might just give me a few extra months with those I love. Sadly this treatment was previously funded by the NHS, but this stopped in April (typical!!), so now we are desperately trying to raise funds to go towards the treatment which costs around £30,000.

    We would be immensely grateful for any contribution towards our fundraising target (however small); we continue to be amazed by the love, support and generosity people have shown us.

    Thank you for reading...

    Steph x

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    • Stephanie Rowson2 months ago
      Stephanie Rowson

      Stephanie Rowson

      2 months ago

      Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! You are all so amazing - I can't believe it xxxxx

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    • Stephanie Rowson3 months ago
      Stephanie Rowson

      Stephanie Rowson

      3 months ago

      Humbled... completely and utterly humbled xxxxx

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    • Stephanie Rowson3 months ago
      Stephanie Rowson

      Stephanie Rowson

      3 months ago

      I'm reading through all the messages of support in floods of tears, completely overwhelmed. Thanks so so much everyone xxxxxx

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    926

    • Ian Caveney

      Ian Caveney

      Oct 21, 2017

      Big hugs John to you, Stephanie and your family 😘

      £25.00

    • Naomi

      Naomi

      Oct 20, 2017

      £30.00

    • PAUL CROSSLING

      PAUL CROSSLING

      Oct 19, 2017

      Keep strong Stephanie and Believe x

      £20.00

    • Craig Easton

      Craig Easton

      Oct 17, 2017

      Your story touched me - so sorry - hope my meagre donation helps in some way to enable you to spend more time with your family

      £30.00

    • Margaret Allan

      Margaret Allan

      Oct 15, 2017

      From Margaret (Abi’s Nan) and her neighbours

      £50.00

    • Rob (Gummy)

      Rob (Gummy)

      Oct 10, 2017

      Hi Steph. I see you've already smashed your target - that's awesome! Hope this helps towards the treatment, it works and you create many more happy memories with your family. Love and best wishes. Xx

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 10, 2017

      £10.00

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