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£32,687raised of £30,000 target by 877 supporters

Weʼre raising £30,000 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
4 days to go

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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 Rowson13 days ago
    Stephanie Rowson

    Stephanie Rowson

    13 days ago

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

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  • Stephanie Rowson23 days ago
    Stephanie Rowson

    Stephanie Rowson

    23 days ago

    Humbled... completely and utterly humbled xxxxx

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  • Stephanie Rowson24 days ago
    Stephanie Rowson

    Stephanie Rowson

    24 days 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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  • Teresa Roy

    Teresa Roy

    Sep 24, 2017

    What a brave woman my heart goes out to you and your family xx❤️

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 24, 2017

    £5.00

  • Susan Brown

    Susan Brown

    Sep 23, 2017

    £20.00

  • Rosalynn Catlow-Patterson

    Rosalynn Catlow-Patterson

    Sep 23, 2017

    Well done on your wing walk last week Steph. Amazing achievement. So pleased you've reached your goal.All the best, thoughts and good wishes, Roz, Adam, Thea and Estelle xx

    £50.00

  • Jane Nash

    Jane Nash

    Sep 22, 2017

    I hope and pray you successfully raise the funds to carry on fighting. My thoughts are with you and your family.

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 22, 2017

    best wishes to you and your family

    £30.00

  • Leanne Lane

    Leanne Lane

    Sep 22, 2017

    Another £16 in bed sale items from picu Leeds team😘

    £16.00

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