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    Weʼve raised £2,293 to Support Caroline Burns stay alive to watch her son grow up

    Bournemouth, UK
    Funded on Friday, 8th March 2019

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    Caroline had been suffering headaches for about 18 months when her GP suggested she should start taking ‘beta blockers’. Her mum was having none of it and Caroline was sent to the local hospital for a scan
    It was confirmed that Caroline had a growth in her brain the size of a tennis ball – surgeons who had seen the scan results before meeting Caroline were astonished that she was still able to function. Caroline was just a few days short of her 30th Birthday and her son Jack was only 9
    The operation removed 70% of the tumour, the remainder being too close to the brain stem to be operable. Biopsies revealed that the tumour was an aggressive grade3/4 astrocytoma
    Caroline returned to work for a short period, but it was obvious that she could not continue. Her eyesight had been reduced to 50% so that she could only see to one side of her body. Her memory and ability to find words was causing problems.Her employers had to let her go
    After nearly two years of treatment, in April 2015, Caroline was told that there was nothing further that could be done.The prognosis was that she had between 3 and 12 months to live. Jack was just 11 at that time.
    previously Caroline had been told by a patient about the use of an alternative method. After research research it seemed like a good option. Once Caroline was given a terminal prognosis we tried it – even her medical team, although not able to advise for it, neither were they against it.
    We were given an address in Canada of a reputable source of pharmaceutical grade oil and made the necessary purchase
    After six months it appeared to stabilise and has remained in that state
    All things considered she enjoys a quality of life that she wouldn’t have if it wasn’t for the new treatment. She is grateful to all of the friends and family who have supported her, emotionally as well as financially – her treatment costs £950 each month. More importantly her boy is now 14 and Caroline is still here to see him growing up
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      97

      • Tina and Andrew Dyet

        Tina and Andrew Dyet

        Dec 29, 2018

        Well done Popeye! Great effort. Proud of you Steve !

        £20.00

      • Darren Purdue

        Darren Purdue

        Dec 28, 2018

        Great job as always Steve!

        £20.00

      • Louise Lewis

        Louise Lewis

        Dec 28, 2018

        You are both am amazing. Well done for all your efforts. Xxxxx

        £25.00

      • Joe Wood

        Joe Wood

        Dec 28, 2018

        Brilliant effort Stephen! Well done mate x

        £10.00

      • Louise Earwaker

        Louise Earwaker

        Dec 28, 2018

        Well done reaching youre goal x

        £10.00

      • Stephen Congalton

        Stephen Congalton

        Dec 28, 2018

        Cheers Carl and Rich

        £20.00

      • Lynda Stewart

        Lynda Stewart

        Dec 27, 2018

        Well done! You’re amazing! Reid & Lynda xx

        £25.00

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      Stephen Congalton and Angela Carlyle

      Stephen Congalton and Angela Carlyle

      Bournemouth, UK

      I am running the streets dressed as Santa Claus every day in the season of Advent for two miles in support of my cousin stay alive through an alternative medicine

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