All donations made will go to private cancer treatments. Here's my story:
My name is Beth Roberts. I am 44 years old and I live in Liverpool. I am a mother to two beautiful children and have a wonderful husband, Oliver. I have always enjoyed exercise, so it came as quite a shock when I was diagnosed with primary and secondary breast cancer in March 2015. I had been training for a half marathon when I had to stop mid-run, as I was in excruciating pain. I was diagnosed with a back strain, but I later discovered that I had broken my back in three places due to the extensive spread of cancer in my bones. I had to have an emergency corpectomy to remove the crumbling vertebra that was pressing on my spinal column. I also had a hip replacement, as it was at the point of fracture. This had a major impact on my children to see their mum effectively immobilised. I have spent the last three years regaining my fitness and although I have had to give up running, I can now enjoy hiking, swimming and yoga. I spend as much time doing things I love. I have always been happy, but this last year and a half has reminded me of how lucky I am to have so many wonderful friends and family. As a research ecology student, I now spend a lot of time researching latest cancer developments and I have set up a facebook page called "Beth's Cancer Journey" to help other patients.
I am responding well to current treatment at The Christie and my tumour load has reduced. I have had three years with a relatively good quality of life and spent £50,000 of the money raised so far on private treatments. As a stage IV cancer patient you are told there is no cure. I am doing all these treatments to extend my life.
The charity Yes to Life is brilliant at raising awareness and I hope that everyone will have access to peptide vaccines one day. Please donate to help me get to The Hallwang Clinic : www.hallwang-clinic.com/