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£100k for Rosie's cancer treatment

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Raised by 549 people in 6 months
Created April 18, 2018
£50,000 needed for Rosie’s cancer treatment

Thank you so much for taking the time to read our story! Having run out of options in the UK, Rosie is now undergoing specialist treatment in Turkey at a leading cancer treatment clinic and we need your help…

Nearly three years ago, after being misdiagnosed by her GP for almost a year, Rosie was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer at only 34. She was operated on immediately to remove the main tumour and part of her bowel, but the cancer had already spread to her liver and lymph nodes. After 34 rounds of chemotherapy and an operation in April 2017 which removed over 70% of her liver, Rosie still has cancer in her liver and lymph nodes and there are no further options available on the NHS.  

Despite the seriousness of her condition, Rosie has done all she can to give herself the best chance of beating the cancer. This has included significant dietary and lifestyle changes and alternative therapies alongside her medical treatment. She has been a true inspiration and her family and friends are humbled by her immense strength and determination.

The next step on her incredible journey is to the ChemoThermia Oncology Center in Istanbul, where the doctors are pioneering treatment that combines the highest level of conventional cancer treatments with science-based integrative therapies with the aim of eradicating the cancer rather than looking at prolonging life.

At the clinic Rosie can receive the drug Avastin which is only available privately in the UK, alongside Metabolically Supported Chemotherapy, Hyperthermia treatment, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, PhytoPharmaceutical Supplements and a supervised Ketogenic diet. We’ve spoken to and met with people for whom this treatment has worked wonders and put stage 4 cancers into long-term remission.

Rosie is travelling to Istanbul for 3 days every two weeks. We have funded the initial treatments ourselves but will soon be unable to continue to do so and it is highly likely that Rosie will need at least 6 months of treatment at the clinic. This is why we now need to ask for help. Each 3 day treatment costs £6,000, with scans an additional £1000, meaning that even if we are unable to raise the full amount, every donation will help towards an additional treatment and an additional chance at fighting the tumours.

This treatment could be truly life changing and we are extremely grateful for anything you can contribute towards it.

From the bottom of our hearts... Thank you!

With love from,

The MacArthur family
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Hello everyone!
Today is Rosie's Birthday! Yay!
As a present to her, if you could 'share' her cause or donate even as much as a coffee...or a cake even :) that would just be the best gift! :)
Stay tuned for more #raise4rosie updates and get the 25th of November in your diary for our Quizzy Beaches Pub Quiz!

Lots of love,
Holly xxx
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Hello everyone,

Exciting news.....Rosie's cause has been taken up by the national press in inews. Fantastic to be getting such coverage and raising awareness of the symptoms of cancer in younger people. It has already generated £95 today alone! Fantastic! Please see below for the link, and please share.
https://inews.co.uk/inews-lifestyle/people/woman-bowel-cancer-young-34-irritable-bowel-syndrome-ibs/

An update on the amazing Rosie.......
Rosie's recent scan showed further reduction to the tumors. During her visit she had chemoembolization or TACE which is a procedure which introduces the chemotherapy directly into the tumor. We will keep you updated on her progress.
This was a tough week for Rosie, she has taken it on incredibly, the fighter that she is, and she is currently convalescing in Cornwall.

We are also excited to announce that we will be holding a quiz night in Walthamstow to raise money, hosted by myself (Holly) and by incredible friends Stevie and Chris, so get involved! Lots of fun planned! It's on the 25th of November, venue TBC....Here is the link on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/quizzybeaches/

We are using #raise4rosie so keep an eye out!! :)

As always, thank you for your continued support, good wishes and love, it really is so encouraging and makes such a difference to Rosie and all of us!

Much Love,

The MacArthur's x
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Dear friends,
Apologies for the lack of recent updates, the focus has been on getting Rosie to Istanbul every other week. This has been tough but we are determined to continue! We are overwhelmed by the £52,689 raised for Rosie's treatment in Istanbul thus far! It is truly incredible and we are thankful for her every trip.
We had a amazing summer of fundraising with everything from parties and bingo to cabaret shows, cake sales and curry nights... so wonderful! Thank you to absolutely everyone for every penny and second of time given to Rosie's cause!
We are coming to the end of Rosie's second lot of treatments and she will be having a scan the week after next. We will keep you updated of the results. However, whatever the results, we already know that Rosie will need another 3 months of treatment at a cost of £50,000 with all expenses included. We don't expect anyone to donate a second time, but if you can, we ask that you spread the word even further by sharing Rosie's Go Fund Me page and if you
have any further ideas for fundraising then please do let us know!
Many thanks,
The MacArthurs
(The photo is of Rosie and Holly at Trew Fields Festival....an amazing festival to raise awareness of 'Holistic Health and Cancer Awareness', back in July) #TrewFields
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Hi everyone,
It's so fantastic that we've reached our target!
We returned from our 6th visit to Istanbul at the weekend after hearing encouraging news. We were shown the latest scan alongside the original and it showed a remarkable reduction in the tumours. Something that we'd been told here could not happen.
Rosie has a long way to go but thanks to all of you she can have another 3 months of treatment without financial worries. We are so grateful.
Knowing the treatment is working has given her fresh determination.
We can`t thank you enough.
All the family x
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