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Auntie Heather's Last Chance

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Created January 10, 2019
Team Bellamy
on behalf of Heather Bellamy
For four years my auntie has been battling acute myeloid leukaemia. She was thank fully able to get a doner for a transplant which she has had twice, However, unfortunately the transplant hasn't worked and you're only able to try it twice and if it doesn't work your body won't accept it. Therefore there isn't anything more they can do for her in this country. She is on chemotherapy again to slow the aggressive cancer down from spreading but there is only so long she is able to have this treatment. Our only option is to raise money to fly her out to America for her to receive the advanced drugs and medicine they have over there for what she needs. However, as you can imagine this is a massive financial commitment and as much money needs to be raised as possible because of expenses including flights, visas, accommodation, hospital bills, medicine and so on. The treatment needed is roughly $25,000 a month. The medicine needed is called Idhifa and is to treat relapsed/refractory late stage acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) in patients with an IDH2 mutation. If you would like to find out more information about it please visit: https://www.sps.nhs.uk/medicines/enasidenib/. The reason she needs to go to American is because the drug isn't licensed in this country yet whereas it is in America and it is optimistic and seeing high results. We need to raise this money as quickly as possible as we really are on a time limit as to how long my auntie can hold on for. She has a whole family who love her and want to do everything they can for her. She has four children who can't afford to lose their mum. Please, anything you can spare to help out my auntie will be hugely, hugely appreciated!
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Unfortunately my mum has passed away before we were able to get her to America.
Due to this we are refunding people the money that has been so kindly donated over the last 5 months.
If you still wish to donate the money somewhere after getting it back, please donate to either a Leukaemia charity or if you live more locally to King’s Lynn then see about donating it to the Cancer Care Trust (Macmillan Centre) in King’s Lynn who did so much to help my mum throughout almost all of her treatment.
Again thank you to everyone who took the time to donate, share, hold fundraising events etc, it means so much that people did this for us.
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Thank you to those who are still donating and supporting my Auntie! It is making a world of difference in terms of her accessing treatment not on the NHS but also keeping her motivation and spirits lifted!

Please note, there are separate fundraising events under Hope for Heather on Facebook which is a separate total outside of Go Fund Me.

Thank you again,

Jenny (Heathers niece)
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*IMPORTANT UPDATE*
After very recently confirming with her consultant, my auntie is now about to start a drug called venetoclax. This drug was suggested by a Consultant in America to use as an interim because we did not have enough funding in place for Auntie Heather to go to America for the Idhifa drug. She is going to start it soon but has to be paid for privately, therefore the money raised so far is going towards this but it isn’t anywhere near as expensive as the Idhifa and funds needed to go to America etc. However is of course in the grand scheme of things still a hefty price. This drug isn’t initially designed for my Aunties rare form of leukaemia, however has had some optimistic results for people with her mutuation so we are giving it a try whilst we still try our hardest to raise enough for to go to America. We will keep you all updated on how it goes and of course let you know as soon as we know more. For now we are trying this to extend her time until we can get her to America.

Thank you so much from the bottom of my families and Aunties hearts, we are overwhelmed with the support we have got for her! Keep going we want her to see her children grow up

- Jenny (Heathers Niece)
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If you would like to help raise more money for my auntie, I have designed some Mothers Day cards that are professionally printed at £5 each, free 2nd class delivery and include envelopes. To purchase one head to www.jennywdesigns.com/store

All money raised of course goes to my aunties cause!

Quick before they're all gone!
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