Claire's Conquering Cancer Fund

£14,354 of £67,000 goal

Raised by 178 people in 26 months
I have battled cancer since 2008 and my aim is to conquer it.

In 2008 I had a lumpectomy, and underwent chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

In 2012 the cancer returned, I had a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery utilising muscle from my back.

In November 2015 I began feeling very ill, but was determined to have a birthday and Christmas day. In the middle of January I had a scan.

I was given 6-months to live.

The cancer had spread extensively to my left breast, throughout my lymphatic system, and into bones, liver and lungs. In September 2016 the cancer had spread into my spine and skull.

After getting over the shock factor, I decided I may as well die now if I was going to live in this negative bubble. I therefore pulled on every ounce of self preservation and energy to regain and carry on living life in a positive way, believing wholeheartedly that how I lived day to day, along with my lifestyle would affect and shape my future healing.

Upon arriving at the Hallwang, my friend Jayne – who travelled with me – was told I had days to live. I was in and out of deep consciousness, I couldn’t walk, could not talk, was unable to feed myself and I was praying and pleading throughout the night to die to be relieved from the excruciating pain.

I was taken to the airport in a friend’s VW camper and flown to Germany via an air ambulance with a nurse onboard constantly monitoring me and my worsening health. An ambulance picked me up in Stuttgart and transported me to the Clinic – although I have no recollection of this journey whatsoever.

I do not know what the Clinic did upon my arrival, however I survived.

I was told my liver needed a lot of specialist treatment and at the clinic I received numerous treatments (at least 5) that were all tailored and customised to my exact needs. My pain was quickly brought under control and I have been able to live in a pain-free state since.

Several weeks after receiving the news about my cancer spreading, I was unable to walk without aid and in the weeks leading up to me being admitted to the Hallwang Clinic I was completely bedbound and reliant on constant care. Within 11-days at the Hallwang, I was receiving immunotherapy treatments, and shortly after I walked down the corridor using walking sticks.

The Clinic works to boost your whole immune system, protecting, supporting and enhancing it, and updating the tailored programme and treatments on a daily basis after reviewing the comprehensive blood test results from the day before.

The clinic provides 3 –meals a day, all freshly prepared, extremely healthy, organic, and focused towards a cancer nutrition protocol while avoiding sugar.

I have eaten well for 10-years, I am single, and my work has been a real focus in my life.

I previously walked approximately 100-miles a month with my dog, Maggie.

I am a hard-working Yorkshire lass from a very normal upbringing. My goal is to conquer my so-called terminal diagnosis, and then invest my energy and time in ensuring that other people going through a similar story to me know about this treatment. This is about being hopeful and not hopeless, and ultimately that we must get this treatment available in the UK and further afield.
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Claire wants to wish everybody the happiest of New Years, thank all those unconditionally who have donated so far to enable her to have life-saving treatment, and say that she is starting 2017 in a much different position than she did in January 2016. Hope is very much back on the table.

For those who are sat thinking advanced cancer is a killer, it doesn't have to be this way.

She is surviving from the immunotherapy treatments she has had at the Hallwang Clinic, is on her way to recovery from the four-and-a-half weeks of treatment she has had so far.

This treatment needs to be available throughout the world.

Claire hopes, with the assistance of continued funding, she will be able to conquer the cancer and return to the fullest of health.
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£14,354 of £67,000 goal

Raised by 178 people in 26 months
Created October 13, 2016
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