I am a single Mum with a rare cancer called Mycosis Fungoides. I have been battling along ok, chemo every week, spending as much time as I can with my boys but recently spent three weeks in hospital with uncontrolled high temperatures and it turns out, this was because the cancer has now moved into my bone marrow & lymph glands. A bone marrow transplant is still an option but unfortunately we have been unable to find a match. The odds are not what they were & it depends on how quickly I deteriorate before finding a donor & if I'm still well enough to have it done. There's no sugar coating here, I'm all out of treatment options & despite my determination to keep fighting, I'm needing a mirical.
Im not afraid of dying I just desperately don't want to leave my babies, they're so young, they won't remember me & I have nothing to leave them. I wish so much that I could secure their future with a family home, an education plan & not have to struggle financially especially after the trauma of losing their mother.
Many people have asked what can I do to help? Please, please look after my children, tell them stories of me & the laughter we shared & if you can contribute in any way please donate & help alleviate some of the financial stress from our lives. Furthermore if you could share & forward this page to your family & friends & ask if they will help too, anything is greatly appreciated.
And for me? If you are aged between 18 & 40 years old would you consider registering as a bone marrow donor? Initially it's a simple blood test & my Doctors are constantly checking the registrar for a match.
I struggled to put an amount as a goal on this page, I would have preferred to leave it blank & just be grateful that my boys will be looked after. How much do three boys need to get them through life? At the moment the most financial pressing issue is the need of a bigger car. With three car seats across the back seat, the need for someone to drive me to appointments, a carer & often my parents in tow we end up taking 2 vehicles wherever we go. My sister offered to have the twins over a weekend recently also & found they couldn't go anywhere as a family because they couldn't all fit in the car, so I guess this could be a starting point. When I pass away the bigger vehicle could go to family that will take the boys, which would help them out too. Just a thought, it's been hard asking for money & harder asking for a certain amount.....
Thankyou everyone for your love & support but especially for your love. Pray for us xx
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