Help Jodie battling cancer & paralysis

Jodie has had 2 rounds of aggressive chemotherapy and she’s currently undergoing radiotherapy. She was understandably devastated to lose her hair after having Chemotherapy last year & after growing it back for 8 months, she had to go through it all again! and sadly the second round of chemo was unsuccessful. 


Jodie’s story.

In January 2021 Jodie was loving life as any fit, healthy 25 year old would, planning her future with her boyfriend (Luke) looking at buying a house, getting married, and having children.
Within 24 hours her carefree life was turned upside down. She became paralysed from the waist down and was rushed into emergency surgery after an MRI scan showed signs of a tumour. She went through all of this alone because of Covid. Her boyfriend & family could only support her via FaceTime.
They operated immediately in an attempt to remove the tumour but they could not remove it all. Within 18 hours Jodie was paralysed from the waist down and diagnosed with an aggressive Osteosarcoma in her spine which she was later told had spread to her lungs.
Since the operation and diagnosis, Jodie has had to face decisions no 25-year-old (as she was then) should have to make. She was given the option of intensive chemotherapy or palliative care to keep her comfortable. The paralysis was an added complication that could make intensive chemotherapy life-threatening in itself. Jodie’s response “I’m not just giving up”.
Jodie used to cry at the slightest thing and yet throughout this battle she has shown more concern for her loved ones than for herself. When faced with the option to give up she chose to fight for her life. The list of pains, obstacles, and trauma is too large to comprehend let alone explain. It has been an arduous journey to say the least, BUT she will never give up. She is anxious and scared to undergo yet more Chemotherapy, but will face it head-on like she always does.
Getting through operations and paralysis are not the only obstacles. Living with paralysis requires a massive amount of adjustment to accept, mentally & physically. This is how you can help. Jodie can no longer work and Luke has given up his job to take care of her full time.
Jodie requires specialist physio sessions that are costing around £100-200 pounds per week, this is all self-funded and the funds to continue this have run out. These are a necessity to get Jodie independent and avoid further issues with her mobility.
Jodie is now 26 and Luke 28, they shouldn’t have financial burdens related to a life-changing disease whilst also approaching another chapter of Jodie’s journey back to health. Please, help Jodie with her independence & mobility so she can get back to living life.
Please donate towards helping our beautiful, inspirational Jodie get the best out of life that she can get.
Thank you for reading.

Organizer and beneficiary

Natalie Kaleta
Jodie Cox

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