Keep Holly Healthy And “HAPPY”( USA drug trial).

Holly Kennedy , my friend - needs help. She’s a new Mum of a little boy was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer ( very aggressive and fast growing breast cancer) in December 2016 at age 32. She found her lump whilst breast feeding. I am Olive O Sullivan Registered Nurse In Cork ( I now restore eyebrows on people who lost them , by microblading in Clonakilty, West Cork)- I am the fund manager . Holly Kennedy is from Dublin . Holly featured my business in the first edition her Happy magazine , and I went from being busy to SUPER BUSY as a result. It is pay back time for me- hence this fundraiser. I do not get paid, or receive the funds - they are directed into her account directly by Stripe- the payment partners of Go Fund Me. We have Holly’s iBan if you prefer to do this rather than Go Fund Me- just reach out through this page . Happy Magazine ( her magazine ) is the resource she longed for when she was going through her own treatment - the tool to show her how you can still be happy, even during cancer. Holly created the magazine to distribute to anyone with cancer FOR FREE, and it was published every 3 months, with fabulous interviews from the likes of Brian Kennedy, Domini Kemp etc. Holly had a relapse In summer 2019, with the cancer now in her liver, lungs and bones. A pharmaceutical company called CYTODYN in USA may have a breakthrough treatment for triple neg cancer- the drug is called LERONLIMAB. It has been fast tracked for approval , Holly tested and has scored very well for a good response. They have invited Holly to USA for the trial, and have paid for the initial flight and hotel for the first consultation. She left June 16 2020 for three days, and is now home. However they require her to fly out for assessment every 2 months, flights/accommodation/food/transportation/phone credit will not be covered after her first trip . This will be ongoing for on whole year- the length of the trial. Holly will be expected to travel back and forth to USA every 2 months thereafter for monitoring. Travel may not be possible for too much longer depending on the cancer and how she is feeling , so she is trying to get her hospital involved in bringing the trial drug here to Irish patients. Holly says a GO FUND ME would be a massive help with her ongoing treatment expenses and to help fund ongoing expenses for this trial . Holly does not have health insurance. Holly can not work , and her husband has had to become her main carer for her AND their little boy . ( there are updates to be inserted here - I will do them at the weekend). She is fighting to live as long as is possible for her husband Derek and her little boy. Holly has produced Irelands FIRST Cancer Journal , a beautiful journal/plan for ALL oncology patients, or to give as a gift to anyone who has had a recent diagnosis. Your donations will help a new mother best attempts for her survival for her little boy. As you know , €18 wouldnt even get her the diesel to Dublin airport, and I cant do this alone. I need help....and lots of it. Either this or purchase the journal from her site www.happymagazine.ie for yourself or a friend. What we need is HUGE, €60k and I cant do it alone, but collectively if you forfeited your coffee we can do....yip we can ...... Any donation, ANYTHING at all would help HUGELY - even just a €5. Helen Cody dress designer has donated a couture bespoke dress for raffle, to the value of €2500- anyone who donates €50 min from July 2 is in with a chance of winning . The draw is July 12. For transparency we have directed all funds directly into Hollys account. Before you donate, please know, that the funds are not refundable, and should Hollys circumstances change- her husband Derek will manage the balance as he sees fit. We have contacted The President, National Lottery, several high profile people to share. If you can think of anyone we may have missed, please , we welcome input. Finally, we have Holly’s iBan if you prefer to do this rather than Go Fund Me- just reach out . Oh, last thing... if you can’t help - can you share this post ? That’s free and would help immensely. We have a hashtag , #hollystrial. It is a trial in many more ways than just one , and the hashtag Holly liked. If you use it , it will promote trending . So if you use it in each share , we will get it trending quite quickly . #hollystrial. Sending you love and light in deep gratitude.

Donations

  • Richard Murray 
    • €50 
    • 1 hr
  • Celine Kellegher  
    • €50 
    • 3 hrs
  • Thomas Bell 
    • €20 
    • 16 hrs
  • Helena Kennedy doyle 
    • €20 
    • 21 hrs
  • Dennis Hom 
    • €100 
    • 2 d
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Organizer and beneficiary

Olive O'Sullivan 
Organizer
Holly Kennedy 
Beneficiary
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