Astryd's Brain Tumor Removal

Astryd has been diagnosed with a brain tumor and has been given pretty good odds of recovery and her quality of life returning to normal should the mass be removed (I have included a photo of the display of the MRI and highlighted the mass with a red circle).

The total cost of the treatment is going to be around £6000.

The reason I have asked for the sum of £800 is to prevent us from taking on any debt to cover the costs as we could not afford the repayments at this time and the need for treatment is urgent. Estimates from the vet give Astryd three weeks before surgery must be carried out to reduce the risks significantly. The proximity of the growth to a blood vessel only enforces the urgency. Any excess funding will help with post operative rehabilitation.

Astryd is a loving girl full of sass, compassion and an equal degree of wit and stubbornness. The tumor affects her balance and carries a risk of her passing suddenly, without warning due to the area of the brain that the tumor is pressing against. 

£4000 of the costs has been covered by my fiance, using up all of her savings. She doesn't wok due to her condition and my modest income covers household expenses and doesn't leave room for much else without careful planning. I have no savings myself due being on a low income for most of my adult life. This has changed but not significantly or soon enough to accrue any savings. I do however have assets I am parting with to make up as much of the gap as possible.

I'm due to inherit a considerable sum from my late grandmother (whom passed 04/01/18) and due to the reasons I am told by the executor, I will not be seeing a penny for "some considerable time". Astryd doesn't have the luxury of time.

I pledge to refund all donations when I get my inheritance. Or if you chooses, instead of a refunding you, I will donate the money to the Blue Cross. In addition, I will also donate £800 of the inheritance to the Blue Cross.

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Chesterfield, East Midlands, United Kingdom
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