I am going to sky dive and heights and planes are my biggest fear!!
(There is Me, Darren & our Daughter) to stay in America for the treatment I desperately need I was a normal typical mum, working full time as a carer, taking care of family life at home and suddenly everything just completely changed for me and my family... In August 2020 we was given the news that I had been diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma this is a Rare tissue disease found in only 1% of the adult population. My tumour was/is aggressive and once spread will be completely incurable. The Doctor described this as a ticking bomb and once it goes off there isn’t any going back. Chemotherapy was put into place but we have been advised that this is not shrinking the cancer enough. All chemotherapy has now come to a halt. This has already caused me to loose all of my hair, my mobility is limited, nothing much is the same as it was before chemotherapy started. It took so much away from me. The next step is complete reconstructive and disfigurement surgery with a minimum of 12 hours on the table, with bones from my leg replacing bones in my face that will need to be removed. Now this surgery isn’t 100% BUT he said it’s our only go at it. ONE chance. As my cancer is tissue there is no guarantee that they could remove it all in the one go but it’s the best thing to TRY... ZERO GUARANTEE THAT THEY CAN SAVE ME. Next up is radiotherapy, they say they won’t do this until my surgery has been done and yet again we only have ONE CHANCE. They won’t do radiotherapy before surgery as they say I don’t have the time to wait around. BUT if we start radiotherapy to reduce my tumour size not only will the healing time give me chance to get to America for my alternative treatment but it will also give me hope that they won’t have to do such a big reconstruction to my face.. But after all this treatment talk he tells us.. Make memories.. Write my bucket list.. Now I have 100000 questions still to ask so please understand that im giving you my complete understanding of it as it is today. And I will post updates every time something changes. But I can’t stop at this, I can’t just accept that I have LESS THAN 50% chance at living. After doing hours, days, weeks of research I have found ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS (CLINICAL TRAILS - PHOTON BEAM THERAPY - IMMUNOTHERAPY - The list in endless. But they are in USA. MD ANDERSON THE #1 CANCER HOSPITAL IN THE WORLD It’s something that just simply cannot be afforded by me or my family. But it’s also my LIFE LINE. I may be catching at straws trying to raise this money but i will try ANYTHING TO SAVE MY LIFE. I don’t want to write a bucket list, I want to be around to watch my girl grow up, marry the man of my dreams & live a healthy life. I just need your help to get me there We are awaiting exact costs of my medical treatment over there but we do know that to live and fly over to America will already cost us THOUSANDS! I couldn’t ever put into words the pain me and my family feel right now, my fate lies in other peoples hands but your help will give me the BEST OF THE BEST Don’t worry if you can’t donate just help us to get my story out there please. GET ME AND MY FAMILY TO AMERICA!!!
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