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At the end of 2019 Heather noticed a swelling in her arm, after a few doctors visits, tests were carried out and they discovered she had Inflammatory Breast Cancer. No lumps, no other symptoms, just swelling. It's an aggressive cancer so chemo started pretty quickly, followed by a mastectomy. She fought a brave fight, kept positive, started her My Journey Facebook Page to raise awareness and share her story and, much to everyone's relief and delight, she was cleared of cancer by the summer of 2020.
However, when Heather started experiencing bad headaches a few months later, she went back to the doctors, and had to insist on further tests, which is when they discovered the cancer had gone to her brain and there was little they could do to help her except offer some palliative care.
Treatment has now stopped and Heather's doctors say she only has a few months left to live.
She will be leaving her husband, Dan, whom she married in 2018, and two young sons, Lewis and Marcus.
On behalf of Heather's family, we would like to raise money to help her in her final few months of life, and to help her boys after she's gone. If you are able to help, we would be very grateful.
Go Fund Me have asked me to provide information about myself, the poster of this fundraiser, which is as follows:
Who am I and where am I from:
My name is Amanda Barkham, I'm from Romford in Essex, recently moved to Wisbech in Cambridgeshire
My relationship to Heather:
I'm Heather's sister in law, I am married to Heather's older brother and I'm one of the Executors on Heather's Estate.
How will the donations be spent:
They will be given over to Heather and her family to help in the last few months of Heather's life and to help her boys after she's gone.
My plan for delivering the donations to Heather:
I will draw down the donations into my bank and transfer them to Heather.
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