When Amy got diagnosed with Bowel Cancer in July 2018, it was a huge shock. But how she dealt with it definitely wasn't. After major operations and chemotherapy it was no surprise to any of us that she was given the all clear.
Unfortunately, however in July 2019 she was told that the cancer had returned in her lung and liver. Once again, not to be defeated, Amy started intense chemo and went through gruelling operations to successfully remove the tumour in her liver. Unbearably, the tumours in her lungs have been more stubborn and aggressive than anyone deserves them to be and in April she was told that the lung cancer would be classed as terminal, with around 12 months left to live.
Knowing there is not a cure, as ever, Amy has looked straight ahead at the next option in order to buy more time, which is to begin clinical trials. She will start in the next few weeks, but disappointingly, has learned that these trials will be intense, give awful side effects and will only buy her around another 4 months.
Cancer is a horrid disease, but we don't want Amy's next 15 months (and hopefully longer) to be. Amy would like to fit in as many fun activities and make as many lovely memories as she physically can in that time. While she has continued to work throughout her entire treatment, there will be a time when she isn't able to and, where possible, we don't want a lack of money to come in between her and experiences that mean so much.
So this where you kind and lovely people come in...! Amy has many ideas such as going to a festival to walking through a sunflower field ... and all the weird and wonderful that’s in between! If anyone would like to donate towards helping these experiences happen it would be wonderful and so, so appreciated.
Anyone who knows Amy is absolutely heartbroken, but we’re focusing on making the most of this precious time we have with our gorgeous girl.
Amy's safety is always paramount, so a lot of her requests will need special care and for us to think outside the box to ensure we can at least get as close to her dreams as possible. But Amy has a whole team behind her including her loving and devoted wife Zoe, wonderful family and amazing friends.
So let’s show this girl a bloody good time!
- Sadie Osborne
- Will Sear
- Tara Haycock
- Joan Kerr