Allie's Cancer Battle is Our Battle

Please help my amazing fiancée, Allie Hannah.  Read her story below in her own words.

Five years ago  I was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer that had spread to my lymph nodes. After twelve rounds of chemo, two surgeries, thirty blasts of radiotherapy and five years of lymphoedema massage and tamoxifen pill popping I was feeling pretty good. Through this horrific time, I went through a divorce (my ex had walked out 2 months before my diagnosis); but the upside was the kids and I gritted our teeth and managed, both my older children graduated from university and school with remarkable grades.  I am super proud of their strength and determination. I then settled into a new job at my local church and my younger children were thriving at school. I met a very old boyfriend, who became a new boyfriend who unexpectedly proposed to me last April, life was looking considerably rosy. Unfortunately, two months ago I was informed I now have stage 4 metastatic breast cancer which has spread to my liver; this is incurable. This absolute devastating news has shocked me and my family to the core. Informing my beautiful, wonderful, courageous children, my loves, my dear hearts, that mum has this disease again and this time I won’t beat it has brought me to my knees. In the silence at 3am I am sitting in the dark staring at nothing thinking of my children going through life without me. My plans for the future have all changed. My fiance, Jamie and I have cancelled the wedding we had planned for next year as I don't know if I will still be here, and if I am, I don't know what state I’ll be in. The new treatment to “prolong life” which leaves me exhausted, huge hormone injections piercing into my flesh, the weekly blood tests using tiny paediatric needles to enter into my shrivelled chemo damaged veins that refuse to give blood so I am stabbed over and over again in my arm, wrist, hand, finger and foot ...the daily tablets to “contain” the multiple tumours making me feel vile. The loss of appetite as well as the constant fatigue is exhausting. My God has felt my wrath and my faith has wavered. But when the shock subsides, you get a glimmer, a tiny glimmer of hope, a bubbling of anger, and now I’m on a mission, I sit here and think “no cancer, you are not taking me that easy, you will take me I know that, but I will fight you every step of the way” those closest to me are fighting this disease with me, it’s not just my death sentence, its theirs too.  We have looked at alternative therapies that the NHS cannot prescribe, proven therapies, hard therapies, expensive therapies but I will do anything to fight this body invasion for as long as I can. I have accepted that God gives crosses to those who can carry them and I certainly have my cross to bear. I have to hold onto all those dear to me for as long as I can; for as long as my treatment contains this cancer within me. 

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So, in order to help me stay with my children for as long as possible,  we have formulated a plan. A plan that involves enhancing the treatment I am getting on the NHS with additional medications from the Care Oncology Clinic London, an intensive course of intravenous vitamin C infusions in huge doses and a long course of Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy. The hope is that all of this will shrink my larger tumors and reduce their number to a level that would make me a potential candidate for Cyberknife treatment at the London Cyberknife centre or Proton Beam Therapy at Loma Linda University Cancer Centre in California. As you can imagine, these therapies are not available to me on the NHS and are therefore not cheap.
For those of you that know me well, you know that bearing my soul and asking for any help is something I am not used to, but I have to swallow my pride and humbly ask for help. The approximate treatment costs are as follows:
Care Oncology Clinic consultations and private prescriptions for one year: £1,400
High dose intravenous Vitamin C infusions at the Hill Medical Centre, London five days a week for three weeks: £4,000
Forty hours of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: £4,000
Cyberknife surgery at London Cyberknife Centre or Proton beam therapy at Loma Linda University California: £30,000

As with all cancer therapies, there are no guarantees. So if for any reason the preliminary treatments don't work and I don't turn out to be a candidate for Cyberknife or Proton beam treatment, any funds raised over and above what we spend will be spent making memories with my kids in the time I have left as well as donating to The Chartwell Unit at The Princess Royal Hospital that treats me. I understand that it’s a huge ask but please donate anything you can to help me reach my target and give me and my deserving kids some hope that I’ll be around for a while longer. Thank you for any support you can give, much love ❤️


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Jamie Wiles 
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Orpington, Greater London, United Kingdom
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