Hi, I'm Anne, and I'm fundraising for my cousin Natalie. Natalie is 39, has been a 'tomboy' for as long as I can remember (so I'm taking great pleasure in sharing a picture of her in a dress!) She has always been obsessed with football, sports and is a huge West Ham United fan. Unfortunately, the last year has been a horrendous year for Nat.
Nat started getting toothache in January 2021. She could not get in to see a dentist, and the Doctor just kept giving her antibiotics and painkillers. He told her over the phone to see a dentist. She finally got to see a dentist in June 2021; he took X-rays and said she needed four teeth out gave her more antibiotics. (We have now seen the x-ray, and you can see the tumour). He did not notice it. They took the teeth out at the end of June, and the dr took samples.
In September, she got a call to see a specialist in Portsmouth who just asked, "what's your worst-case?". Nat said "cancer". The Specialist said, "yep, that's what you have", and sent them home with a booklet!
Went back to the oncologists, who told Nat that she has a tumour in her upper mouth, sinus, eye, and nose. It's an extremely rare, aggressive tumour called CARCINOMA OF THE SINUS. She is stage 4 incurable. The oncologists decided that they couldn't attempt to cut it out as it would be too dangerous, and Nat would potentially lose her eye, nose and upper palate.
Nat is now on chemo to give her more time. When chemo stops, it will all grow back aggressively.
Nat was lucky enough to be able to marry the love of her life at the end of December, but she has one more wish. She wants to see West Ham United play! As Natalie's immune system is compromised from the chemo and cancer, she can't sit in the stands with the rest of the fans and would need to go in the slightly more isolated box. Her mum, Gill, and I are contacting charities to see if we can make this happen (it's surprising how few there are to help adults wishes come true)
So here we are, seeing if we can raise the money ourselves. We want to make Natalie's wish come true.
We would be so grateful for every penny donated and for every share of this post.