Help Save Debbie's Life

Desperate plea for a truly inspirational and brave serving police officer, please take time to read Debbie Hall’s story. Debbie has helped so many other cancer sufferers and now more than ever needs your help. Debbie currently has terminal cancer and despite some superb treatment from Christies Hospital, Manchester, UK she needs to raise funds for specialised Immunotherapy and potentially Proton Therapy. The nearest centre’s are in Germany. Debbie needs funding for the treatment, scans, medication, travel and the various after treatment follow-ups. It is estimated the cost will be the region of £75,000. Debbie has raised 10s of thousands for other cancer charities now let’s make a difference for her. 

(Lets Make a Difference Chairty Ball 2017 - Organised by Debbie)

Debbie was first diagnosed with breast cancer four days before starting her police service in January 2003, aged 32. Despite this huge set, back it did not deter her in pursuing her dream occupation in becoming a police officer. Debbie had already witnessed her mother’s brave fight against the disease. Debbie saw the care her mum received from the services of a local hospice the Eden Valley Hospice. Debbie took inspiration for the way the hospice cared for her mum and took it upon herself to take part in local events to raise money for the hospice and other local causes. Debbie did events such as a Coast-to-Coast Ride, Race for Life and arranged various charity nights. Debbie began to do voluntary work for McMillan Nurses where she acted as a “McMillian Buddy” providing support and advice to newly diagnosed cancer patients and support for their families. Debbie found this work extremely rewarding and was able to draw on her own experiences. Debbie continued to work tirelessly in raising awareness and donations. During her visits to the Police Treatment Centre at Auchterader, Debbie would visit local businesses with a view to highlighting Cancer Awareness and ask for donations towards prizes probably going against Doctors orders to rest. Debbie’s selflessness, determination and drive in her fight against cancer simply holds no limits. In 2010 Debbie organised her first annual charity “Ball” which over time has raised several thousand’s for Cancer Charities. 

(One of Debbies 5 Challenges !)

Debbie the Brave Following a mastectomy, reconstruction surgery and a course of radiotherapy and chemotherapy Debbie resumed her policing career in December 2003. In 2008 Debbie was tested for BRACA 2 gene which was found to be positive. Debbie underwent a further mastectomy and was informed that there was a very slim chance that the cancer would return. During 2015 Debbie began to feel lethargic and tired. Further tests revealed secondary cancers in Debbie’s bone and liver. Doctors told Debbie it was terminal and that without treatment she would have 3 – 6 months to live. Rather than sit back and allowing the cancer to win Debbie began to research the latest treatments and found a medical trial at Christies Hospital, Manchester. Apart from losing her hair, Debbie found the side effects of the new drugs less impacting and Debbie was able to return to work, initially in the control room and more recently as a problem-solving officer in a newly created multi agency hub. Debbie has continued with her charity work during her secondary cancer and set herself five challenges. Debbie has already undertaken a Skydive, Colour Run, and even invited to start a large local “Race for Life” race. Debbie has used her police profile to greatly assist cancer awareness and to help generate sponsorship for her various events. Debbie Inspires Women ! In July 2017, Debbie was awarded British Association of Women in Policing award in the “Inspirational to others” category. On accepting the award Debbie gave a passionate speech from her heart which received a standing ovation. 

(Debbie recieving her BAWP Inspirational Award from Chief Constable Dee Collins.)

(Debbie and fellow Met Officer Tracey Parker both nominated for Inspirational Award)

Please click on the link of video footage of Debbie at BAWP in 2017:

Debbie has 26 year old son, Martyn and a beautiful granddaughter, Skyla Rose, aged 4 years old. Debbie currently lives in Carlisle and is a serving police officer of the Cumbria Constabulary. Debbie is currently putting her house on the market and selling other assets to go towards the costs.  

(Debbie with Skyla Rose)

Current Medical Up Debbie currently has tumours in her liver as well as her bone. Debbie has taken part in several medical trials at The Chrisite’s Hospital, Manchester and initially the tumours had reduced in size. However shortly after Christmas 2017, further tests revealed the tumours had grown. Debbie again started having chemotherapy, however a blood infection prevented any further treatment for some time, following a blood transfusion Debbie has again began a new treatment of medication. Debbie’s recent decline and increases in tumour size has found her looking for new ways to treat her cancer. The best treatments can only be found outside the UK and Debbie now has limited time to be treated hence this appeal from this platform for financial assistance.

(Blood Transfusion Day !)

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Debbie Hall 
Cargo, North West England, United Kingdom
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