A time of up's and down's but Imogen's strength is as resolute as ever despite daily discomfort and challenges.
In addition to all the extraordinary events held more are being announced.
SPRING AWAKENING was a show Imogen produced in 2009, guiding the show and its young cast on their journey. An anniversay concert is being staged on Sunday 02 June at Victoria Palace Theatre with proceeds going directly to Imogen and her family.
Big Book Swap
Organised by Carly, Imogen's Step Sister.
Faversham Musical Theatre Choir Concer
Imogen's Mum, Barbara, and sister Camilla sing with this wonderful choir.
Step Challenge @ Top to Toe Fitness in Faversham
Organised by Charlotte, Imogen's trainer
Fashion Sale Fundraiser
Organised by Aysha, friend and colleague
Oscar's Big Bike Ride - 10 miles along Brighton Seafront
Organised by Oscar, age 4.5 - Imogen's Godson
Imogen is a cherished mother, wife, sister, daughter, cousin, godmother, aunty and friend. A theatre producer. And more recently, a Warrior.
Loving, tenacious, courageous, loyal, hilarious, fun, passionate, inspirational, positive, feisty, determined, bright, generous, brave, mighty, irrepressible, creative, caring, fabulous, compassionate, gracious, strong, fierce, resilient….quite simply, extraordinary. Simply the Best.
These are not just my words but those chosen by her friends.
We know, her army of friends, that through our own highs and lows Imogen is always there. Now it’s our turn to be here for her and her equally extraordinary family - her husband George and their children, Arthur, Orson and Audrey.
Imogen was diagnosed with Stage 4 Bowel Cancer in March 2022 at the age of 42, after 6 months of having her symptoms dismissed by doctors. When the cancer was discovered it had progressed to her liver and treatment options were limited due to a KRAS mutation in her cancer cells. She has undergone 16 rounds of brutal chemotherapy, a high dose course of radiotherapy on her bowel, and a liver resection. However, just 4 weeks after her operation the cancer began to grow back and she is now deemed inoperable and incurable by the NHS. She began targeted therapy in July this year with the aim to stabilise her cancer but she found out last week that this treatment has also failed and she has had progression in her liver with new lesions in her lung. The NHS have offered one more tablet that may extend her life by a few more months but due to the aggressive nature of her cancer there is only a very small chance this tablet will work.
After 18 months of toxic treatments that have given her some debilitating side effects she travelled to Mexico at the end of October for a non-toxic therapeutic approach with the aim to reboot and reset her immune system and destroy the cancer stem cells. She is being led by an integrative practitioner/ ex-oncologist to guide her through all the treatments, possible clinical trials and opportunities worldwide specific to treating advanced bowel cancer and her KRAS mutation.
Her cancer is agressive and she is now combining her non-toxic therapy with an NHS drug called Lonsurf, which she hopes to combine with a private treatment, Avastin, which is only possible due to the funds raised to date.
Throughout her journey on this deeply unfair, cruel and aggressive disease she has been, unsurprisingly, extraordinary.
This is the beginning of the next chapter of her and her family’s life.
Please give and do what you can.
We will continue to share her news and information about all fundraising activites.
Imogen reminded me recently of one of her mottos: Minimum Input, Maximum Joy.
Well it’s time for Maximum Input from us, for their Maximum Joy.