Please help me to help my best friend

Here goes....my name is Stephanie and I'm asking for any help possible.
So I cant believe I'm writing this but as of 3 weeks ago we received the news that my wonderful friend Lesley has a tumour that is compressing her spine.  In a short space of time this has taken her mobility and gave her other health concerns along the way. The gut puncher of this is that Lesley was supposed to go for tests, MRIs ect back in March and these were put off due to covid 19. Fast forward to today the 16th of October and my dear friend is barely able to walk and is now having to apply for a wheelchair. She is still no further forward with a diagnosis, the only thing we do is with the rate of deterioration in her condition the tumour is growing, in fact she hasn't even received contact from anyone to say what is the next step and indeed what it actually is compressing her spine! Lesley has always worked, mainly in the equine industry and is where I first met her and instantly clicked with her around 8 years ago. She has, like many of us faced some really hard challenges in life, I would say more so than a lot of folk that I know and she picks herself up every time and keeps moving forward. This time she needs some help moving forward, quite literally. Lesley's drive and determination comes from her main loves in life her children, granddaughter, loved ones and her animals every single one of them she puts first, including me when I'm struggling with my long term chronic illness.  She would give her last to anyone and I'm not asking for your last but if you have anything spare to help me reach my target, a target put in place to help pay for alternative treatments and holistic therapy to help Lesley start fighting this horrific condition that has stolen her life from her within a matter of months. With this condition she has had to abruptly stop working so loss of income is a big stress in her life just now and as well as alternative therapy giving her a financial cushion so she can focus her energy into getting better. I cant wait on the NHS to find out what we're fighting because even common sense tells you a tumour on the spine is serious so with being pro active and implementing the alternative therapies, changing diet, relieving the stress of money worries I'm hoping this will give her the head start in defeating whatever this is on her back.  The 6000 pound target is also to look at getting her a mobility scooter so she can get out and get back to her beloved nature and give her something to nourish her mind. I've managed to start her alternative treatment already with some savings I had, so we have started I just need some help getting her the rest of the way. The money will give me at least 6 months of alternative treatments and help with giving her pain relief and quality of life. And hopefully in the near future we will know exactly what we're dealing but, with these funds, we can at least be prepared and start doing things now. Her daughter Abby and son Jamie lost their Dad at the start of lockdown so to say they've had a tough run is an understatement but with the birth of Jamie's baby daughter Bella its gave them all a lift. Please help me give my friend the best chance of a good life, after all,  she has absolutely everything to live for!! And I know she would be the first to help anybody else suffering like she is. Thank you for taking the time to read her story.

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Stephanie Wharrie 
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Motherwell, Scotland, United Kingdom
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