Who am I and why am I fundraising?
My name is Vicky. I am 43 years old. I am married to Jim and we have two children, Amelia, 12 and Darragh, 7. 


I was diagnosed with cervical cancer in July 2014 and underwent an agressive regime of radiation and chemotherapy over a 5-week period. I have had almost 3 years cancer-free until I had a routine scan in November 2017 which showed a large mass of lymph nodes attached to my aorta which is inoperable. Because I have already received the maximum dose of radiation, I cannot have more radiation. And so,  my oncologists are only offering me palliative treatment. I have been given 12 months at the most with chemotherapy treatment and 6 months without treatment. 

I simply do not accept this prognosis and I am fighting with everything that I have in my power to live. I am researching clinical trials and alternative treatments and juicing, supplementing and following a strict alkaline diet at the moment to try to stop my cancer from spreading while I wait to be accepted onto a suitable trial. At the moment, I am waiting to find out if I will be accepted onto the followng clinical trial in Maryland, USA: US Clinical Trial Info This trial is my best chance of surviving. If I get accepted, I will be hoping to fly to the States in March.

I have fantastic family and friends who are doing everything within their power to help me out but we cannot do this alone. Neither I nor my family have enough funds to cover my treatment abroad which will probably run into hundreds of thousands. 


And so, I am pleading with everyone who takes the time to read my story to please donate whatever you can even it's only €10 to give me a fighting chance to watch my children grow up and enjoy the simple things in life that we all take for granted until we are faced with not being around to enjoy the little things. 

All I am asking for is a chance.

Thank you for clicking into my GoFundMe page,



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Vicky Phelan 
Limerick, Ireland
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