Sophie's Cancer Battle

My name is Mike. I have been a Manufacturing Engineer for the past 20 years and a Wedding Photographer for the past 10 years. Naturally I'm always looking for a solution, be it for Engineering or better lighting in my photography. My wife, Sophie has been diagnosed with Stage 4, Grade 3 Colon Cancer. She has also had genetic testing confirming she has a gene mutation known as BRAF v600e - CRC. This means the cancer can rapidly spread and if left untreated will take over within a matter of months.

I am currently campaining for my wife to raise funds for alternative treatments. These are known as Immunotherapies. They work the same way as vaccines for polio, for example. They target specific cancer cell proteins to allow the immune system to recognise and fight the cancer with your body's own defences. Currently Sophie is receiving Chemotherapy. As many people know, or may not, Chemo works in an attempt to kill off everything, weakening your immune system and leaving you susceptible to infection which in turn many patients succumb to the disease. Please read our story and help me find the solution to save my wife. She is the centre of mine and my children's world.


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Sophie Umhofer 
Kenilworth, West Midlands, United Kingdom
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