Many of you will know my mum, Sue Gemmell, and will know what a truly loving, caring and kind woman she is. She has already been through so much heartbreak in her life, losing her son in a car accident and her grandson who was born sleeping. We as a family cannot lose our lovely Mum and Grandma.
Mum has just been diagnosed with Terminal Stage 4 Duodenal Cancer, which has unfortunately spread to her liver and numerous lymph nodes making it inoperable and incurable. The UK hospital have given her a poor prognosis of 6-12 months and with chemo prolonging it by 3-6 months if she can tolerate it which it seems she can’t, after a scary weekend thinking Mum was going to die in front of me after going into anaphylactic shock from a bad reaction to the chemotherapy, we now don’t know what her options are over here, there don’t seem to be many. We just can’t stand by and watch her die it’s so heartbreaking.
Having done a lot of research, we have found there are incredible breakthroughs being made including immunotherapy and integrative medicine, which are seeing previously 'incurable' cancers going into remission. We have been in contact with a clinic in Germany called the Hallwang Private Oncology clinic, which is leading the way in this. We have had the treatment offer for her first visit and round of treatment including tissue sampling etc which is £50,000 alone and depending on how she responds, more visits may be needed and costs may rise.
We are looking to raise the money for mum to go to the Hallwang and help go towards the costs of Mum’s treatment, to give her the best possible chance, not for cure but maybe remission and to prolong her life by years rather than months so she has longer with her family. Obviously this is why I am doing this fundraising page, we as a family are going to contribute everything we can to raise funds but unfortunately it is going to be nowhere near enough hence us asking for your help, so if you could find it in your hearts to donate whatever you can we will be eternally grateful.
All our love
Dee & Family xx
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