I have always been a very private person and don't normally take to social media to post on matters, however i felt like this time it was an exception as it was the only way i could invisage achieving my goal of £50,000+ to get the urgent treatment i so desperately need.
The amount is dependent on how well i respond to treatments thus I'll know more as and when i get the results.
I may potentially need further treatments if i don't respond as well as i should. Heres hopefully A little brief insight into me and my journey and the reason im doing this.
For over 10+ years i have had ongoing health issues from pnuemonia, kidney/liver infections, gastro issues, auto immune diseases and whole host of other unexplained symptoms. With no cure on the NHS or a proper diagnosis my health gradually worsened culminating to sepsis end of 2017. This led my rheumatologist to delve deeper. Upon further investigation i was diagnosed with Lymphoma bulk disease feb 2018. The disease spread very quickly and i was given days to live. I began immediate treatment (chemotherapy) and luckily responded well. With that said the chances of me pulling through chemotherapy were very slim and thus became a primary concern for my consultants at the time and for the future. Had i not responded well or should the cancer return i would need to undergo a more aggressive form of chemotherapy and the concern then was/is whether i would make it through the treatment itself. As a result i was admitted into hospital and kept in isolation on constant IV antibiotics to prevent infection as was repeatedly rushed into resuscitation unit prepared to be resuscitated, i became so malnourished i was dripfed around the clock, bled fainted and needed blood transfusions and much more. All these complications stemmed from my past medical history. Nevertheless by the Grace of God i was granted the all clear in march 2019. However only 4 months later im now having to undergo cancer treatment abroad (a more manageable treatment not available on the NHS) which i cannot afford. Needless to say i was distraught and almost gave up. In a panic as to where i could turn or how i will even begin to raise the amount i need as despite mine and my familys best efforts we were not able to afford/raise the amount required. It wasn't until a friend suggested starting a fundraising page so i didnt hesitate to think twice and felt as time is of the essence i ought to take the leap of faith and appeal to the kind nature of everyone to help in anyway possible. Whether that be by simply sharing my link, offering words of support, a heartfelt prayer and ofcourse donating whatever little you can albeit a few pence to help me achieve my goal. I don't have words to express what it'll mean. Ill be forever grateful and indebted to your generosity.
Thank you once again.
- Rebecca Shaw
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- Maaria Khatri
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