Hope For Gemma
You may of noticed that we have increased our target from the original £60k to £90k. This decision was taken because we are concerned that Gemma’s treatment might go on for longer than originally planned and the aftercare might not be covered on the NHS and as we are in the process of registering ‘Hope of Gemma’ as a charity any residual funds will automatically be transferred to that bank account One of the aims of the charity might be to provide aftercare for the welfare of cancer patients post chemo.
Registering as a charity enables us to operate Gift Aid which means we can claim an extra 25p for every £1 donated and this. will not cost the donator any extra. It also encourages larger companies and other charities to back us, these entities are often unable to donate to the benefit of one individual but many. Gemma is keen to ensure this appeal helps others in their fight against cancer, we hope you agree with us and continue to help us.
We really appreciate the amazing amount raised through events and donations and hope you will continue to support our cause enabling us to continue to help Gemma with her treatment and aftercare.
When making a donation you can opt for a charitable percentage this can be changed to £0 by choosing the option other ...My friend is a wife and mother of 3, her eldest son Jack is 20, Alfie 13 and her baby girl born through IVF is just 3 years old named Hope.
Her journey began over 6 months ago, visiting her GP complaining of stomach and upper back pain. She was told it was gastric!
She asked the GP on several occasions if it could be her kidney liver or pancreas as that was the area the pain was located, she was told no WITHOUT investigation or any scans.
Nearly 3 months later she went back as the pain had drastically increased, again they presumed it was gastric, they made her an appointment for an endoscopy to check for a stomach ulcer.
She had this procedure and they found nothing in her stomach. A week before this procedure she had been to A&E as the pain affected her so much she was being physically sick and passing out. They failed to carry out any tests just sent her home with stronger pain relief. On the 21st May we rushed her to A&E whilst Hubbie looked after the children. Again they wanted to let her go with only a blood test but we refused to go and they admitted her.
On the Wednesday she had a ultrasound scan they found nothing and wanted to send her home again and again we refused as we knew she could not leave it at that.
She demanded a CT scan this was done and the following morning she was told they found a 9.5 cm hard mass on the tail end of her pancreas, we were devastated. She remained very positive and decide to call this tumour ‘Percy the pain in Gemma’s pancreas’.
After a few days she had a Cat Scan and at her consultants meeting a week later told that the cancer was inoperable and spread to her liver. They told us all that she had just a few months without Chemo or extended life expectancy of 9-12 if her body accepted the treatment.
We have been raising awareness on Facebook to try to encourage others not to accept the NHS brush off and take any concerns further because if her GP had taken my pains more seriously and not tried masking them with painkillers it may not have spread!
Through constant sharing to raise awareness we have been contact by a lady who’s husband has the same cancer as Gemma and his has also spread to his liver, he was written off by the NHS and told that the 3 Chemo treatments were not working and they were only willing to fund a further 3. They also went a similar road trying to get the press involved, trying to raise awareness and she too was contacted by a party receiving amazing treatment in Istanbul. In short they transferred their treatment to the same clinic and are having fabulous results via the Keto diet, oxygenising the blood, and extreme heat mass, followed by Chemo.
Essentially, they use the diet to stop feeding the cancer cells with carbs or sugars, use oxygen and heat which cancer cells hate and when the cancer cells believe they are being starved of sugar they inject a small amount of insulin to bring them back out then blast them with Chemo.
Her husbands cancer count has dropped from 5000 to 2900 in just two sessions.
My friend needs £60k + to complete the treatment and would need to live for 5-6 months in Turkey to benefit. As a family along with some superb friends we are doing everything possible to raise this money!
Gemma’s babies need their mummy and her mother needs her only daughter and very best friend here for the longest time. Please, please help us, any donation would be so appreciated and help a family benefit from extended life.
Please keep sharing and donating ..gemmas children need her and we need her ..Thank you to everyone that has donated you don't know how much it means to us x