Louise's Gift Of Time

£30,444 of £160,000 goal

Raised by 599 people in 10 months
Thank you for reading our story, a story that I never ever wanted to have to write…
Our Louise – if you’ve met her, I am sure you will remember her – she is the most truly amazing person, a mother, sister, daughter, aunty, granddaughter, and friend. A smile – so big and so strong, an infectious distinctive laugh that can only bring you joy.
Louise was diagnosed with grade 2B cervical cancer March 2016. Never missed a smear test. She visited her GP several times over several months – he dismissed her concerns as hormonal after the birth of baby Jude. Finally after a private scan, she was diagnosed and Chemo and radio therapy followed. Months of gruelling treatment she completed her treatment in July 2016, they weren’t talking treatable they were talking curable. The next hurdle arrived, after she discovered a lump in her neck while waiting for the results of her initial treatment – more CT scans, bloods test revealed our worst nightmare the cancer had spread and they had now said it was incurable. Shortly before Christmas she completed her next round of radiation. Things seemed to be looking up, then early in January she was told no progression and things looked stable. Louise’s condition has deteriorated she is now very poorly,  There is progression with the tumor growth and  now no other options available under the NHS. She had to undergo surgery for a Nephrostomy as the tumor was restricting her kidney function, and embolization to two arteries due to haemorraging.
37 years old, with three beautiful boys Joseph (12), Mateo (10) and baby Jude (22months) – she isn’t ready to leave her boys, and we are not ready either. We need your help. We have explored every treatment possibe - as any desperate family would and were introduced to a private treatment called immunotherapy – it is our last, and only hope. There is nothing else left. The treatment is expensive, but we will do anything we can to give her that chance, the chance of more life, more time, more love.

So far we have raised the funds to get Louise Started with her immunitherapy. Today she flew to Germany to a private clinic where she has started the initial treatments. They have ran in depth tests on her tumor and designed a treamtent plan to suit her needs. The almost £90K we have raised so far is enough to pay for her initial 7 days of treatment, and the next lot- 3 weeks later. She will then have two more follow up treatments again 3 weeks later but we need to raise the funds for these and her future treatment.


From being told 'there is nothing more we can do' which is what we have been told here in the Uk, to talk of possible remission in Germany, we need to fight this all the way...and we need your help...

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Please, please share our page, we need to fundraise as much as we can to support Louise as quickly as possible.

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Its been a little while since our last update...but World cancer day seemed appropriate to catch up with you all.

Its been a difficult few months for Louise and us all. Shes been unwell with various infections, a fall, and issues with her Nephrostomy bag. Louises latest scan showed disease progression so its back to Germany for a revised treatment plan.

Louise is currently back in Germany at the Private clinic, where she is receiving treatment to fight further progression. Her 3 week treatment plan is costing £121,000 euros.

We have, to date been overwhelmed with everyone's love and support and continue to do so. We have some fundraisers in the next few weeks but obviously the treatment cost now greatly outweighs the fundraising. Please continue to share our story and keep Louise in your prayers.

Louises Loving family.
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''Wow so it's a year since I was told that my cancer was now incurable, what a journey it has been. I don't know what the future holds but for now there is a future and if it wasn't for all you amazing people supporting me I don't think I would be here now. You have given me life and extra time and you have given that to my children and family too and I can honestly say there is nothing greater you can give someone so thank you and I hope you all keep supporting me so we can keep this treatment going and keep me going xxxx''

Louise


Louise had her 3rd treatment in London on Friday. Shes been a little poorly recently with various infections but we continue to keep strong as a family, and positive in our hearts. The cost of the immunotherapy in London is £5000, which we have to pay every 3 weeks. We are always looking for fundraising ideas and events, please get in touch if you can help! And as always, from the bottom of our hearts we thank you all for your continued Love and support.

Team G
Joe, Mateo and Jude
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Update from Louise:
MILESTONE ALERT: mateo starts secondary school and I got to be a part of that because of everything you guys have done to raise money and give me time with my boys. One milestone I dream of is seeing Jude start school now that's a couple of years away so need to stay strong and keep travelling this path

12 September 2017:

Today Louise has travelled down to London to meet with a doctor about having her Immunotherapy treatment here in the uk. The reality is, we simply can not sustain the cost of the treatment in Germany, She has currently cut her treatment to every 6 weeks instead of 3 due to cots, its to early to say how this is effecting the treatment. I know Louise has exhausted all options and been turned down many times on her search to find a Dr here willing to treat her, but fingers crossed today goes well!
Louise continues to be stable, shes feeling a little under the weather at present due to an infection, hopefully just another hurdle for her to overcome, as she has done every time.
We continue to feel so very loved and thankful for the continued love and support of both friends and strangers, please continue to share, and spread the love in whatever way you can.

Louises Loving family
#teamg




Joe, Mateo and Jude
BBC radio Leicester
Teo proudly wearing his new footbll kit
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Its Been a busy few weeks for Team G so its time for a well earned update! We have some amazing news to share, Louise recently had a CT Scan which shows the Cancer in her Lungs, Neck and underarm has GONE! Her cervical tumor remains, but it stable, but these results are breath-taking and show that the treatment is working!

The difference this has made to Louises life is unbelievable. She has for the first time in a long time, been able to participate in every day things, her childrens Football and school events, and this week is enjoying a week away in the UK...Something 6 months ago we never thought possible.

So far we have raised an amazing £119,000, with a further £80,000 of Louises own money being used on top. In order to continue with Louises treatment we need to continue to raise funds to help to do so.

We have had some great national press coverage this week, and the fundraising continues, with everything from Wing Walks to Afternoon Tea!

Thank you all for your continued Love and Support.

Teamg

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Chris Panico
5 months ago
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I was happy to make this donation. I wanted to add that I found out about this cause from Chloe Bennet. Chloe actually changed my life in a major way. After a severe leg injury, I underwent numerous surgeries,received hardware in my leg and developed a permanent nerve disorder known as CRPS/RSD. Something that Chloe said in an interview inspired me to keep fighting through the pain and in turn really changed my life. I wanted to take this opportunity to both help a worthy cause and say thank you to Chloe for making such a major difference in my life.

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Dawn Maier
5 months ago
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I didn't think to leave this in my comments blank, but I as well as the rest of the Indiana/Midwest cosplay community lost a good friend over the summer to chronic illness as well. No one should go before their time, when there's still so much to see and do. So my donation isn't a whole lot, but it's what I can do right now, and Will, this is also for you, whereever you are out there in the beyond.

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Chris Panico
5 months ago
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Also, I forgot to add in my other comment that if I can help this cause in any other way, please let me know through Twitter @chris_panico.

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Vivienne Okeefe
6 months ago
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Our love goes out to you.. We need to look at the NHS when sports personalities can take a wage like they do.....What's wrong with our country... God bless you and your family. Big hugs to you from us. The O'keefes.

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Shirley Rook New
15 days ago

Louise and all your loving family,thank you for all the help you have given us over the years.Another donation sent with our love and good wishes.Keep strong xx

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Kate Stargazer
3 months ago

£51 raised by First Barrow Brownies holding a 'Brownies Got Talent's event.

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Maureen Brown
5 months ago

I lost my beautiful daughter, Tracy aged 39, to cancer 4 years ago, she left behind 4 children so I know first hand the devastation this disease inflicts on every-one involved so please find it within your-self to help this young lady fulfil her dream of seeing her children grow up and donate to her cause, every penny counts, for the price of a bar of chocolate you could help make a difference, think about it and give.

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Vicky Gilmartin
5 months ago

Hey Hun I am sure you have looked into all options. But my friend could access certain treatments in Scotland that she could not access here and so went to live up there and is thankfully living a happy and sustained life style. I hope you guys find a wonderful sustainable lifestyle where you get to see your children grow xx All our love to you and your family angel xx

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G. S.
10 days ago

Please, fight and live!

DW
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Dawn Woolerton
11 days ago

My daughter was recently told she is in remission. We can't imagine what you're going through. Wishing you all the luck in the world xx

ST
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Sarah Twist
12 days ago

Wishing you all the best! Will do what I can to help x

Chris Panico
5 months ago
2
2

I was happy to make this donation. I wanted to add that I found out about this cause from Chloe Bennet. Chloe actually changed my life in a major way. After a severe leg injury, I underwent numerous surgeries,received hardware in my leg and developed a permanent nerve disorder known as CRPS/RSD. Something that Chloe said in an interview inspired me to keep fighting through the pain and in turn really changed my life. I wanted to take this opportunity to both help a worthy cause and say thank you to Chloe for making such a major difference in my life.

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Dawn Maier
5 months ago
2
2

I didn't think to leave this in my comments blank, but I as well as the rest of the Indiana/Midwest cosplay community lost a good friend over the summer to chronic illness as well. No one should go before their time, when there's still so much to see and do. So my donation isn't a whole lot, but it's what I can do right now, and Will, this is also for you, whereever you are out there in the beyond.

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Chris Panico
5 months ago
1
1

Also, I forgot to add in my other comment that if I can help this cause in any other way, please let me know through Twitter @chris_panico.

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Vivienne Okeefe
6 months ago
1
1

Our love goes out to you.. We need to look at the NHS when sports personalities can take a wage like they do.....What's wrong with our country... God bless you and your family. Big hugs to you from us. The O'keefes.

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Shirley Rook New
15 days ago

Louise and all your loving family,thank you for all the help you have given us over the years.Another donation sent with our love and good wishes.Keep strong xx

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Kate Stargazer
3 months ago

£51 raised by First Barrow Brownies holding a 'Brownies Got Talent's event.

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Maureen Brown
5 months ago

I lost my beautiful daughter, Tracy aged 39, to cancer 4 years ago, she left behind 4 children so I know first hand the devastation this disease inflicts on every-one involved so please find it within your-self to help this young lady fulfil her dream of seeing her children grow up and donate to her cause, every penny counts, for the price of a bar of chocolate you could help make a difference, think about it and give.

+ Read More
Vicky Gilmartin
5 months ago

Hey Hun I am sure you have looked into all options. But my friend could access certain treatments in Scotland that she could not access here and so went to live up there and is thankfully living a happy and sustained life style. I hope you guys find a wonderful sustainable lifestyle where you get to see your children grow xx All our love to you and your family angel xx

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