Lucy Ling Yu Medical fund

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My Name is David Yuan Cao , I am married to Lucy and we have two kids (Xin 16 and Emily 8). We are living in Ireland, a beautiful town called Dundalk since 2007.  Just before Christmas 2018, we got heartbreaking news, my 39 year old wife Lucy travelled to China to see top specialists where she was diagnosed with a rare and life threatening Liver cancer known as Itrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma (ICC). She has had to remain in China. This was a total shock for me as I myself have fought stage 4 Thymoma Cancer  2015 and I'm in remission . How can this be happening to our family again?? It has been a tough few months for us and I know we need all the support we can get. The tumour is too big to be operated on at the moment . The treatment plan to save Lucy will require me and my family to stay in china up to a year or two, depending on her condition. The treatment is not covered by medical insurance or the Irish health system as Lucy is too weak to travel back to Ireland. We have spent most of our savings on specialist appointments and what treatments Lucy has received so far. All expensese have to be funded by me and my family. The treatment in China will cost around 800 euro per week. As this is a rare illness the hope is that the treatment will reduce the size of the tumour and therefore she could have surgery. This operation is the only way to cure her illness. We need the treatments in order for Lucy to have any chane of surgery. These treatments are her only chance right now. And its an expense that we struggle to raise oursleves. The aim of this fund is to cover her Targeted Therapy Medication expense. Her genetic testing was confirmed that two or three targeted therapy medication could help her. I ask you please if you can help support Lucy and my family in any way I would be so very grateful.Thank you for your support. David
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Hello All, we are back to Ireland and hospital appointment is booked for Lucy in St Vincent. We hope she will get continue treatment in Ireland with same target treatments medicine she got in China.
As we are back and Lucy has her meds to cover till end of April 2019, we decided to stop this fundraising. I would like thank all the firends who helped us during this difficult time and I wish everyone the best luck!!
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On 20th Oct. 2018, my 39-year-old wife Lucy was sent to A & E our lady’s hospital in Droghead where a 11*10.3cm dark shade was found in her right liver. Five days later Lucy was discharged from the hospital with controversial results. Our Irish GP, who wasn’t happy with the results, referred Lucy to see consultants in St. Vincent hospital in Dublin. Knowing we were on the long waiting list, our GP suggested us to go back China, where I had my surgery done speedily, for a fast track check-up for her. We took his professional advice, left kid to friends in Ireland and went to China for a speedy consultation while we were waiting for our specialist appointment in Dublin.

We knew Lucy condition could be serious, but we didn’t expect that she was diagnosed with a rare and life threatening Liver cancer known as Itrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma (ICC). Also the tumor developed rapidly and the size has grown to 11.8*11.3cm when we got to China. The tumor is too big to be operated on and it makes it impossible for Lucy to take the long journey travel back home to Ireland, as she is too weak. She has had to take an immediate treatment in China to save her life.

On 5th December 2018, Lucy received the first TACE treatment to try to reduce the size of the tumor, and she had strong reaction to it. There was no chance to bring her back to join our children for Christmas as she wished. We hope that is the only Christmas for our family to be apart, not forever. In order to bring Lucy home, further treatment is needed.

28th January 2019, Lucy had the 2nd TACE treatment. At the same time, the doctors found tumor was developing on her left liver, too. They strongly suggested us to take target treatment medicine immediately to control the new developing tumor. Lucy’s genetic testing also confirmed that two or three targeted therapy medication could help her.

1st February 2019, Lucy started to take the suggested medicine, the doctors said it will take 3 phrases in total 12weeks to see the results. We hope the 2nd TACE treatment and the targeted medicine could help Lucy be well enough to travel back Ireland for further treatments.

The targeted medicine for the first phrase has used up the raised fund and our savings. I really appreciate all your help; it is your support provides Lucy an opportunity to receive the timely life saving treatment.

In order to bring my wife back home to Ireland and to save her life, I need your help for her two more phrases Targeted Medication expense. I am asking you please if you can help to support Lucy and my family in any way, I would be very grateful.
Thank you! David
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