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Sinead (Lappin) Joyce Appeal

£20,752 of £25,000 goal

Raised by 582 people in 14 days
Created December 4, 2018
Buddies
on behalf of Sinead Joyce
Sinead Joyce was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2009 at the age of 38 and then with secondary incurable breast cancer in January 2015.  Since then she has been through two more harsh chemo regimes, lost her hair twice, had a mastectomy and is currently in the position where the drug she needs to extend her life,  PALBOCICLIB is not available to her as she was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer before this drug became available for a secondary diagnosis.  NICE guidelines only released this drug to newly diagnosed secondary breast cancer cases from 2017.  As Sinead was rediagnosed before 2017 and she has had hormone treatment she does not meet the guidelines, even though her consultants agree this would be the treatment option they would like to prescribe for her on the NHS, but they cannot because of NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) guidelines, although she can access this privately through the hospital pharmacy at a cost of £2950 per month plus dispensary and admin fees.

Sinead's only chance to stay alive to be with her two sons (Conor 19 and Pearse 15) is to get Palbociclib drug.

We, her friends have convinced her to allow us to fund raise the money she needs to get the treatment here in NI privately.

Sinead has worked as a Medical Secretary for the NHS for 24 years and is a loving devoted mother.  We are proud and honoured to call her our friend.  She is an inspiration to all who know her.  Sinead is a very strong willed and courageous person and is determined to fight this decision in order  for her to be able to access these drugs via the NHS.

So here we are asking you to ditch your Friday night takeaway or bottle of wine or even your latte and donate that money to our Sinead.  This will extend her life!

We have every faith that people will help Sinead to live, not only for her two sons but to be able to fight to get these drugs for our people.  One in two of us will get cancer, it could be you needing these drugs.

Thanking you so much in advance!!

Kate Burns, Alison McQuillan, Mairead Shannon
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https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/health/terminally-ill-west-belfast-mum-15527915

Please see attached Sinead's Belfast Live interview. Thanks to your generosity, this campaign is attracting media attention. Will keep you posted xx
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Sinead's campaign is on Belfast live today and the Daily Mirror.
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I would just like to thank everyone for their kind and generous donations to date. I am completely overwhelmed by all the love and support from everyone that I cannot put it into words. The generosity shown, especially at this time of year is unreal! I would also like to thank all that is going on behind the scenes, the private donations from family and friends from near and far, to the private fundraising from ballots on facebook to ballots in hairdressers etc. To all the staff (colleagues) in RBHSC who have been so generous and giving. I will keep you up-dated on the campaign to get this drug funded for all. Sending you all love and best wishes. Sinead xoxo
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Dear all. Just to let you know that our Sinead paid for her first treatment which was started yesterday.

Please see post from her wee son.

Cannot thank you all enough xx
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£20,752 of £25,000 goal

Raised by 582 people in 14 days
Created December 4, 2018
Buddies
on behalf of Sinead Joyce
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