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Terminal Cancer Assistance for me and my family

£15,735 of £25,000 goal

Raised by 118 people in 25 days
Hello and welcome to my page.  I have terminal breast cancer.  I have the BRAC1 breast cancer gene and I am moving into the final stages of my life.  Originally diagnosed in 2003, at the age of 39, I had a lumpectomy, auxiliary lymph node clearance followed by chemotherapy, and radiation in my first year of treatment.  A recurrence occured 4 years later in 2007, so I had a radical right mastectomy with adjuvant chemical therapy for 5 years.  Cancer free until I turned 51 years of age in 2014 this time with advanced ovarian cancer.  I underwent emergency surgery and a tumour the size of a lemon was removed from my large intestine with 70 % of the intestine; I had a stoma bag fitted; the surgery damaged my right ureter so I was also fitted with a catheter bag.  My prognosis was 25% survival.  My son was only 14 at the time.  I underwent 9 cycles of chemotherapy followed by triple surgery to reverse the stoma bag, radical hysterectomy, and plastic surgery to correct the ureter.  I opted for an elective left hand mastectomy in 2016 and more cancer cells were discovered.  After which I set-up my own Pilates studio to help other people with fitness, back problems and breast cancer patients doing pro-bona work and raising awareness for this terrible disease.  In April 2018, I suffered 3 seizures and a tumour was found in my brain, I am incurable.  I had the tumour removed in May 2018, followed by stereotactic radiation.  On Monday, 14th January 2019, I had 2 more small seizures and MRI scans showed 4 more tumours in my brain and nodes in my chest.  I will begin radiation and chemotherapy on Wednesday 30 January 2019.  I am kindly asking you to donate whatever you can to help, I have between 3-6 months.  I would like to have a small family trip followed by dying at home with a specialist bed/ nurse.  Time is short so I will need the funding rather soon.  Everything will help me die with as much dignity and comfort as possible.  
Thank you so much for reading my story.  Be kind and spend as much time as you can with your family and friends.
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