I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in October 2016. At initial diagnosis I was told it was already 'too late' and to make memories with my children and put my affairs in order.
Devastated I researched other options and got into a trial in London which although didn't eliminate the cancer it did help control it and stop it spreading.
After then having 6 rounds of another chemotherapy locally back with the NHS I discovered I was losing control and the disease was starting to progress.
I started researching other options and discovered a clinic in Istanbul that has proven results and could give me my chance of a future and my life back.
i have enough money to fund 4 rounds of treatment, it costs around £12k each time including flights and accommodation.
I need 6 rounds at least and then maintenance for a further 6 rounds.
I have cashed in pensions and insurances. Sold anything I can get my hands on and already have a fundraising page set up that locally has been successful but is nowhere near target.
its hard to ask strangers for money. My life is in the hands of anyone who is willing to donate. A private person by nature it is hard also to go 'public'
but I have 3 amazing children who need me. My own family abandoned me, my own mother has refused to help me. I only ever wanted to be the mother I wish I'd had. It never occurred to me that I wouldn't be here for my children.
Please if you can help me not to die that would be the most greatest gift I could ask for.
I have had 3 rounds already and I feel better than I have for months. Treatment is intense and obviously expensive but it’s not purely palliative as offered by the NHS, it’s being given with a view to giving me my life back.
anything helps, I’m sorry to ask for money but I’m just trying to live. I’m not special by any means, I could be your friend, your sister, your daughter. Cancer doesnt discriminate..