As some of you may already know, our dear friend Linda has been undergoing treatment for the aggressive HER2 + form of breast cancer for the past 4 years.
She has had chemo, other drugs and complementary treatments during this time and responded relatively well until late 2016. Now the only treatment open to her is a combination of three drugs (Herceptin, Perjeta and Capecitabine), only two of which are available to her on the NHS. She is having to pay privately for the chemo drug, Perjeta.
Recently Linda and her family have met the huge expense of two trips to the Hallwang Clinic in Germany, which offers cutting edge cancer treatment to complement the chemotherapy. The clinic offers additional treatments to support the body through the damaging effects of the chemo. For further information see the clinic’s website and read about its success stories.
So far they have financed these mounting costs by drawing down their savings and re- mortgaging their house. They are now in the process of trying to sell the family home to release further funds.
It is anticipated that the costs of the treatment for the next 12 months will be in the region of £200,000. This will cover quarterly trips to the clinic in Germany for vaccinations and immunotherapy treatment (approximately £22,500 per trip), targeted supplements from a specialised nutritionist and Perjeta every 3 weeks in the UK (approximately £8,900/month).
While the family is coping with everything that this disease has brought to their lives, we want to help all we can to lessen the burden. We are hoping that you may be in a position to help, too.
This could be in the form of making a donation via this website and/or organising your own fundraising event on her behalf.
Linda is an amazing person and we all love her dearly. She has been through very tough periods during these past 4 years and throughout she has remained incredibly positive and determined, and an inspiration for us all.
Please pass this onto other people who you think may want to support Linda.
PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY TO SUPPORT LINDA.
Kasia Foch, Janet Hurford, Lesley Magnus, Caroline Nozari and Sarah Robson