One of the youngest women in the UK to have terminal stage four breast cancer is fundraising to fulfil her dream of owning a horse.
Vicki Turner, from Kings Langley, has said that being around horses is her “therapy” and has been her escape from her illness in recent years.
On Vicki’s gofundme page, Vick’s dream, she said that: “Being around horses has always been my therapy, and in more recent years, it is my escape from the anxiety, fear and sadness of the cancer that lives in me and how it is going to affect my life.”
The 24-year-old has been fighting cancer all her life. At the age of three, Vicki was diagnosed with Wilms, cancer of the kidney, where she underwent chemotherapy and surgery to remove her kidney.
Then at the age of 21, Vicki received the news that her cancer had returned and was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Having a double mastectomy and six rounds of chemotherapy, Vicki was soon left with more scars, no hair and less chance of having children through her own eggs.
Three years later, Vicki and her family received the heartbreaking news that her breast cancer had returned which had spread to her spine.
Having the operation to remove the lump from her breast, the cancer which had spread gave her the diagnosis of stage four breast cancer and her treatment plan was not to cure, but to contain for as long as possible.
Vick’s Wish has touched hundreds of people and her fundraising goal of £10,000 has been surpassed where it currently stands over £13,000.
To read Vicki’s story, visit uk.gofundme.com/vick039s-wish
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