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MOTHER’S PLEA: Radlett community supports mum with severe cancer

 Published on: 14th August 2019   |   By: Jake Levison   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Radlett mum who’s been given three months to live is continuing to fundraise for lifesaving treatment.

Melissa Crampton, 40, who’s lived in Radlett for her entire life, found out she had secondary breast cancer in her liver and spine around 16 months ago, but was left even more devastated recently when she was told she had three months left.

The mum-of-four was told after undergoing chemotherapy there was nothing the NHS could do to cure her – but her last hope, life-saving immunotherapy treatment in Germany, is still on the cards and Melissa has already seen a flood of financial support from Radlett residents – her funding page has raised almost £50,000.

While she’s thrilled at the support she’s had so far, which should help her have six rounds of treatment, Melissa is still desperate to raise more as she may need further rounds depending on how her body responds.

She is also having to lay out a significant amount for flights and accommodation during the process.

Melissa, of Gills Hill Lane, said: “I’m so grateful to the community for the money raised so far – it will go a long way on my road to recovery. The treatment could save my life or at the very least give me years rather than the few months I have been given. Please can you help me raise the funds I need to get this treatment so that I will be able to see my four children aged 14, 12, nine and seven grow up?

“Please help me to keep fighting as this is now my only chance of life.”

Melissa is now days away from starting her first round of treatment in Germany.

All funds raised will be paid directly into a Nationwide Building Society account that is overseen by Melissa’s mother-in-law, Jennie James, who will be paying the invoices as they arise for Melissa’s treatment at the clinic.  

Jennie said: “We’re so grateful to this fantastic community, who’ve been phenomenal over the past few weeks. They helped raise funds so quick and the Red Lion pub have even held a disco, where all money raised goes straight to Melissa.

“We’re eternally grateful to Radlett and we can only hope the donations continue. Melissa has lived there for her entire life – it’s where she was raised and where she went to school and she’s lived there ever since, so she’s well known in the community.”

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