A mum has made a desperate plea in bid to raise £500,000 for life-saving cancer treatment
Roz Peterson says she has been given “weeks, maybe months” to live and needs to raise the money for rare cancer treatment in the US.
The mum-of-two was diagnosed last summer with a form of blood cancer known as large diffuse B-cell lymphoma, reports the Daily Record.
She has had three rounds of chemotherapy but all of her treatment has been unsuccessful so far.
The pioneering treatment of Car-T Cell Therapy is not available in Scotland, and Roz is not eligible for treatment in England, so she needs to resort to self-funded options in the US.
This new treatment is proving hugely successful among chemo-resistant patients.
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She said: "I am pretty desperate to stay alive. I have two young children and, like any mother, I want to see them grow up.
"I want to see who they’ll become, I want to be there to give them love and support, and to hold my grandchildren. We’re a very little family, and need each other very much.”
She added: “My situation is about as urgent as it could be. My consultant talks in terms of ‘weeks, maybe months’, and the cancer is at an advanced stage. "
The staggering amount of money she needs to raise will pay for the expensive medicine and a lengthy stay in Massachusetts General Hospital, in Boston.
Roz’s emotional plea on her GoFundMe page has been trending with almost £30,000 raised by 900 people in just three days.
You can see Roz’s GoFundMe page here.
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