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Old 27th June 2013 , 04:28 PM
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Default The Lauren Dixon Fundrasier 90's club classics show

Next Monday July 1st on ww.rave-radio.com 4pm till 6pm ill be doing a fundraiser show for Lauren Dixon . Playing nothing but club classics .

Heres laurens story.....

I'm Lauren..

Just turned 30 and have 2 beautiful children,

Ellie (8) & Joshua (6).. I was diagnosed with

breast cancer back in 2008 aged just 25 whilst

still breastfeeding Joshua. With the love and

support of my husband John, we won the fight..

Life changed a lot for us then, and it gives

everything a whole new perspective. Our lives were

turned upside down.
Around 19 months ago I was re diagnosed with

spread to the liver & spine and given the awful

prognosis of 'terminal cancer' and a 'shelf life'

of 12-18 months!! Throughout my battle, all of my

treatment has been paid for by our private (and

very expensive) insurance policy, that costs as

much as a small mortgage and John works every hour

god sends to pay for it.. I spent a year on a

chemo regime that included a drug called Taxol,

and the 'miracle' drug that is Avastin. Taxol

works by hitting the tumours, and Avastin backs it

up by killing any blood/food supply..This worked

wonders for me, and shrunk all tumours down to

almost nothing. I had to take a break from this

treatment for 2 reasons. 1) My insurance company

will only fund 1 year of Avastin (as it is a

biological therapy) 2) My body needed to recoup.
Sadly within 10 weeks I had relapsed and the

cancer had become active in my liver again.. Since

then I have tried various other regimes which

haven't worked at all and the cancer is now

rapidly building back up in my liver... Which

brings me back to Avastin. After a discussion with

my oncologist, we agreed that time and options are

running out. A request was put in to the NHS for

an individual funding allowance for them to pay

for Avastin for me. My private healthcare will

fund everything else, but due to my contract not

Avastin.... (To date they have funded over ?300k

of treatment for me - in effect saved the NHS that

amount)... After waiting over a month and with my

health rapidly deteriorating, the NHS have thrown

a huge document at us stating that for them to

even consider funding me I will have to re apply

as an NHS patient and have advised that I 'don't

tick the right boxes for funding' so will take 28

days to say no, and by the time I've appealed and

re-appealed I'll be here no longer to re appeal..

It's a harsh, cruel world when I've paid into the

NHS my whole life and they will refuse ?21,000 per

year to keep me alive. However, the story of my

life, and the words i've heard far too often 'you

don't tick the right boxes' have been used yet

again....The NHS pay a heavily reduced rate for

this drug, my insurance company pay around ?5k per

month for the exact drug and so too will I if the

funds are raised.
So, there you go.... I do hope that made a little

more sense and you understand why I am desperate

to raise the funds to go ahead and start this

treatment before it's too late.. I am unsure as to

how much it will cost exactly, but to allow me to

start I've been advised I would need to fund 5

months treatment at least to give me any chance of

responding so around ?25,000 just to begin...

**Today (14th May) We have seen my oncologist who

has confirmed that the current chemo regime isn't

working for me. My liver functions have worsened,

my tumour levels have risen and therefore changes

need to be made rapidly. As I don't have the

funding for Avastin at this moment, it isn't an

option at all.. So, we have agreed to try a

different chemo regime starting next week and hope

that it works (or at least holds the cancer at bay

and buys me some time whilst finding the required

amount to re-start Avastin).. I won't give up

hope, and although deep down know that I have

almost exhausted the list of treatments to try, I

am ready to step up the fight knowing that so many

of you wonderful people are behind us**

I feel like I'm asking the whole entire world to

raise such a huge amount of money.. It seems such

a lot, and then every day i look at my babies and

tell them that mummy is going to be ok when deep

down I know that I'm not. They have the Best Daddy

in the entire world, but that isn't enough?At the

moment, they are too young to realise, and unaware

of just how poorly I am, but John knows and has to

not only contemplate life without me as a person,

but also face the harsh reality that he will

eventually become Mummy & Daddy (and everything in

between). Not only does he work a full time job,

he comes home to look after us all and take over

the jobs that I can no longer do (pretty damn well

to be honest) ..Cancer diagnosis does not just

affect 1 person, it ruins lives, families and

takes away everything ..Every second, minute,

hour, day that I have with them, that they spend

with their Mummy means more than I could ever put

into words and so we thank every single one of you

for taking time out to read this, share this page

and for all of your kind donations. Love from the

bottom of our broken hearts,
Lauren, John, Ellie & Joshua Dixon xxxx

The paypal email is laurensmarvellousmedicine@hotmail.co.uk remeber to add my name in the message so i know how much i raise .
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