Hoofin' it for Helen

Helen's Story:

In the summer of 2018 Helen was diagnosed with Neuroendocrine Cancer. This diagnosis came just one year after her MS diagnosis so it has been a tough couple of years for her.

Our beloved Helen is about to embark on the next leg of her epic journey in taking this cancer to task and we are endeavouring to embark on it with her.

The treatment for this form of cancer is PRRT (Peptide receptor radionucleotide therapy). This is a very specialised form of therapy that is not available in Ireland. The Royal Free Hospital in London is the centre of excellence for PRRT in the UK.

The Costs:

Helens treatment will start on December 3rd. This will be the first of four rounds of PRRT that will span over roughly 8 months. Not only does Helen have to undergo the treatment but thanks to Covid there are now a few extra steps to the process. Covid tests and isolation on either side of the pond will be required before and after treatment. This draws out each step of the process and adds extra expense.

The Fahy clan will undertake to cover the total distance that Helen will travel for these 4 treatments from her address in Leixlip to the Royal Free Hospital in London 4340km (540km each leg x 4 return journeys). We will do this over a 6 week period beginning this weekend; that's about 724km per week. Across all family members; Brian, Mary, Lynn, Iain, Denis, Anna, Brian, Nicola and Helen’s sons Jack and Finn and her nieces and nephews, we will walk, run and cycle our way to this milestone. 

How you can help:

While the HSE will cover the major treatment costs along with some travel expenses, Helen will incur other costs along the way. We would love to raise €4340 (a euro for every kilometre) to help Helen cover some of these costs and ease her way. Any surplus funds raised will be donated to ARC Cancer Support.

We know that it is not an ideal time to do a fundraiser with Christmas just around the corner and coming to end if what has been a particularly difficult year for some, so no large donations are expected. Any small amount is hugely appreciated.

With our heartfelt thanks,
The Fahys

Donations

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  • Carl and Maria Phillips 
    • €50 
    • 8 hrs
  • Carl and Maria Phillips 
    • €50 
    • 8 hrs
  • Anonymous 
    • €50 
    • 1 d
  • Deborah Kearns  
    • €50 
    • 2 d
  • Anonymous 
    • €30 
    • 3 d
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Fundraising team: The Fahys (3)

Anna Fahy 
Organizer
Lynn Synnott 
Beneficiary
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