We’re currently fundraising for my auntie Sonia. Sonia is 42 and was originally diagnosed with stage 3 cervical cancer in February 2019. She underwent an aggressive treatment of radiation and chemotherapy every day for 2 months. She was almost a year in remission when we got the sad news for the second time in July 2020, incurable cervical cancer had returned and this time it has spread to her lungs.
Because Sonia has received the maximum dose of radiation, she can't undergo this treatment again, and so all that is being offered to her is palliative care. The tumors are inoperable and incurable. We have been given 12 months to spend with her while she is receiving chemotherapy treatment that leaves her very sick.
We are not happy to accept the prognosis of 12 months and we have been researching every type of treatment that is available. The best option that we have found is through the Hope for Cancer clinic in Mexico who will offer nontoxic protocols that will improve her overall condition and help shrink her tumors. While working to raise the money for this life changing treatment Sonia has been following a strict diet and using alternative treatments to help suppress the cancer for a short period of time. So, this treatment alongside the current treatment would be the best possible chance for Sonia to prolong her life.
Anyone who knows Sonia will know what an avid sportsperson she is and will understand how much of a shock this diagnosis has been for the whole family. Sonia is well recognised for a number of achievements in sports and has previously played with Dundalk FC, Peamount Ladies FC and Blackrock FC. She was awarded Argus Sports Star of the year in 2005 and won the FAI Cup Final with Dundalk FC also in 2005. She was the captain of the DKIT football college team and won the Interprovincial college tournament. Sonia played Gaelic with her local club Dowdallshill and with Louth’s women's team. More recently she was the first player to take her place in the Castletown Belles FC hall of fame.
We really hope to get Sonia this treatment as soon as possible but we unfortunately do not have enough money to cover the treatment which can amount to over €80,000 for a three-week treatment programme. This is our last hope and we would really appreciate any donation you could make. We appreciate that everyone is going through a tough time with the pandemic but any support would mean a lot to us all.
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