About Rachel

LOVE HOPE TRUST

Rachel is a 33 year old woman, ICU nurse, mum of 2 amazing children, wife, sister, daughter, niece, granddaughter, cousin, friend and all round amazing person, (but I am biased being her older sister).

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Rachel is fighting Cholangio Carcinoma using every method available to her, unfortunately very few of these methods are available through the NHS or even in the UK.

After the birth of her second child Rachel repeatedly went to her GP with back pain; for 7 months she was told it was muscular and to take paracetamol. After 3 trips to A&E with pain a locum GP advised scans. The scans showed a tumour in the pancreas and bile ducts, a biopsy confirmed it was cancerous and inoperable, only palliative treatment could be offered in the UK. It felt like our world was collapsing – I can’t begin to describe the horror and Rachel’s first thoughts were of her two babies.IMG_0694

Rachel could have taken the word of the oncologist as being absolute; she could have listened to specialist nurses who advised accepting that there was nothing more to do. She didn’t, and with the help of family (in particular her middle sister Jayne) researched every possible treatment and alternative. The results of the research found effective treatments available in other countries.

Rachel is currently receiving a new type of treatment in Germany which has been funded by our parents. Even at this early stage blood results show the tumour is shrinking and moving away from neighbouring vital organs.

Thankfully our parents are in a position to be able to fund treatment, but what would happen if they weren’t? What happens to people who don’t have this type of support? These are questions that Rachel worried about and these worries inspired founding Love Hope Trust.

Love Hope Trust was created to support people with cancer that require treatments not available through the NHS and that can’t afford to pay themselves.

Everyone deserves the best possible chance of life; Love Hope Trust.

8 thoughts on “About Rachel

  1. HELLO THANKS FOR ALL THE FANTASTIC SUPPORT YOU GIVE US SUFFERS X . IM A 51 YEAR OL SINGLE PARENT OF A 9 YEAR OLD , IN 2011 I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH A GRADE 2 ASTROCYTOMER . IVE HAD CRAINIOTOMY IN OCT 2012 80% DEBULK , PCV CHEMO 2013/2014 . LATEST REPORT SHOW NO GROWTH BUT CHANGE IN MASS AROUND TUMOR , IVE SENT A LETTER AND COPY OF ALL SCANS ,TO ANDREAS BRAUCLIN HEAD OF BRAIN TUMOR IN ZURICH , AND A COPY TO KATERINA ORLTOVA AT UK PROTON THERAPY , AWAITING REPLY . MY ONLY HOPE IN THE UK IS RADIOTHERAPY BUT DO NOT WISH THIS AT ALL . THERE IS NO OTHER UK TREATMENT MY ONCOLOGIST HAS IMPLIED , I RUN MY OWN BUSINESS AND 15 FAMILIES RELY ON ME . YOUR COMMENTS ARE VERY APPRECIATED AS TO MY SITUATION THANKS LEON X

    1. Hi Leon

      First of all I have to say that we are not qualified to offer any advice but we can pass on what Rachel feels helped her,(we are not linked to, or profit from any of the sources mentioned). Initially and still now, Rachel found the help of Patricia Peat at Cancer Options invaluable. Patricia was able to advice Rachel on Diet, supplements, treatment and exercise. Rachel uses many supplements including vitamin D, bio bran and other things like CBD oil (a legal type of cannabis oil) she exercises, has changed her diet cutting out meat and sugar primarily. Using the multi pronged attack Rachel is in a completely different situation than the one she was in a year ago.
      Although funds are limited we may be able to help with funding for some of the treatments.
      We wish you the very best of luck and hope you stay in touch to let us know how things are going and if we can be of any help.

      Kind regards
      Louise Bennett
      Trustee

      1. Hi hope is all ok , I’ve been for my radiotherapy mask made today and had my first order on cbd oil delivered . I have been in touch with pat and I’m following her ideas thanks for that . Take care all Leon

  2. Hi Ross

    You could post the details to our page and we would be happy to share. If he would like to apply from funds direct from us he needs to send an email to contact@lovehope-trust.org detailing his type of cancer, prognosis, treatment options and what he would like money for and how much. Send him our love and best wishes.

    Kind regards
    Louise
    Love Hope Trust

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