In October 2017 Lynsey was diagnosed with primary breast cancer. Two years later she married her long-term partner, Ben. At their wedding, Lynsey and Ben decided to raise money for Hope for Tomorrow.
Lynsey was initially diagnosed with Primary Breast Cancer in October 2017 and finished treatment in July 2018. During this time, Lynsey used Frisbey for five months, where she could have a weekly PICC line flush whilst having chemotherapy. Following a second diagnosis for secondary/metastatic breast cancer, she has returned to Frisbey since September 2019 for monthly Zometa infusions, she also hopes to have her chemotherapy administered on board the unit once she has had the first two treatments in hospital.
Ben and Lynsey made the generous gesture of asking for donations to Hope for Tomorrow at their wedding in November 2019. refusing wedding presents at their wedding in November 2019, instead asking for donations towards Hope for Tomorrow. The couple managed to raise over £2,330.65 following their wedding collection, with extra donations following as others donated in support of Lynsey and the couples’ generosity.
Lynsey is a true advocate of our Units. The MCCU that Lynsey received treatment on is based in West Suffolk and is known as
‘Frisbey’, Lynsey affectionately says that it can feel like a party on-board because of the lively atmosphere and friendly individual. She says that ‘meeting local ladies in the same situation as myself has also been an unexpected, but added bonus. Being able to chat to someone local who is in the same boat as yourself can bring great comfort and support’.
Once again, with a cancer diagnosis, especially a terminal one, it was expected of and suggested to Lynsey that she take time away from work and focus on the things that she would one day no longer be able to do. Lynsey, however, was determined to carry on with her work, and visiting the Unit has enabled her to do so. Rather than taking half a day off work for her treatment, Lynsey only needs an hour at most to get to and from the MCCU and have the treatment that she needs.
She truly understands the benefits of our mobile cancer care units; she knows all too well that they give the gift of time.
Visiting the unit reduces Lynsey’s travelling time to and from her treatment, which means that she has more time to spend with Ben, more time to give to her valuable work and more time to live her life without worrying about her cancer.
We are so grateful to Ben and Lynsey for their wonderful gesture. Their selflessness and the generosity of their wedding guests will keep our wheels turning, and means that we can continue to help patients like Lynsey.
Do you want to fundraise for us and help keep the wheels turning? Contact us today to find out how you can raise funds for Hope for Tomorrow and make a difference for patients like Lynsey.