Readers Raise Money for Last Chance Treatment


"A woman battling cancer has started her last chance chemotherapy in her fight to beat the disease.

Heather Parkinson, 27, of Queensway, Leyland, has Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and the disease was failing to respond to chemotherapy treatment.

Doctors felt Heather’s best chance was a trial treatment being run at London’s Royal Free Hospital which would have cost Heather’s primary care trust NHS Central Lancashire a one-off £3,000.

However, the PCT refused to fund the trial as the drug was unlicensed and Heather faced the prospect of paying £16,000 to fund the treatment as a private patient.

But kindhearted Evening Post readers rallied around and raised the money Heather needed by fundraising and making donations."

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