Charley Desson from Chandler’s Ford is in need of our support.
Charley has lived in Chandler’s Ford her whole life. She went to Thornden School and later Barton Peveril College.
Charley has been fighting cancer for two years. In 2016 Charley was diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkin’s lymphoma. She said in a Facebook post on Chandler’s Ford Friendly Neighbours that “I’m now at the point where paying for treatment is sadly a very real possibility for me. Please take a moment to read my page (titled: Nivolumab for Charley Desson). Donate if you can and please share the page so as many people see it as possible.”
Charlie aims to raise £25,500.
Charley is determined to fight on. “I’m not done fighting yet and I can’t go down just because I can’t afford the drugs. I’ve lived in Chandler’s Ford my whole life and I know the people here are kind. Please show me some of that kindness and get my page out there and help me raise this money. Fundraising ideas are much appreciated also.”
The link to Charley’s fundraising page is: Nivolumab for Charley Desson. Charley is now on her 6th line treatment, and said “I have run out of options that are free on the NHS.”
On her fundraising page on GoFundMe, Charley documented her long journey of fighting cancer.
At the end of the page, Charley wrote,
Having seen my consultant, if the current drug I’m on doesn’t work then my next option is a immunotherapy called nivolumab which is not funded by the NHS. Costing around £3000 a dose and being told to prepare for 8 doses, a total of around £25k (plus payment fee for this site), this is a bit beyond my reach! The aim of all of this is to get me to remission to have a stem cell transplant to essentially replace my faulty immune system with that of someone else.
I need to get these funds in place before the treatment starts so that, if I need it I can start immediately. Considering my track record with chemotherapy, we are leaning towards that I will be needing the drug. because as it isn’t a chemotherapy, but an immunotherapy, hopefully it has a chance of working. Should, by some miracle, I don’t need the drug I will return all funds where possible (gofundme can electronically refund card donations) and where not possible, I will donate to the Teenage Cancer Trust and Clic Sargent who run the teenage young adult (tya) ward where I am treated.
So please, please donate. I’ve lost so many things to this disease and the treatment of it in the past year. Friends, holidays, family members, fertility, my health, most of my immune system, my independence, the list goes on and on. Please donate and help where you can, I don’t want to lose anymore to it.
Thank you so much to everyone who donates, you have no idea how much it is appreciated.
Support Charley via GoFundMe: Nivolumab for Charley Desson
We wish Charley all the best from Chandler’s Ford Today.
Here is a screenshot of Charley’s GoFundMe page: