Amanda has an extremely rare form of liver cancer that affects children and young people. Just4Children need £100,000 to pay for her immunotherapy treatment.
In March two days after her 21st birthday, Amanda was diagnosed with a very rare form of liver cancer called Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma (FHCC). FHCC affects less than 200 people worldwide each year so existing research is limited, and it is especially difficult for clinicians to determine effective treatment.
NHS doctors applied to give Amanda extraordinary immunotherapy treatment using Ipilimumab and Nivolumab. This is their preferred option as they consider these drugs could help super-charge her immune system to fight back. The application was rejected. This was devastating news for Amanda and her family!
If we can raise £100,000, it is possible to get the treatment privately. This is what we want to do. This is why we are appealing to you to help us.
Amanda is a talented young woman. She is passionate about natural science and really enjoyed her Animal Behaviour studies at Liverpool John Moores University. Amanda has a ‘can do’ attitude and works to the highest of standards.She is delighted to have just graduated with first-class honours and hopes to relaunch plans to undertake her Masters within the next year.Living in Liverpool, Amanda works part-time at Tesco and is one of the most cheerful and pleasant assistants that could help you. She enjoys crochet, reading and being with friends.
Amanda has a fanatical sense of community. She helps with beach cleans and litter-picking along the Sefton Coast. She is a keen fundraiser participating, for example, in the Lancaster Moonlight Walk, a Colour Run in aid of St John’s Hospice and raising money for local animal rescue shelters. As a teenager in Lancaster, Amanda was part of a youth forum that worked on improving the local environment
Amanda is strong, living each day as best she can. She remains level-headed, does not let things get her down and encourages us to be the same. Amanda is amazing, thoughtful and kind-hearted.
Inspired by her selflessness, we hope you will want to help us. Thank you for your support.