Funding Mum's Cancer Treatment - Carol's Story

Carol’s Story

Carol Player aged 56 is a wife, mother and grandmother to 2 year old twin boys Jack and James. Her two sons Adam and Alex along with friends & family are raising funds to get her the treatment she desperately needs in order to save her life.

Jack and James’s Story (Grandsons)

We came into the world 10 weeks early on our Nanny Carol’s birthday. What a Gift! Due to being poorly we lost a lot of time with our family and need all the time in the world to catch up. We need our Nanny to help us learn new things, to see us in our first school uniform and to watch us grow. We love her so much and are not ready to lose her yet.

Our Mums Story (Adam & Alex)

Our mum’s story started 5 years ago when she inadvertently sprayed perfume in her eye, at the time thinking little of it that it would turn out to be the start of an emotional roller coaster that has led to this appeal. Three days later she had her eye checked at the City Hospital Birmingham after she had started to lose some vision. Mum was referred to see a professor at Liverpool eye hospital who diagnosed Ocular Melanoma and it was recommended they remove her right eye the following morning. We were all devastated, however this saved her life. We as a family all struggled to come to terms with this.

With the help of family and friends mum made a good recovery but continued to struggle emotionally but remained strong and courageous. No follow up treatment was required at this stage she just needed 6 monthly MRI scans and blood tests.

In November 2019 after almost 5 years of cancer free scans, spots were found in her liver. Doctors decided the best course of action was to re-section her liver taking away 14% to remove the diseased area. This was very successful however 3 months later after a follow up scan, more spots had travelled into her liver in multiple areas which meant another re-section would not be an option. Doctors have advised the best treatment for mum would be a trial drug called Delcath Melferlan Chemosaturation, which has proven to be very successful for mum’s type of cancer. Until Covid 19 materialised, it was available on the NHS and our mum was a suitable candidate, however the Government have since stopped funding for all trial drugs, leaving us no other option than to raise funds ourselves.

As a proud hardworking person she never thought that she herself would be in the position of asking for help from others, however this is our only chance of paying for this expensive treatment. Mum lives a good clean healthy life. Having exhausted all other options we need to raise £160,000 to save her life, we cannot do this without help which is why we are asking you to please share our story.

We as a family would like to thank you in advance for taking the time to read our story.

Thank you,

The Player Family & Friends.

Carol and her family are being advised by Mary Smith, Associate Legal Director from Novum Law, who is an expert on medical law and patient safety. 

If you have a media enquiry, please contact Deborah Bartlett, PR Manager at Novum Law on email: (email redacted) or telephone: 01666 838850 / 07956 198486.


Mary Smith

Associate Legal Director


  • Sandyra Cordiner 
    • £100 
    • 29 days ago
  • Anonymous 
    • £5 
    • a month ago
  • May’s raffle 
    • £500 (Offline)
    • 2 months ago
  • Anonymous 
    • £10 
    • 2 months ago
  • Susan Bell 
    • £5 
    • 3 months ago
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Organiser and beneficiary

Adam Player 
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Gary Player 
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