On Weds 11th Dec 2019 Wendy Wilson received the devasting news that no individual, wife or mother ever wants to hear.
Her consultant advised her that the Myxoid Chondrosarcoma, a rare form of cancer she has been living with for 17 years, which has already made her deaf in one ear, has become rapidly more aggressive.
The tumour, located at the base of her skull, in close proximity to the area that allows us all to swallow and speak, is growing and without urgent Proton Beam therapy Wendy will face a life limiting condition without speech or the ability to swallow independently.
Without your help her life will change irreversibly as will that of her family and loved ones. Time is not on her side, the consultants have told her she will need to have this treatment in January 2020 and that the Proton Beam treatment is not available on the NHS in the timeframe needed and therefore we need to urgently raise £30,000 to fund this vital treatment.
Wendy is a 54 year old loving mother to Mollie and Josh and wife to Grant, living and working in Petersfield, Hampshire. She has dedicated her life to her family and the local community, particularly the rugby community of Petersfield.
Wendy gives her all to a number of causes and has actively done so for several years in a way that stands out in the local community, especially given she has been living with a rare cancer for 17 years. Wendy has been involved for over 10 years at Petersfield Rugby Club, 5 years of which have been as Manager and 5 years as Safeguarding Manager. Wendy is an Ambassador for the charity Mind since 2018 and she works as a carer for adults with learning difficulties in the Petersfield area. She is also the Community Engagement and Partnership Officer with a East Hants District Council and was awarded the Gladiator award for services to the local community in 2018. Her actions and voice, despite her own personal health problems, have touched the lives of so many people.
Having spent her life helping others, Wendy now needs our help and it is time for us to give back. Please support our ‘Tackling Wendy’s Cancer’ appeal by giving as generously as you can . We need your help please, it will make a massive difference to Wendy and her family - she and they deserve our support.
UPDATE- thank you so much for your generously. The target we need is £60,000. We set the online amount to £30,000 and we were going to raise £30,000 directly. On the 24th Dec we have increased the online target to £40,000 to help the effort. Many many thanks. The Wilson family