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Kathryn Mallery

VHL - The Cure for Cancer is in our Genes. Researchers believe if they can find the cure for VHL, it could unlock the key to curing CANCER itself.

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VHL UK/Ireland

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 Although I take pride in living my life as 'normally' as I can, there is barely a week that goes by, where Von Hippel Lindeau does not affect me or my family in some form. But most of the time, only those close to me know this. However, since revealing I have VHL very publicly last year, I vowed to do more to support others, raise awareness and help fund raise for vital research into a cure.

Whilst I'm going off for a nice little sleep on 13th April, some very clever radiographers
are going to use a very clever technique to hopefully obliterate my first VHL kidney tumour. It's set to be a walk in the park compared to my last VHL (brain) surgery in 2004, going blind in one eye in 2010 and the bigger ones that inevitably loom in the years ahead.

Before Cryo Ablation surgery became available, I would have lost this kidney in the next few hours, because of the tumour's position. Medical advances like this are happening all the time. And the researchers into my condition, strongly believe if they can find the cure for VHL, it could unlock the cure for Cancer. But, they need funding!


Event details

Operation: Sponsored Selfie

 Update 19th May:
Tumour has gone! Kidney looks '"pristine"! What an amazing advance in medicine. I am keeping my kidney for the time being! Thank you all for your amazing generosity.

The challenge on 13th  April was......
If, by the time I wake up from my operation, between my lovely 450 facebook friends and beyond (feel free to share), I can raise at least £100, I will ask my (rather lush) surgical team for a #selfie with me and my TWO kidneys, before I am discharged! Er, embarrassing! 

I can't wait to wake up and see if I have to ask!?!

Big love and thanks!
#operation:sponsoredselfie #vhl #vhlawareness #thecureforcancerisinourgenes



Event date

13-April-2017 08:00  - 
13-April-2017 14:00

Event type

Operation:Spondored Selfie

Event is completed


Grand news Kat. Well done gorgeous lady x
Donation by Lisa and Mark D x
on 21-05-2017
£7.50 gift aid
So pleased all went well! Love you xxx
Donation by Alex
on 19-05-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Hannah Findlow x
on 19-05-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by Pippa
on 19-05-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by Karla xx
on 19-05-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Aimee
on 19-05-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by Sally Gregory
on 29-04-2017
£6.25 gift aid
You are one brave women!! Lots of love, Mel
Donation by Anonymous
on 16-04-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Wishing you a speedy recovery Kat
Donation by claire & John Upson
on 14-04-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Inspirational ❤️
Donation by Kirsty & Sean
on 14-04-2017
£2.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,062.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £1,062.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,295.00

Donations closed

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