Hollys Story and the Go Fund Me page .www.gofundme.com/f/HollysCancerDrugTrialCampaign
Holly Kennedy , my friend needs help.
She’s a new Mum of a little boy was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer ( very aggressive and fast growing breast cancer) in December 2016 at age 32. She found her lump whilst breast feeding. A mother’s WORST nightmare.
Happy Magazine ( her magazine ) is the resource she longed for when she was going through her own treatment - the tool to show her how you can still be happy, even during cancer. Holly created the magazine to distribute to anyone with cancer FOR FREE, and it was published every 3 months, with fabulous interviews from the likes of Brian Kennedy, Domini Kemp etc.
High profile people like Sile Seoige and Vicky Phelan both have pledged support in this campaign.
Holly had a relapse In summer 2019, with the cancer now in her liver, lungs and bones.
A pharmaceutical company called CYTODYN in USA may have a breakthrough treatment for triple neg cancer. It has been fast tracked for approval , Holly tested and has scored very well for a good response.
They have invited Holly to USA for the trial, and have paid for the initial flight and hotel for the first consultation.
Holly will be expected to travel back and forth to USA every 2 months thereafter for monitoring.
Travel may not be possible for too much longer depending on the cancer and how she is feeling , so she is trying to get her hospital involved in bringing the trial drug here to Irish patients.
Holly says a GO FUND ME would be a massive help with her ongoing treatment expenses and to help fund travel for this trial .
She is fighting to live as long as is possible for her husband Derek and her little boy.
Holly has produced Irelands FIRST Cancer Journal , a beautiful journal/plan for ALL oncology patients, or to give as a gift to anyone who has had a recent diagnosis here the link; www.happymagazine.ie/product/happy-magazine-cancer-journal
Your donations will help a new mother best attempts for her survival for her little boy.
Further to high profile people , Several other pages have supported this cause.
"West Wicklow Cancer Support have worked with Holly Kennedy creator of Happy Magazine, Irelands first online magazine for people with cancer which is published every 3 months free of charge.
At the age of 35 Holly is battling breast cancer for the second time. She has been invited to the USA to undergo trial treatment and will need to travel there every 2 months and incur all the costs associated with this. A gofundmepage has been set up to help Holly and her family with this expense. Any donations to this will help this young mothers attempt for survival for her family.
Holly is such a beautiful person and an inspiration for everyone and at West Wicklow Cancer Support we feel very lucky to have made such a connection.
Please donate and share if you can and keep Holly healthy and HAPPY!!
As you know , €18 wouldnt even get her the diesel to Dublin airport, and I cant do this alone. I need help....and lots of it.
Either this or purchase the journal from her site www.happymagazine.ie for yourself or a friend.
What we need is HUGE, €250k and I cant do it alone, but collectively if you forfeited your coffee we can do....yip we can ......
Any donation, ANYTHING at all would help HUGELY - even just a €5.
For transparency we have directed all funds directly into Hollys account.
We have contacted The President, National Lottery, several high profile people to share.
If you can think of anyone we may have missed, please , we welcome input.
Finally, we have Holly’s iBan if you prefer to do this rather than Go Fund Me- just reach out .
Oh, last thing... if you can’t help - can you share this post ?
That’s free and would help immensely.
Sending you love and light in deep gratitude.
We have a hashtag; #hollystrial.
Can you use it when sharing , it will get trending that way.