Emma's super shave helps mum's USA cancer battle
- Credit: Emma Stannard
Honiton’s Emma Stannard is going to great lengths to support her mum’s battle with cancer.
Emma has had her hair shaved off to boost a fighting fund she set up with her sister Leanne to raise funds for mum Suzy Hinds’ treatment in the United States.
Emma, 28, and Leanne, 31, are chasing a target of £50,000.
Emma, who lives in Jerrard Close and works as a project co-ordinator for digital services provider Cosmic on Heathpark in Honiton, decided she would have her hair cut off in solidarity with her mum.
She said afterwards: “Thanks so much for all the donations! Please continue to share the go fund me link as every penny donated will help pay for my mum’s cancer treatment.”
She explained that Suzy’s third chemotherapy session took place last Wednesday and her mum had now had a port fitted to help her take bloods and the chemo drugs..
Meanwhile, as reported in the Herald, Leanne, endured a slimy ordeal to further boost the fighting fund.
Emma explained: “Leanne had four buckets of slime poured on her by her friend Sean to raise money for mum’s treatment. The event was live on our Facebook supporters group.
“It was good fun to watch. Well done, Leanne, you’ve done us proud.”
Suzy, 57, who has lived in Florida with husband Jerry for 10 years, was diagnosed with cervical cancer at the start of January and the status of the disease was put at stage two to three. But by the time she had her next appointment doctors assessed her condition as stage four.
Emma told the Herald: “The cancer progressed to mum’s bladder, then to her pelvis, lymph nodes and hip bone.”
Emma added: “We are so grateful for all the support we are getting. As well as highlighting mum’s situation we want to raise awareness of cervical cancer and stress the importance for women to go and have their smear tests. Leanne and I have both had our tests. We know it can be uncomfortable and embarrassing but it is so important to have the test.”
The fundraising total stood at £3,211 earlier this week.
You can find Emma’s GoFundMe page at this address: www.gofundme.com/f/suzys-life-changing-treatment