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Fundraiser launched for mum living with incurable cancer so she can make 'precious memories' with daughters

A fundraiser has been launched for a mother-of-two living with incurable secondary breast cancer, so she can have more time to spend with her girls.

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Alice with her daughters Isla, left, and Phoebe. A fundraiser has been launched to help with treatment.

Alice Gibbons, from Shifnal, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018 just a few days before Christmas. She was 29-years-old at the time.

In January of the following year, Alice had a single mastectomy followed by five months of gruelling chemotherapy.

The side effects of this treatment caused her to be in bed unwell for weeks after each cycle, including a hospital admission.

In the summer of that year, Alice had three weeks of daily radiotherapy, as well as a Zoladex injection every 28 days for which she experienced early menopause.

During this time, Alice remained strong as a single parent for her two daughters Isla, now 11, and Phoebe, now 7.

Now, Alice's friends and family have launched a Gofundme page to find alternative treatments that are not available on the NHS, which might give Alice more time to spend with her girls. To date it has raised more than £9,000.

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