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PremierLeague-News.Com - The fit and healthy mum was given a devastating cancer diagnosis
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A mum-of-two has been "wished all the luck in the world" after she was told she has 'a year to live' following a devastating cancer diagnosis. The "extremely fit" mum, from Warrington, was told she has up to a year to live after first suffering with headaches. Louise Hulme, 48, was a fit and healthy woman who went to the gym five days a week, however in December of 2019 she had complained of suffering severe headaches. Her GP initially suggested she was suffering from migraines and painkillers were prescribed. But on January 2, 2020, while shopping in the new year sales with her mum and sister, Louise had an episode where she felt the onset of a severe headache and was confused as to her whereabouts. Receive newsletters with the latest news, sport and what's on updates from the Liverpool ECHO by signing up here She was taken straight to her local hospital, and after some tests, Louise was diagnosed the day after on January 3 of having a brain tumour. During lockdown, Louise's husband, Kev, carried out extensive research and came across the Ivy Brain Tumour Centre in Phoenix, Arizona, where they are conducting trail-blazing trials in trying to find a cure for brain cancer. The family's only hope now is for Louise to travel there to undergo trials to see if the treatment they offer is successful. Dozens of ECHO readers have offered their support to Louise and the family. Louise Hulme, now aged 48 (Image: The Hulme family) Gwladys Mercer wrote: "So very sad, such a terrible thing, cancer. I hope they can get her there, to get every chance she deserves, god bless you all, prayers are with you." Nandy Mel said: "Just heartbreaking. I wish her all the luck in the world . Hope you get to Phoenix and the treatment [which]works for you Louise. Sending lots of luck and love." Luca Zade wrote: "Devastating news.
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." And Nikki Grundy wrote: "I have to say goodbye to my best friend at 28 who had a brain tumour tomorrow. "There should be more done on this research as it’s one of the biggest killers. "I’m so sorry to hear your news."
Louise and husband Kev pictured with their two children Charlotte, 24, and James, 18
(Image: The Hulme family)
Louise was operated on less than three weeks after her diagnosis, at The Walton Centre, where 90% of the tumour was removed. Despite this being a successful operation, it was later confirmed by oncologists that Louise had stage 4 brain cancer, with a life expectancy of around 12 to 14 months. Throughout the next year, Louise underwent radiation and chemotherapy treatments, but in January of 2021 the family received the devastating news that the tumour had grown in size, and no further surgery options in the UK were available. Kev, 47, said: "The NHS neurosurgeons and oncologists have been fantastic. I've been everywhere, including Harley Street in London and The Christie in Manchester, but there is nothing else over here that is available and they are not prepared to operate on Louise.
"I will do absolutely anything to give her the best chance I can. Louise was found to be a perfect candidate for the experimental trials they are carrying out at the Brain Tumour Centre, although there's no guarantee they will be successful. "If the treatment can extend her life by seven years, there may have got further towards a cure by that time." The cost of the surgery is $162,000 - roughly the equivalent of £117,000 - before flights, transport and accommodation, and would require a nine-week stay in Phoenix. Kev said he was doing everything he could to raise the necessary funds, including by borrowing money. A fundraising page, which was set up only a few days ago, has already raised a staggering £60,416 as of today (May 4) - including a donation from one of Louise's aunties of £5,000.
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