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All day... Friday 14th July on KL.FM

Linda's Story | Memories | Fundraising Auction | Linda's Day Requests | What is Cancer?

Everyone knows a Linda... this is her story.

In 2005, life was going well until I was given the devastating news that I had breast cancer. My whole world fell apart. I went through months of chemotherapy and radiotherapy as well as a mastectomy, whilst staying strong running the house for my husband and children.
Eighteen months later, I had beaten this awful disease, had a reconstruction and tried my best to put behind me the most traumatising experience nobody should ever have to go through.

Linda with daughter LoisI celebrated every year cancer free for the next 11 years , taking part in Race For Life and raising money for others in this situation.

Almost 12 years to the day this horrific disease had returned to my liver and hit me like a ton of bricks.

I was given the devastating news that this time it was terminal.

This has shattered me and my family into a thousand pieces as I want to be here see Walter (my husband) walk Lois down the aisle, and Max taking his first steps into his career. I will not let this rip my family apart. They have all been through so much already, I will not lose hope and I will not give up. 

My family researched and found a treatment at the Hammersmith Hospital in London after local health authorities had said there were no treatments available through them or the NHS.
When the consultant said he could help me, I was elated. None of us could believe it. I have since however, had it snatched back as the Consultant tried to get it on the NHS but couldn't, so now it has to be done privately and at such a massive cost at such a short notice.

Linda Smith

Memories

Together with the help of Linda's daughter Lois, we compiled a video of memories and pictures to share with everyone.


Linda's Day on KL.FM

Join us on Friday 14th July from 6am - 7pm for a day of requests, donations and auctions on air.

You'll have your one and only chance to choose the music we play on KLFM as we throw out the playlist. The day of requests will give everyone the chance to choose a song to be played after giving a donation.

There'll also be multiple 'money-can't-buy' offers on air, with an auction being held for each item.

All proceeds will go to a woman who just wants to spend more time with her family and friends.

The day represents a battle for anyone with cancer, as chances are everyone knows someone with the disease.

Share your support by Tweeting #LindasDay

What is cancer?Macmillan Cancer Support

Consultant Medical Oncologist Dr Gregg Wilson explains what cancer is, how it develops, how cancer can be treated and what might happen.

Information and Support Centres

If you’re affected by cancer, the Macmillan Information and Support Centre at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital can offer you high quality information, support and a listening ear in a relaxed, comfortable environment at your local hospital. We offer appointments for welfare rights advice, can refer or signpost to other local services as required and run regular HOPE courses locally to enable patients to move on from a cancer diagnosis. Wheelchair accessible.

Contact

Phone Icon  Vicky Mitchell on 01553 613985 or MISS@qehkl.nhs.uk

Website  www.qehkl.nhs.uk

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