GoFundMe in aid of local woman

by Rachel Cunningham
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Lucan local Margaret White had her life permanently changed at the age of 62 when she was diagnosed with Grade 4 Glioblastoma in January 2022.

The most aggressive form of brain tumour a person can get, in all cases it is terminal, writes Rachel Cunningham.

Following this devastating news, Margaret’s family have found a therapy called immunotherapy and are fundraising for her to undergo this treatment option.

Writing on their GoFundMe page, her husband, Patrick, explained that 70 per cent of Margaret’s tumour was removed but it couldn’t be fully removed, as it is attached to healthy brain tissue. Too weak for chemotherapy, Margaret underwent 22 out of 30 radiotherapy sessions but had deteriorated too much to complete the course of treatments. Sadly, the tumour grew and her speech and mobility have been affected.

Although advised by the hospital that there were no more options left, Margaret’s family are eager to exhaust every avenue. “We did our research and came across a therapy called immunotherapy which has no side effects to it. God willing, we hope this will attack the tumour and it has a high chance of working. The doctor from this team guaranteed that this will boost Margaret’s immune system and give her an overall better quality of life. A small chance is a great chance in our eye. She deserves this chance. We are willing do what we can for her.”

To donate to the fundraiser, visit: https://www.gofundme.com/f/miracle4margaret

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