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Mum Who Has Terminal Cancer Raises Cash For Disney Trip

Friday June 1 2012

A MUM-of-three who has been told she has a year to live is hoping to raise money to take her family to Disneyland.

Vanessa Stuart, 27, was told her cervical cancer has spread and she can only have life-prolonging chemotherapy.

Now she wants to enjoy the time she has left with husband Brad and daughters Tyler, six, Brooke, three, and Molly, 18 months.

"I want to take the girls to Disney while I still can. I want them to have good memories of me," she said.
"We can only go to Paris because I can't fly but it's better than nothing. I will get there by hook or by crook."

Now she is hoping people will organise fundraisers so she can take her daughters on holiday while she is well enough.

"I'm so thankful for it, it just shows there are a lot of good people out there," she said. "As long as I have a bit of health I will make the most of it. I want to go to Disney before I start chemo so I have my hair."

Two members of Barnsley charity SportActiv have already offered to help and ware doing the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge.

Sport development officers Dan Brunt and Dave Drumgoon will climb Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.

"We appreciate that things are tough for people at the moment but when compared to the situation the Stuart family are in most problems look insignificant," said Dan.

"We wanted to do something for Vanessa and her family to try and help and thought we could do the three peaks.
"You have to do it in 12 hours to meet the challenge but we're both in reasonable condition so we hope to do it in eight hours. That's what we're aiming for at least."

The pair, who are funding the trip themselves, will be doing the walk on June 8.

You can donate via Paypal by clicking send money, then send money now and entering the email: VanessaStuart3peaks@gmail.com

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Reply Posted by a parent on Friday June 1 2012 at 10:48
Awww.  Sincerely hope the funds are raised in plenty of time for Vanessa to enjoy her holiday and make some wonderful memories for her husband and children to keep with them forever. 

Reply Posted by Lupinblue on Friday June 1 2012 at 13:57
Heartbreaking.  Vanessa you are so brave. Stay positive and keep fighting, never give up, it is never hopeless. You are in my prayers.

Reply Posted by on Wednesday June 6 2012 at 11:20
Please give generously. This family deserve some happy memories. Thinking of you all with love xx

Reply Posted by Trish on Friday June 8 2012 at 08:22
I really hope Vanessa and her family can go to Disney & enjoy every minute. Such a tragic story. Keep fighting Vanessa! I hope the money raised will take you and your family on a wonderful trip with fabulous memories for Brad and your children.

Reply Posted by M_townsend3 on Sunday June 24 2012 at 19:54
awww this is heartbreaking lots of love to vanessa brad and there girls x

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