'Army of friends and family' rallies around mum-of-two after 'inoperable' cancer diagnosis
An 'army of friends and family' has rallied to the aid of a borough mum who has been diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer.
Kirstie Unsworth, 45, was diagnosed in February 2021 with inoperable Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC), which has spread to the lymph nodes in her chest and her spine.
The Leigh mum, who manages the Ninja Warrior adventure park in Wigan, has recently started chemotherapy and Immunotherapy at The Christie, but has been told by the NHS that this treatment is to only limit the progression.
Kirstie's niece Stacey Hall set up a fund-raiser online to support her family during her time off work, as well as funding alternative treatments to aid her battle.
Stacey said: "Auntie Kirstie has everything to live for. She has finally found her true love Shaun, has two amazingly beautiful daughters Chloe and Alisha and the craziest three-year-old grandson in the world, Ronnie. She also as an army of friends and family behind her, who I know are ready to support her in any way possible!
"Kirstie is a remarkable women, who has been a warrior all her life. A protector and provider for her girls. Her morals and family values are high and she is truly one of a kind. It has taken so much to convince her to set this page up, as she is such a proud and independent person. But I believe it is now time for us to come together and fight this battle with her."
Stacey added: "We have decided to set this page up to help and support her family through this difficult time and provide extra treatments not able to be sought on the NHS.
Kirstie is looking for what she describes as a 'miracle cure'. At the age of only 45 she is willing to try everything possible to stay around and watch her grandson grow up!"
The Go Fund Me page has so far raised almost £4,000 out of a target of £5k.
The fund-raiser can be viewed by clicking here.
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