This week, we want to help a single mum from Ham who has terminal cancer.
Michelle is 35 years old and has 4 beautiful children - a baby boy aged 6 months, two daughters aged 8 and 9, and a 12 year old boy. They live in a council house in West London.
Shortly after her baby was born last year, Michelle had stomach problems, with pains and lumps in her side. She was diagnosed with liver cancer but they soon discovered that it was in fact bowel cancer that had spread to her liver. Surgery wasn’t an option, so Michelle had several courses of chemotherapy but it failed. Michelle was put in a hospice but left after a few days so she could be at home with her children.
Michelle’s mum sadly died of pancreatic cancer a few years ago, but her sister has been an incredible support to her. She left her job and home in Bournemouth and moved in to help care for Michelle and the children.
Michelle is going through a terrible time. She is so afraid of leaving her children, she is worried about money, and on top of all that she has been trying to raise funds for some alternative treatments to help her stay alive.
We want to do what we can to help make this family's life a little bit easier.