Cheshire news Young mum's bid to make memories with toddler after terminal cancer diagnosis MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - 'I am still numb to the bone, just heartbroken,' says the 24-year-old's mum

Cheshire news Young mum's bid to make memories with toddler after terminal cancer diagnosis MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - 'I am still numb to the bone, just heartbroken,' says the 24-year-old's mum

Cheshire news  Young mum's bid to make memories with toddler after terminal cancer diagnosis MetiNews.Com
13 January 2021 - 12:00

Breaking News ! A 24-year-old mum with a young child has been given the heartbreaking news that her cancer is terminal. Elivia Bamber, fondly known as Elli, was given the devastating news by doctors that her cancer is now attacking several organs and cannot be cured. The diagnosis came as a shock to Elli, mother to an 18-month-old daughter, who had no underlying symptoms up until last September. In September, the 24-year-old suffered a "stoke-like episode" whilst stocking shelves at a Shell garage in Ruabon in Wrexham. After seeing her GP who sent her for precautionary scans in hospital, three tumours were discovered in her brain and other cancerous masses located in her bowel, WalesOnline reported. Read More Related Articles 'They're making memories' - Mum diagnosed with terminal cancer days after twins' birth 'overwhelmed' by donations and support Read More Related Articles Grieving student's 'lethargy' led to testicular cancer diagnosis at 19 "I'm grieving for my child even though she's still alive," said her heartbroken mum Sharon. "Above anything else, Elli is most scared of leaving her young daughter, Willow, who will turn two in February." Sharon said Elli was stocking the shelves at a Shell garage in Ruabon, Wrexham, when she experienced blurred vision and her mouth drooped on one side. Her GP suggested she was likely to have suffered some kind of seizure due to family history of epilepsy, but referred her for an MRI scan just in case. "Within an hour of travelling home from the hospital, they phoned her to go back for more tests," Sharon recalled. "Then within a couple of days we were told how bad things really were." Doctors confirmed a growth had been identified on the right side of Elli's brain and referred her to Royal Stoke University Hospital. Whilst deciding what to do with this tumour, another mass was identified just behind the first tumour but much deeper. Elli with her mum Sharon (Image: Sharon Bamber) "I am still numb to the bone, just heartbroken," Sharon added. "It's the biggest shock. We're a close-knit family. I'm so close to my daughter and I'm always babysitting Willow. "Elli has been an absolute trooper throughout all of this." Elli had surgery to remove the first brain tumour and had to stay in hospital alone for many days due to the coronavirus pandemic stopping her family from visiting. Not long after the cancer was found to have spread to many other parts of her body and was deemed terminal. Elli after having one of her brain tumours removed (Image: Sharon Bamber) She has also underwent CyberKnife radiotherapy, a more targeted form of radiotherapy to try and target the remaining two tumours.

. "Me and Elli have been driving to and from Birmingham so many times for her treatment. It's basically every other week," said Sharon. "I've had to come out of work to look after Elli and the baby. Every penny I'm using is fuel. I want to be spending it on my family." Sharon added that the family are completely puzzled as to why Elli was diagnosed with skin cancer at such a young age. "She had a small mole removed from her head when she was younger but [the doctors] said it was nothing," she added. "They say with women that skin cancer tends to start on the legs and feet, but she hasn't got a freckle or a mark anywhere. "Ellie hates the sun as well, and she's never in her life been on a sunbed." Elli (left) with her sister Jodie (Image: Sharon Bamber) A GoFundMe page was set up in November to raise money for Elli, help with her bills and make some memories with her daughter Willow. To donate please go here. "The number of donations has been overwhelming and it just shows people care even in these unprecedented times," Sharon added. "The messages of support she's received are keeping her going. Even though she's very tired she's trying to respond to all of them. "She's such a determined young woman. Nothing stops her. Whatever she wants she gets. She's a warrior." Eli is due to have scans this month to find out whether the tablets and Cyberknife have had any effect on her tumours. She is still hoping to have immunotherapy which would be her "last resort" treatment.

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Cheshire news Young mum's bid to make memories with toddler after terminal cancer diagnosis MetiNews.Com


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Cheshire news Young mum's bid to make memories with toddler after terminal cancer diagnosis MetiNews.Com


Cheshire news Young mum's bid to make memories with toddler after terminal cancer diagnosis MetiNews.Com

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