NHS colleagues in fundraising drive for young Mansfield mum given months to live
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help a young mother of two complete her bucket list, after the devastating news that her newly-diagnosed breast cancer was terminal.
Mental health nurse Vicky Fisher from Mansfield was diagnosed with breast cancer last month, but received the awful news on Friday that the cancer is spreading rapidly, and she has only ‘months’ to live.
Now Vicky’s friend and NHS colleague Krystle Thomas, who had originally started a fundraiser to help with the costs of wigs, is appealing for donations to help the nurse complete a ‘bucket list’ with her two children.
The 39-year-old is mum to two boys, Bobby and William, and Krystle hopes the fundraiser will enable Vicky to make memories with her children.
Krystle explains: “I met Vicky whilst we were doing an access to nursing course at Vision West Nottinghamshire College in Mansfield.
"We qualified together in 2016 and Vicky went on to work with young people, before moving to where I was working last year.
"In the time we worked together, I could see what an amazing nurse she was; everyone who she worked alongside loved and admired her for her compassion and commitment towards the patients.
"I am struggling to find words to describe how devastating this news is, the cancer is spreading faster than we could ever imagine.
"I am hoping to raise as much as possible so Vicky can make a bucket list of things she wants to do with her boys and be able to have the money to do it.”
To donate to the appeal, click here.