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New York dream for cancer-hit Twydall woman Lisa-Marie Griffith

ByKatie May Nelson

A crowdfunding campaign has been set up to help a woman from Medway with terminal cancer go on a dream holiday.

Lisa-Marie Griffith was 34 when she was told she had breast cancer.

Lisa-Marie Griffith and her husband Warren
Lisa-Marie Griffith and her husband Warren

After undergoing six rounds of chemotherapy and three weeks of radiotheraphy, she was given the all-clear in February 2016.

However, Lisa and her husband Warren were given the devastating news they would not be able to start a family as they had always wanted.

Prior to her cancer, the couple, who live in Twydall, Gillingham, had been undergoing IVF treatment but they were told they would not be able to try any more due to Lisa's treatment.

In July 2017, she suffered a fall at home and scans revealed the cancer was back and it had spread to her bones, jaw and liver.

Despite going through further rounds of chemo and radiotherapy, the 38-year-old was told two months ago that she has one to five years left to live.

Warren Griffith and his wife Lisa-Marie
Warren Griffith and his wife Lisa-Marie

Kerry Reynolds began working for Lisa as her support worker and the pair soon became firm friends.

She has set up a fundraiser and is looking to raise £2,500 to send Lisa and Warren to New York.

So far, she has raised £2,100 and is looking to get everything sorted out in the next few weeks as Lisa's medication may limit her ability to travel.

Kerry, who lives in Frindsbury, said: "It's been a life long dream of hers, she wanted to see the Christmas lights and go to the Rockefeller Center, that and have a family, but after the first lot of cancer, she was told she couldn't.

"She's the loveliest person. We have so much in common. The first thing she did when she found out (she had cancer) was cut her hair off and donated it."

To donate, visit Kerry's page.

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