Funding fight for Amanda
Big effort by community
Family and friends of a Strathaven woman are rallying to raise £25,000 for experimental treatment as she battles terminal cancer.
Amanda Cringan has had breast cancer since 2016 – but has been told it has now spread to her liver and bones.
The 31-year-old mumof-two now hopes to undergo experimental treatment known as SonoPhoto Dynamic Therapy.
Sisters Siobhan Redmond and Ashley Wilson, as well as longterm family friend Clare Miller, hope to raise enough cash for treatment in England and give her more time with her daughters, Eva, 6, and one-year-old Emma.
Shortly after giving birth to Emma, the Strathaven Academy employee found a lump on her left breast with the diagnosis coming two months later.
Amanda’s cancer was growing at an alarming rate and, in May 2017, she had to undergo a bilateral mastectomy to stop it spreading.
In September 2017, she was discharged and told that the cancer was gone but then began to suffer chest pains.
Amanda received the devastating news that she had secondary breast cancer and that it had spread throughout her body.
However, in a beautiful moment during this tough time, she married husband Craig as family and friends rallied around the couple.
Supporters have organised sponsored climbs of Tinto Hill and Ben Nevis and are set to have a charity dinner in the coming weeks as well as bake sales at Strathaven Academy.
Clare told the News: “We need £25,000 to give Amanda a chance of seeing her kids grow up.
“That’s just what it comes down to. The doctor is saying it’s imperative that she gets it now. The treatment will hit her hard – so the healthier she is the better it will be for her.”
Siobhan added that they wanted to keep her sister’s spirits high and said: “It’s given Amanda a bit of hope.
“Every time she has had a bit of good news she has been knocked down like a ton of bricks. We’re desperate to get her that bit of positive news.”
Ashley added: “This is all we can do to give her the longest and best life she can have.
“We feel helpless that we can’t get her the money. If we had it we would give her it in a heartbeat.”
To donate, visit justgiving.com/ crowdfunding/ ashleywilson
It’s given Amanda a bit of hope...
Fundraiser Amanda Cringan and husband Craig