Cancer mum’s battle to see newborn girl’s first birthday
A TERMINALLY ILL mum is desperately trying to raise funds for cancer treatment so she can live to see her newborn daughter’s first birthday.
Kate Geraghty, 34, found a pea-sized lump under her ear two days before giving birth. Within weeks she was diagnosed with a rare tumour.
The English tutor, of Leicester, hopes to raise £100,000 for immunotherapy for more time with baby Ivy. Kate said: “The whole of Ivy’s short life has been filled with my hospital visits. I want to try anything possible to give me more time with loved ones.” Kate learned in December she has mucoepidermoid carcinoma, a cancer of the glands. She had the lump and 40 lymph nodes removed, but it spread. Sister Becca Storer, 37, has set up a JustGiving page. She said: “The goal right now is to see Ivy’s first birthday and create those happy memories.”
RARE TUMOUR Kate Geraghty