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

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