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Call handler Emma Shaw fights to spend more time with her son

By Mercury reporter

A Leicestershire Police employee who has worked in the Call Management Department for more than 12 years, is trying to raise enough money to pay for immunotherapy in the US to treat her triple negative stage four breast cancer.

Emma Shaw was diagnosed with this very serious form of breast cancer in March 2017 and has undergone a lot of aggressive treatment.

At the time, she was on her own with her eight year old son, Theo, and found a lot of strength and determination from him.

Emma Shaw and Theo (5308731)
Emma Shaw and Theo (5308731)

He has just been pre-signed by LCFC for their under 9s Academy.

In November 2017 Emma was given the "all clear" and told to go and enjoy life.

In February 2018 she met her partner Darren and in August the trio went on their first holiday abroad.

Emma says she could not have been happier but that sadly ended when she was admitted to hospital for three weeks with pneumonia.

Scans later confirmed that her triple negative breast cancer had spread to her liver meaning it is not curable.

Desperate to spend as much time with her son as possible, and after a lot of research on the internet, Emma and Darren have decided that the best option for her is to receive treatment in the US, however, this is going to cost £90,000.

The immunotherapy, which is only available in the US, won't be a cure but it will hopefully prolong Emma’s life to be able to make many more happy memories with her family and friends.

Emma is determined to show Theo that she is doing everything she can to fight the disease.

She has started a just giving page and is trying to raise the £90,000 to get her to the US for treatment and is hoping people will be able to give as much or as little as they can.

Emma said she would be forever grateful for any help received.

Visit her Just Giving page here.

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