A defiant daughter has sold everything she owns in a last-ditch attempt to help save her mum from cancer.
27-year-old Lori Harris, from Barley Mow, flogged all of her possessions including her car in a bid to pay for her mum’s treatment after being told the cancer is terminal.
The pioneering immunotherapy treatment costs £25,000 and could be her mum’s, Lisa Harris, only chance of survival.
In 2015 Lisa was told her ovarian cancer was terminal leaving her with only two years to live.
In January this year doctors said she would be unlikely to survive more than another eight weeks.
It was at this point that Lori, a nutrition student at Kings College in London, frantically searched for options that would prolong Lisa’s life.
After reading about immunotheraphy, the pair have been travelling to Stuttgart in Germany every three weeks since February for the treatment which is not available in the UK.
So far the treatment, which has halved the size of the tumours in Lisa’s body, has cost £25,000.
Lisa has joined Lori by selling her car and even the family home in an effort to raise enough money to cover this cost.
Lori told The Chronicle Live:
All my efforts are going into raising money for this, I have got to, she’s my mam.
I’m in £50,000 of debt myself, I have nothing left to sell but this is what I have to do, I will never ever give up. My mam means more than anything I could ever own.
She was only 18 when she had me so I’ve been used to having a young mum and the idea that she would be around for ages.
My mam has always been my best mate, she is my idol in every way.
She is still so young. I’m an only child and yet to get married and have her grandchildren. So much will be missed if she leaves us too soon.
To support Lisa and Lori’s fundraising appeal, visit their Go Fund Me page.
Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.