Sydney mum, Emma Capell, was told she had a ‘rare and deadly cancer’ which would ‘cave in her face’ before killing her.
The 51-year-old single mother of three was told ‘nothing could help her’, so she made a will and was discharged – ‘sent home to die’.
Now one year and a trip to America later and her future is looking better – after travelling to the US for proton treatment she read about online.
‘Facebook saved my life,’ she told Daily Mail Australia.
‘That’s where I found out about proton, after connecting with other people from around the world who had the same cancer as me.’
‘I wasn’t nervous when I hopped on the plane because I knew it would work,’ she said.
‘I had been in touch with a doctor over there whose life work was to treat people with my cancer, he had seen more than 635 patients and said I had a good prognosis.’
Proton therapy could be available in Australia by 2020, a revelation which gives relief to the mother who, in November last year, thought she ‘had a maximum 15 months’ left with her family. Read her full story on Daily Mail.
A couple of years ago a mum put the call out on Facebook for a lifesaving organ donation for her son and received the gift for Christmas she was hoping for! Read that story HERE.
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Facebook also helped this mum finally get a diagnosis for her little girls mystery illness.
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