Merseyside mum develops rare form of cancer as lifesaving treatment appeal launched
1 year ago
A young Southport mum has developed an extremely rare form of cancer as people are urged to do what they can to support her.
Katie Froggatt, aged 39, who has a beautiful two-year-old daughter called Myla, has seen family and friends rally round by launching a campaign for lifesaving treatment.
The funds will also pay for a new prosthetic nose, after Katie endured surgery on her face which saw surgeons remove her nose due to damage caused by cancer.
People can donate via her Go Fund Me fundraising page here.
Huge generosity from local people has already seen over £24,000 / €27,000 raised towards the appeal.
People are also invited to take part in a fundraising walk from Ainsdale to Birkdale this Friday (10th February 2023).
Her friend Stacey Porter said: “I wondered if people would be able to help in raising some awareness for a local Southport lady and her current battle with an extremely rare cancer.
“Her name is Katie Froggatt and many of Katie’s friends and family are trying to do fundraisers currently to help pay for lifesaving treatment and a prosthetic nose.
“Katie has a little two-year-old daughter and is desperate for more time with her family, husband and daughter.
“The more people that get to know Katie’s story and donate, the better.
“This Friday there is a big fundraising walk planned as well by a friend of Katie’s, Nicola Patterson.
“We will be meeting at 7.30pm at Bargain Booze in Ainsdale and walking to Birkdale, as bright and sparkly as we can possibly be please.
“It will be a minimum donation of £10 donated on the night to do the walk but you can donate as much as you want.
“We have secured a VIP spot in Birkdale for the walk ‘after party‘. This is where we will do the raffle so we will also be selling raffle tickets on the night and we have some absolutely amazing prizes to win and also some major things for auction.
“We will also have karaoke on the night too.”
Another friend of Katie’s, Paul Reynolds, will be taking part in a 12K run in Ibiza on 1st April to raise money for her.
He said: “Last year Katie found out she had cancer of the nose and underwent a big operation to remove the growth, and along with it a good part of her nose. This was then followed up with radiotherapy treatment with the hope that the cancer wouldn’t return.
“After looking forward to nose reconstruction just before Christmas our worst fears were back and unfortunately, she had to have the whole nose removed as the cancer had come back with such force, while also finding a couple of nodules on her lungs she is now waiting for a prosthetic nose and undergoing Targeted Radiotherapy and Immunotherapy along with alternative treatments.
“Katie, Steve and baby Myla are some of our closest friends and the most beautiful family.
“Katie is somebody who everyone needs in their life as she brings so much happiness into the room and to everyone she’s around, she has the most fantastic energy and strength and if the world had more Katies in it we would have a much happier place to live in, so to see her going through all this is beyond devastating for all of us!
“So please if you can help me out to raise money for our incredible friends’ treatment!”