WARRINGTON mother of two Louise Hulme is on her way to America for surgery to remove a stage four brain tumour following a 48-hour delay, after being refused her flight due to embassy red tape.
Louise and her husband Kev, from Fearnhead, Warrington, who launched a special fund-raising appeal for pioneering surgery in America, are now on their way to Phoenix.
If all goes to plan Louise will have the operation to remove the tumour on 19th May.
Louise’s brother in law – Andy Walton, who has been supporting fund-raising from his deep sea diving job in Taiwan said: “Both Louise and Kevin were under so much strain as they had got to London Heathrow and some technicality of embassy paperwork due to medical reason for travel became an issue and they were
refused on their flight.
“Fortunately British Airways have been outstanding and looked after them in London for 48 hours whilst the issue was resolved and I’m happy to say they have taken off to Phoenix via Miami in the last few minutes!
“British Airways even upgraded them to business class to make Louise’s journey more comfortable and memorable.”
Since publishing Louise’s story the Ivy Brain Tumor Center where she is set to undergo her operation contacted Warrington-Worldwide.
Melinda Langdon, Director of Marketing & Communications said: “Thank you so much for sharing this story about Louise Hulme to raise awareness of her fundraiser and the realities of brain cancer.
“Louise is traveling to the US to participate in a clinical trial. This research program offers a lot of hope for patients like Louise. We are 100% committed to an innovative clinical trial approach that rapidly identifies new, effective treatments and will lead to a cure for brain cancer.”
Devoted husband Kev launched the fund-raising page to help raise the funds to send his childhood sweetheart and wife of 27 years to the Ivy Brain Tumour Centre in Phoenix, Arizona.
The funds started rolling in after he launched a Go Fundme page entitled “Louise’s Story – Living with Brain Cancer & COVID-19” after using time during lockdown to research her condition.
The fund-raising appeal has so far raised over £85,000 since being launched at the beginning of May.
Meanwhile Louise’s friends and family are carrying on with the fundraising with an Online Family Quiz, Bingo, Raffle & Auction, professionally hosted via QuizLive tomorrow, Thursday 13th May at 7pm!
You could be in the chance to win one of the amazing prizes listed below all whilst raising money for a very worthy cause! 🎗🤍
🏖A weeks STAYCATION at Hafan Y Mor Haven Holiday park, Pwllheli, North Wales
🏰 3 Night stay in Rattray Country Estate, Scotland for 2 people with 2 day Salmon fishing experience
📺 Euros 2021 kit – Including TV, Gazebo, BBQ and beers
⚽️ Overnight stay at Hotel Football Manchester (including dinner & breakfast)
🍴 £100, £50, £25 food voucher for any GREENKING pub/restaurant
👕 A 2014/2015 signed Manchester United FC shirt
🍽 Fine dining for 2 people at Terrace Bistro, Stockton Heath
🍺🍷🥃 a selection of beers, wines & spirits
& So much more!!
Tickets are sold via the link below at just £10-
Meanwile donations can still be made on line via