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'I have a two year-old-daughter and I don’t want to die' ... Cancer patient needs your help

Published:Friday | March 11, 2016 | 3:00 AMJason Cross

After being diagnosed with cervical cancer on February 16, a Heidi-Ann Douglas Lloyd, 35-year-old St Catherine resident, is worried about dying and leaving behind her two-year-old daughter. She is appealing to the public for financial assistance.

After many attempts, Douglas Lloyd thought she could not conceive. However, about two years ago, she got a breakthrough and became pregnant.

Very soon afterwards, Douglas Lloyd developed serious medical problems and it was believed by medical professionals, that neither she nor her daughter would survive. Both survived, however.

Shortly after Douglas Lloyd overcame that obstacle, she was presented with another problem. She was told by her doctor that she had developed stage three cervical cancer, and if she does not receive treatment soon, she would die.

"When I went there to see him (the doctor), he had recommended me to do a biopsy. I did the biopsy. When he got back the result ... he's saying that I don't have time on my hands, and if I don't get treatment, I will die. Honestly, I have a two year-old-daughter and I don't want to die," Douglas Lloyd told The Gleaner.

Cervical cancer occurs due to abnormal cell growth in the cervix. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus that opens into the vagina.

The cost for Douglas Lloyd's radiotherapy treatment is US$13,065 or the Jamaican equivalent of $1,541,745.

Heidi needs your help. She is appealing to anyone who is willing and able to assist her financially to help her to meet her target. Funds may be donated to her Scotiabank Portmore Pines account - 512484.