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A brave West Country mum has been told she has just a few years left to live after being diagnosed with stage four cancer. While pregnant, Hannah Hocking was diagnosed with leg cancer four years ago.

Surgeons were able to remove it from her shin after she gave birth. Hannah, who lives in Plymouth, also had to remove her lymph nodes from her inguinal gland due to the cancer spreading.

She had been cancer free since then – but her world was shattered when she was diagnosed with melanoma cancer in September 2021. A fundraiser has now been set up to help her create special memories with her loved ones and paying for nutritional supplements such as kale powder and manuka honey which Hannah says helps her stay alive, reports Plymouth Live.

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The 33-year-old, who has four young sons, said she suffered from chronic pain and had been bedridden for months and had only just regained her mobility. Due to the pain, she was referred to Rowcroft Hospice in Torquay by doctors and stayed there for two months where they helped her learn to walk again.

The fundraiser was organized by her loving partner of ten years, Lee Paddock, who said he wanted to fulfill Hannah’s wish to spend the rest of her life creating fond memories with her four beautiful sons aged four, seven , 14 and 16 years old. .

Hannah would like to go abroad for the first time with her family, take driving lessons in order to get a mobility car for the family and continue to use her domestic supplements which are expensive because she has to use them daily. Hannah told PlymouthLive: “I had cancer four years ago in my shin when I was pregnant, it grew when I was pregnant, and after giving birth I had a large excision on my leg to get rid of the cancer – I also had a few lymph nodes removed in my groin where it had spread.

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“I was the one who found the lump and acted quickly on it. I went to all my hospital appointments every week and suffered from chronic pain for over a month at home with my kids, they ended up putting me in hospice to manage my pain because it was so bad.

She continued: “I take 30 tablets a day, I have to take nineteen in the evening and twelve in the morning. Six of them being huge chemo pills, there are nine chemo pills in the evening and three in the morning, that’s a lot.

“I’m fit, healthy, I don’t smoke. I quit drinking years ago, changed my life and got a job, and then this cancer appeared. It completely destroyed my life and I have four children.

Hannah’s partner has set up a fundraiser to raise money for a family holiday abroad which she says could be her last (Image: Hannah Hocking)

A total of £770 has been raised via the GoFundMe page and it is hoped that £10,000 will be raised in total, to support Hannah’s final wishes for her family. Speaking about fundraising, Hannah said, “I want to fundraise to spend, maybe my last vacation, with all my kids.

“It will actually be our first vacation abroad. I want to go away for a few weeks because it will be the only vacation we can have. I don’t want to have to worry about money when we are on vacation and I want them provide the best vacation they have had.I hope to live for more than two years on my home medication supplements.

“I did a lot of research and many terminal cancer patients are still alive ten years later because they took home medicine with green vegetables.”

Hannah said she uses kale powder for a daily drink, vitamins, manuka honey and pomegranate – which is an antioxidant – and when she had a CT scan she said the doctor was impressed with how the cancer treatment had worked. She thinks the home supplements may have helped her progress and wants to continue taking them.

One product Hannah mentioned was manuka honey, which she says she uses daily and can probably only get about five glasses from a jar. She said that due to the cost of home supplements, such as honey, she would like to be able to use the funds raised for this purpose.

“Every penny helps and if anyone can contribute – even if it’s £2 each – that’s something. I don’t like asking for things but I don’t really have any other choice and I have need to take the kids on a big vacation. It will also help me pay for all the things I need because this manuka honey is a powerful antioxidant but expensive and only a small jar.”

To support Hannah and her family, you can donate on the GoFundMe page.

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