She’s raised more than €20,000 already.
And when 26-year-old Jenny Murphy wakes up after a four-hour operation today, her friends are hoping she’ll get a kick out of seeing even more donations pouring in for Sarcoma UK, the charity she thoughtfully set up a fundraiser for less than 24 hours ago.
Jenny, from Cork, is battling cancer for the third time.
Yesterday she explained to her Instagram followers that during surgery today at Stanmore Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Middlesex in the UK, doctors will be removing the top section of her right pelvis, where the tumour is growing.
Opening a Go Fund Me page for the charity yesterday, Jenny explained: “After being diagnosed with cancer for a third time, I have decided to raise money for Sarcoma UK.
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“Sarcoma UK is a national charity that funds vital research, offers support for anyone affected by sarcoma cancer and campaigns for better treatments. It is the only cancer charity in the UK focusing on all types of sarcoma.”
“Sarcomas can occur absolutely anywhere in the body, and the earlier they are found, the higher the chance of survival.”
Just hours after launching, Jenny’s Go Fund Me page has already raised £22,044 of her £25,000 target, with donations flooding in from all over Ireland and UK.
“I’d love for her to raise as much as possible by the time she wakes up from her surgery!” said her friend, Aisling McCarthy.
Want to help make Jenny’s day? You can donate here.