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Kelly Rowland pledges generous donation to cancer sufferer

today02/07/2021

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Singer Kelly Rowland has donated $39,000 (£28,000) to a crowdfunding campaign to help a Northern Irish woman seek potentially life-saving drug treatment for breast cancer.

TV production co-ordinator Julie Lillis has been battling the disease since September, and after undergoing multiple rounds of chemotherapy and surgery, she was told the tumours had started to grow again.

A specialist suggested she try a new drug which has produced promising results in clinical trials, but as it’s yet to be approved for use by officials at Britain’s National Health Service, she would have to fund the cost herself.

She set up a GoFundMe page on 19 June to help achieve her $111,000 (£80,000) goal for the “much-needed lifeline”, and a week later, Destiny’s Child star Rowland made her generous pledge in the name of her two sons with husband Tim Weatherspoon – Titan, six, and five-month-old Noah.

A stunned Lillis told BelfastLive.co.uk, “It’s such an amazing act of kindness, (I was) so taken back by the donation.”

“I’ve had donations from Australia, America, Switzerland and locally – I can’t believe how far my page has reached,” she added.

“I’m so grateful for each and every person who has helped.”

Lillis has since sailed past her GoFundMe target, with the campaign generating more than $133,000 (£96,000) in donations as of Thursday.

Written by: Rother Radio News


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