Una Healy shares friend’s wish for medical treatment in Mexico: ‘I can’t fly, so fishing trawler, cargo ship…would be so grateful’
CervicalCheck activist Lynsey Bennett shared an update on her cancer treatment with her followers online and appealed for help with the next step in her recovery journey.
he mother-of-two received pembro immunotherapy treatment in Ireland but last night posted a video on Instagram saying her current treatment was not working.
Ms Bennett underwent four weeks of intensive treatment in Mexico earlier this year, which proved successful, and she said she should return there for further care as a matter of priority.
“I’m desperately trying to find a way to get back to Mexico because that’s where I got my best results and felt the best I could be,” she said.
Ms Bennett, who was diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer in 2017, said previous treatment in Mexico led to a decrease in her cancer.
However, due to the risk of blood clots from air travel, the Longford native cannot fly to Mexico and as a result faces a difficult journey from Ireland to the treatment center in Cancun. – which could possibly include a mixture of boat, car and train travel.
Ms Bennett said taking a cruise ship is not an option as it takes too long and the return time for a return trip to Ireland is too short. She said cruises to Mexico would also leave her with a 50-hour drive to the treatment center.
She called on anyone who can help with the transport, including by fishing trawler or yacht, to get in touch and help her make her “Christmas wish” come true.
“Going back to Mexico is my number one priority, going back to my place of healing where the results speak for themselves. Their type of treatment is the one my body responded best to,” she said.
“It’s just a shame I can’t fly, so fishing trawler, freighter or yacht whoever is heading to America: if you can help with any part of the journey…i would be so grateful.
“It’s a 50 hour drive from Miami to Cancun. Cozumel – if I was able to get there – is a ferry ride to Playa del Carmen and then a car ride to Cancun. New York is c “It’s days on the train to Cancun. The journey is incredibly awkward, but I truly believe it’s worth it,” she added.
Ms Bennett was joined in her appeal by her close friend, singer Una Healy. The former Girls Aloud member posted a photo of the couple on Instagram urging members of the public to find a solution to her friend’s travel issues.
“Please help my friend Lynsey. She needs to find a safe way to get back to Mexico for treatment…if you can go to her @cancerwithgratitude page and watch her latest video thank you xx,” she wrote below the post.
Ms Bennett has also confirmed she will have a PET scan in January as her doctors suspect the blood-thinning medication she is currently taking could cause her tumors to bleed.
She said she was looking at different options, but if none are viable, any medical professional can do that to put her “at ease.”
The mother-of-two said she loved her life and wanted to do everything she could to make sure she could continue to enjoy it. In her closing remarks, she thanked her supporters and asked them to help her do so.
“I ask you to please help me again…I love you all so much and appreciate each and every one of you and all you have done to help me so far,” he said. she declared.
“That’s, I guess, my Christmas wish. Thank you.”