Cathie Rodgers and her husband Bill thought that retiring to Spain after living in Lanarkshire would be nothing but sun, sea and sand. 

But since moving to spain Cathie, 71, has become extremely ill - and her family want more than anything to bring her home. 

Diagnosed initally with lung cancer at the end of 2018, Cathie was initially put into remission. However, she has since suffered a series of injuries including a broken back and sepsis, and her tumours have returned. 

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Cathie's family were devastated when Cathie's most recent PET scan showed that she had Metastatis, and that her tumours would be inoperable. 

As she is unable to fly in a standard domestic flight because her tumours are in her back, the family are now frantically trying to gather the £17,000 for an air ambulance to bring Cathie Home. 

Pamela Rodgers, Cathie's 43 year old daughter has launched a crowdfunder, writing:

"Mum is in excruciating pain.

"She has been in hospital for a month where she looks at four walls 24 hours a day. The TV does not have any English speaking channels and she has very limited visitors.

"We know that mum is possibly going to die (medically we have been told she has six months), but we cannot let that happen here in Spain who have a very different approach to pain control and palliative care.

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"We need to get her into a hospice back in Scotland where firstly they can get her pain under control and she will have lots of visitors and stimulation to keep her going for as long as possible."

Glasgow Times: Pamela, 43, and her mother Cathie, 71Pamela, 43, and her mother Cathie, 71

Pamela told the Evening Times: 

"We're doing as much as we can right now. Time is of the essence, and we just want to get her home as quickly as possible. 

"Mum is extremely poorly, and she isn't going to get any better. 

"People have been extremely generous so far and I'm delighted and humbled by the support.

"We just need that little bit of an extra push to reach our target."

In three days the crowdfunder has raised £13,338 of the £17,000 goal. 

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