A SINGLE mum with cancer had the “best night in years” after loved ones rallied round to help pay for her treatment.

“Overwhelmed” Stephanie Scullion, from Castlemilk, has been blown away after pals raised £6,000 to help her fight her “extremely rare” sarcoma.

It comes after the 36-year-old was left devastated when she found out her heartburn, back pain, and indigestion had been symptoms of cancer in 2020, just before lockdown.

Glasgow Times: Stephanie was blown away by the supportStephanie was blown away by the support

But the brave young mum has vowed to keep fighting for her seven-year-old child, Savannah, as she is “not ready to leave her.”

Stephanie’s condition normally affects bones and soft tissue however tragically the 36-year-old’s has taken over her left lung and is now attached to her heart.

She hopes to travel to Mexico to attend a Hope4Cancer centre to give her more time to watch her child grow up, but it could cost up to £60,000.

Now friends and family have raised thousands with a special fundraiser at the King's Park Hotel in Glasgow hosted a DJ, major prizes, and games.

Tickets were £20 and all money going towards securing treatment for the brave parent as she fights to keep her sarcoma at bay.

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Stephanie said: “I had the best night that I have had in absolute years.

“It was so emotional and overwhelmed it was happy tears and I just smiled the full nights To see the amount of people that actually turned up I was so overwhelmed, I can't even put into words how it made me feel.

“It meant the absolute world to me and my wee girl.

“To see how happy my mum was that night was so lovely to see, I can’t want everyone enough.

“Seeing everyone gather round to help you, words just can’t describe it.”

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The cancer treatment center in Tijuana offers "multi-dimensional recovery" programmes which fight the condition through "non-toxic treatment plans".

After consultation with doctors, Stephanie was told they can offer and trial a range of laser therapies to target her cancer therefore improving her quality of life.

It comes after NHS doctors tried to remove her lung at the Golden Jubilee in Clydebank, but sadly realised during the nine-hour operation she would not survive the procedure if they did so.

She had faced six gruelling months of chemotherapy to prepare her body for the surgery but was distraught to be told it was unsuccessful when she woke up after it.

Despite her heartbreaking situation, Stephanie is determined to stay positive for Savannah and won’t give up hope.

Stephanie previously told the Glasgow Times: “My whole world has just crumbled around me. I am so scared for my wee girl.

“I’m also angry this has happened to my family. Savannah is only seven. She doesn’t deserve to lose her mum.

“I had pain in my back and breathlessness, which at first doctors put down to stress and anxiety, but then I started to get really bad heartburn in my chest.

“After that, I started coughing blood and got scans before finding out I had cancer and there is no cure or way to save me.

“I need this treatment in Mexico for my little girl. I’m just not ready to leave her.”

 

 

Stephanie said: "I'd like to thank Kevin from Nurture, one group who donated £5,000 towards the cause.

"I would also like to thank the other buisnesses who donated money including, Duries Bc, Little monsters inflatables, Mjs Cherished Occasions, Day to day Kyle square, Kings news, David cox butchers, Brighside homes, Top tech repairs, Desmond Maguire, Jones Whyte solicitors, Claim solutions Scotland, RPR skips, Ryan Plant hire LTD, Baba g, imoto X, Pam's.paws, Mia Bella, Scotty tours, and Davie Sneddon @Snap on tools."

You can donate to Stephanie’s gofundme here.