A young mother-of-two who thought she had heartburn was devastated to be diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer and a fundraiser has been launched in a desperate bid to save her life after NHS medics said they had done all they could for her. 

Following her September 2020 diagnosis, Ms. Walton had chemotherapy. However, 60 per cent was removed from her liver. Unfortunately the cancer returned.

Now, her liver is a mass again. Just before Halloween 2021 she received the devastating news that her cancer had spread and was now terminal. 

Two children are born to the 29-year old, Harry (7 years) and Mia (5 years).   

Ms. Walton was told by radiotherapy that she could not use SIRT (Selective Internal Radiation Therapy). This would allow her to see her children growing up.

But the therapy is not available on the NHS and will cost £35,000 to have privately.  

To be successful, her treatment must take place in December.

Amie Walton with children Harry, seven, and Mia, five, (pictured) has stage 4 bowel cancer which has spread to her liver and lungs and doctors have told her there is nothing more they can do

Amie Walton (pictured with Harry, 7-year-old, and Mia (5 year old) is suffering from stage 4 bowel carcinoma. It has now spread to her liver, lungs, and liver. Doctors have advised her that there’s nothing they can do.

Chris Mills is her fiance, and she has vowed that Amie will be saved by Chris Mills’ family and Jess Davies. 

Ms Davies, 30, from Sutton Coldfield, said: ‘When you’re growing up, you expect your parents are going to go so you prepare yourself for that but you never think you are going to lose your best friend, that children are going to lose their mum. 

Ms Walton’s sickness led her son, who was sick at the time, to ask his mother heartbreaking questions while Ms Davies was applying makeup on his sister for Halloween.

Ms Walton (pictured) was diagnosed in September 2020. She had chemotherapy and 60 per cent of her liver was removed but sadly the cancer came back

Ms. Walton (pictured above) was diagnosed with cancer in September 2020. Ms. Walton was treated with chemotherapy, and 60% of her liver was removed. However, the cancer returned.

Her best friend and Godmother, Ms Davies, said that Harry and Mia were little dreams. 

‘We were supposed to be getting together for Halloween but Amie had just been told she was being put on palliative care and didn’t feel like it so I said I’d take the kids trick or treating.

‘I was doing Mia’s make-up and I saw Harry go up to Amie and say: ‘Are you going to die?’ His voice was trembling. 

And Amie said: ‘I am, but I’m going to keep fighting, OK?’

Amie was there with Harry, cuddling him. I looked at Mia and she had one tear which had dropped down her make-up.

I said to her: ‘she’s going to be alright’ and winked, and she grinned at me.

Chris, ‘Amie’s fiancé, sat down with his head in the hands. This is why we have to do everything we can to help them. 

‘They want to do this operation in December so we basically have four weeks to save her life.’ 

Best friend Jess Davies (pictured right) has helped launch a fundraiser to raise £35,000 in four weeks for SIRT therapy which could prolong Ms Walton's (pictured left) life

Best friend Jess Davies (pictured right) has helped launch a fundraiser to raise £35,000 in four weeks for SIRT therapy which could prolong Ms Walton’s (pictured left) life

SIRT is a type of internal radiotherapy used to treat secondary and sometimes primary liver tumours that cannot be removed with surgery.

While not a cure, it could prolong her life and enable her to have further treatment.

Amie, who is due to turn 30 in January and is looking forward to marrying engineer Chris, said: ‘Words can’t describe how grateful I am for all the people who have donated. If it wasn’t for them, it wouldn’t be possible for me to get the treatment I need.

“I appeal to people to keep sharing and donating. I’m not ready to go anywhere just yet, I want to stay with my babies.’

A charity event will be held at Walsall Rugby Club on Saturday, December 4, as part of Amie’s Big Fun Fundraiser.

The event is organized by Ms Davies and Ms Walton’s siblings, as well as her friends who are called AmiesArmy.

The fundraising event coming up is to raise thousands of pounds for Ms Walton's (right) treatment before December, as that is when it is expected to be most successful. Ms Walton wants to keep going and see her children (centre and left) grow up

This fundraising event will raise thousands for Ms Walton’s treatment (right), before December. It is most expected to succeed. Ms Walton is determined to continue her efforts and watch her (left and centre) children grow up.

There will be DJs and face painting. A bouncy castle and raffle will also be available. The date auction will take place from noon until late.  

Ms Walton used to work at a cafe and thought that she suffered from severe heartburn. 

She believed her symptoms were identical to what her grandmother and mother had experienced for years. 

Her best friend said: ‘She tried tablets but they only worked for a couple of hours then it came back.

Eventually I persuaded her to go to the doctors and she was sent for a scan.’

First, Ms. Walton was diagnosed with a blood clot. However, she was called back by doctors urgently to learn that she has cancer.   

Ms Davies said: ‘I’ll never forget that day.

 ‘Amie sent me a text which read: ‘It’s bad news. I’ve got cancer. I can’t talk. They can’t do anything. Later, talk.Talk later.

“I fell on the ground and dropped my phone.” I felt angry she couldn’t call me. So, I got up and went back. She was sitting there and, when I walked in, she just collapsed with her head on my shoulder.

‘It was at that moment that I said I will keep going until it’s the last thing I do.’

Ms Walton (second left) with her children Mia, 5, (left) and Harry, 7, (centre) and best friend Ms Davies (right)

Ms Walton (second from left) is pictured with Harry, 7-year-old, and Mia, 5 year old. Ms Davies, her best friend, is right.

Chris proposed to Amie on Christmas Day and the couple are looking forward to being married.

Ms Davies said: ‘We are refusing to give up on Amie and willing to try everything to give her a second chance.

‘I don’t understand why SIRT is no longer available, it offers a good survival rate. The consultant has said he thinks the selective internal radiation therapy will work. 

‘Once Amie has had this treatment, it will help her to have a big operation that will hopefully cure her.

“She is both my best friend as well as the best mom. She is the type of person who would do anything for anyone and would never want anything in return.

“Amie has great sense of humor and is very funny. 

‘I am determined to raise the money for her to continue living – her children and Chris need her more than anything.

She is currently in survival mode. Nothing is stopping her. It is extremely tough for her but she is positive and the support is keeping her going. You can see the fight in her eyes and we are strong believers that miracles do happen.’

A JustGiving page has been set up and has already raised more than £17,000. Here is where you can donate.

Are there any common signs and symptoms of bowel carcinoma? 

Over 90% of patients with bowel carcinoma have one of these symptoms.

A persistent change in bowel habit – pooing more often, with looser, runnier poos and sometimes tummy (abdominal) pain.

Blood in the stools without other symptoms of piles (haemorrhoids) – this makes it unlikely the cause is haemorrhoids.

Abdominal pain, discomfort or bloating always brought on by eating – sometimes resulting in a reduction in the amount of food eaten and weight loss.

A condition in which you have difficulty passing your stool more often than usual, called constipation, is rare.

These symptoms are not indicative of bowel cancer.

What is the best time to seek medical advice?

If you experience any symptoms that are consistent with bowel cancer, consult your doctor.

Source: NHS