STARTING 10th of FEBRUARY, 2021
To my friends old and new,
I would like to include you in my journey. Some of you have noticed my silence in recent months, and I now find it important to share with you my current circumstances.
I have been diagnosed with cancer and am not a candidate for surgery or standard treatment due to the size and location of the tumour. I have been advised by my oncologist to seek targeted treatments which are available only in Germany and Switzerland, not in England where I live.
Since having landed in hospital for three blood transfusions due to extreme haemorrhage last December, it is clear that time is of the essence and there is urgency to start targeted treatments in a knowledgeable environment, as my symptoms are getting stronger. In addition, as border crossing rules are changing daily due to COVID-19, I feel the urgency to get to Europe as soon as possible for treatment.
My oncologist has advised an integrative approach to take the best of conventional and holistic medicine for my specific case, and she has suggested to foresee three rounds of targeted treatments (potentiated specialized chemo and radiotherapies, as well as embolization procedure among other treatments) over the course of one year, with a projected cost of £300'000. This sum is impossible for me to meet on my own, and I am asking for your help to reach my goal. I am acutely aware that this is a very difficult time for us all, and I welcome your healing thoughts, prayers, donations, or just spreading the word to people you know who have the means and wish to help.
I have a six year old daughter, Leila, whom I desperately want to watch grow up, blossom and reach her dreams. I know in my heart of hearts this is a blessing to learn the lessons I need to learn, and I am determined to make deep changes within myself to ultimately bloom and thrive as a result of this journey of Life!
I would be honoured if you wish to walk this journey with me.
With all the warmth and gratitude I can muster,
London, 10th of February, 2021
Stiftfestival, Netherlands August 2015
UPDATE 17th of February, 2021
I am overwhelmed and deeply moved by the love you are sending me since the beginning of the campaign, just a few short days ago… It has been an incredible week and I am humbled by your graciousness.
Thanks to your donations I have made it to Germany - I still cannot believe it.
Despite having been reassured in the UK about the condition of my kidneys, here in Germany I was urgently submitted to an emergency procedure that, together with four blood transfusions, has saved my kidney function, endangered by the nearby tumor. I am now looking forward to starting the path of treatments (potentiated specialized chemo and radiotherapies, as well as embolization procedure among others) for which I have come to Germany.
I live in the greatest gratitude to be surrounded by such an immense amount of love and support. Please know that your comments are an enormous source of strength for me, and serve as the wind beneath my wings...
UPDATE 22nd of March, 2021
Thank you for your ongoing support for Corinne.
She continues to read your beautiful and uplifting messages with much gratitude.
Thanks to your donations, Corinne was able to travel to Germany in February. Despite having been reassured in the UK about the condition of her kidneys. In Germany, she was urgently submitted to an emergency procedure, together with four blood transfusions, has saved her kidney function, endangered by the nearby tumor.
Since then, she has been hospitalized three more times to receive a total of 10 blood transfusions, two CT scans as well as the embolization procedure which has resulted in a small amount of tumor shrinkage. At the clinic, she has started targeted IPT chemotherapy which has to be suspended because of a very strong infection.
After full IV antibiotic treatment, she was resuming the IPT chemotherapy as well as local hypothermia, vitamin and blood mineral infusions among other treatments.
Unfortunately, during the last night, her condition has worsened and she was sent to emergencies. A team of doctors and radiologists coming from several clinics and hospitals were supposed to come together this week to discuss further plans and next steps. Let’s hope that her condition will be stabilized soon.
She needs all our prayers right now.
Photo: Corinne hand on Irene’s hand
UPDATE 23rd of March, 2021
This morning, at around 3:00am, and after having battled a very rare and aggressive form of cancer so courageously for the last 12 months, Corinne Chapelle passed away, after experiencing a devastating stroke.
For the last two months, since the beginning of the crowdfunding campaign, Corinne had been receiving treatments and surgeries in a clinic and hospitals in Germany, while living with the greatest gratitude, deeply touched by the overwhelming amount of affection and love towards her.
She spent her last 10 days in the company of her dear friend, Irene, and received the most loving and caring medical assistance.
Her partner David, whom she met 10 years ago through their common love of chamber music, was able to hold her, talk to her, comfort her and kiss her for hours before she finally let go, peacefully and painlessly.
An enormous thank you goes to all those who participated and worked so hard for Corinne’s campaign, to the 1942 and other private donors that gave her a chance of healing and possibility to stay alive as long as she did, and to her beloved friends and dear family for the endless support.
She leaves behind her 6 year old daughter Leila, who will be taken care of by David, Leila’s father and Corinne’s partner for the last 10 years.
The crowdfunding page www.JustGiving.com/crowdfunding/help-corinne-chapelle will be active for donations until her final service. More news soon.