A woman from Lincoln with incurable cancer was “gobsmacked” when she found out that her friends had set up a fundraiser to send her to Disneyland.
Helen Bullen, 31, was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphona in February and has now been told by doctors that it cannot be cured.
As soon as her friends heard the news about the diagnosis they, decided to set up a fundraiser to send Helen to Disneyland.
The fundraising page was set up on Saturday, September 8 and has already raised £2,295 out of the £2,500 target.
Lots of messages of support poured in with the donations, with people saying that Helen is “unbelievably brave” and an “inspiration.”
Disneyland holds a special place in Helen’s heart, as it was the place that her husband proposed to her.
She told The Lincolnite: “It is a very special place for us. We were snuggling in the park and I asked him when he was going to propose. He said ‘how about now?’ and got down on one knee.
“I was gobsmacked when I first found out about the fundraiser. I did not know why anyone would do that for me. I have been involved in charity work before but it’s so different when it happens to you.”
When Helen was diagnosed with cancer, she decided to set up a Facebook page called ‘The Awkward Cancer Patient’ where she shares her journey.
Helen is planning on taking her whole family to Disneyland around Christmas time and is most looking forward to taking on the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster.