Today’s Women Of Wisdom is a little different, the women today is no longer with us on earth. The woman is Faye, she lost her life at the age of 27 to cervical cancer. The more I learn about this beautiful women the more my heart breaks. It has however driven me to earn as much as I can for this cause. Faye deserves to be a women of wisdom!
I wanted to share with you Faye’s best friends words:
My beautiful & brave best friend! Faye’s story in my words…..
So my life long best friend, was 24 years old had symptoms and was point-blank refused a smear because she was under 25!! After months and months of endless trips to the doctors Faye had a smear. Never forget that phone call i had been back from my hols a day and she rung me up, I immediately asked her if she had got to the bottom of her health issues…… nothing could ever prepare me for what she was about to tell me. “Cheryl I need you to sit down, I’ve had my tests back and I’ve got cervical cancer” my heart broke I wept buckets! “Its ok I’m booked in for an operation, They can remove it”. So September 2010 Faye had her op and a few weeks later was clear!!! I would have done cartwheels if I could actually do them!!!
24th October 2011 it was a Monday Faye had some tests done due to growth she had found her results was due today. Two days previous to this I found out I was pregnant with my first. Faye phoned me at work, “Cheryl its back, they can’t help me” I remember I could feel her ache in my own heart like she was my twin. “Faye please fight do all you can because I’m going to be making you an auntie next year!” Faye’s screams your pregnant!!!! I promise I will hold your baby!!
Well Faye held my baby, she walked down the aisle with me as my maid of honour October 2012. But Faye’s health deteriorated and was hospitalised in Feb 2013, we held a sponsored walk to raise money for private treatment, Faye managed to get out of hospital to meet us all at the end of the walk we raised over 3k for treatment. But sadly before we could book treatment Faye’s health took a turn for the worse and she was admitted to a hospice. Faye lost her battle with Cervical Cancer 30th March 2013 aged 27. Faye was an only child and had no children of her own. In her memory The Faye Knowles Chapman Foundation was born. Raising awareness of Cervical Cancer and Screening and educating young ladies on the importance of screening and about HPV.
Dance in paradise xxxxx
You can learn more about the foundation at their Website
As you know I have made it my personal mission to raise money this month for the charity, I have given myself a target of £450 but since learning that this amount will only pay for 2 girls under the NHS testing age to get a private test done which cost between £200 and £250 depending on clinics I am hoping to exceed my goal amount and I need your help to do this.
So if you would like to be featured as a Women Of Wisdom or know someone who would like to be featured then they can APPLY HERE there is a small fee of £30/ $39 US DOLLARS to be featured and 50% of this fee is going to The Fay Knowles Chapman Foundation. I would love your help to share this post, tag your friends, do whatever you can so we can raise awareness and help some girls out.
If Faye had been tested sooner who knows what would have happened but I bet I would not be writing this post. I would probably be interviewing her in person as she seems the kind of person from what I have been told could have and would have done amazing things. Faye still is in memory and her legacy lives on in the hearts of all that knew her and her story will save so many young girls and women.
I thank you once again for all your support, I really do appreciate it, I know that the foundation appreciate it, Faye’s best friend and mother do too.
Have a wonderful day.