A woman who studied in Nottinghamshire has been diagnosed with Stomach Cancer after returning home for a holiday to China to visit family
What was supposed to be a joyous holiday back to China for a trip to visit family has turned into a heartbreaking ordeal for a young woman and her loved ones in Nottinghamshire.
Shuyu Zheng, who is known as Gwen was enjoying time with her family when she became seriously ill.
Her concerned family rushed her to the hospital, where subsequent blood tests and CT scans revealed the devastating truth of her diagnosis.
Gwen was diagnosed with stage four stomach cancer which has spread to her lymph nodes, liver, lungs, and bones.
"Gwen is a remarkable individual who graduated with a master's degree from the University of Nottingham in 2019/2020," said her partner Matty Newton who is currently by her side in China.
Matty was a part of the championship Southwell City football side two years ago and is well-known in the area.
"During her time at the university, she formed numerous friendships and it was also where our relationship blossomed.
"After being diagnosed, Gwen is now undergoing chemotherapy treatment to combat the aggressive disease.
"However, the healthcare system in China operates on a fee basis, and until she is well enough to return to the UK for further treatment, we find ourselves facing significant financial challenges.
"I have initiated a GoFundMe fundraiser for Gwen and would greatly appreciate your help."
The GoFundMe page is here: Fundraiser by Mathew Newton : Fundraiser for Gwen’s Chemotherapy Treatment. (gofundme.com)
So far the fund has raised just over £10,000 but with treatment ongoing, the amount necessary is more.
A target of £40,000 has been set.
Matty has played for football teams including Southwell City, Dunkirk, Carlton Town, and Calverton Miners Welfare.
Southwell City will be hosting a charity football game between their league champion side from 2021/2022 which Matty played in, up against his Sunday side, Vale FC .
A Facebook page has been set up for Gwen to share her weekly chemotherapy updates with the hope that it offers solace and hope to individuals who may be going through similar situations. https://m.facebook.com/groups/1280768802612005/ref=share
Matty said he appreciates any donations and asked if people can also spread the word to raise awareness.