Ed and Karen Stewart, Dublin, Ireland parents are diagnosed with terminal cancer as they seek to enjoy their last months with their three children.
Ed and Karen Stewart a Dublin, husband and wife with three kids have mere months to live after both being diagnosed with terminal cancer.
The Irish husband and wife were given the tragic news within weeks of each other and are now trying to savor their remaining time with their children.
The couple have reports the UK’s sun have urged other parents to go straight to the doctor if they are feeling unwell and to make as many memories as possible with their families.
Karen, 36, had previously beaten neuroblastoma but was told earlier this year it had returned 16 years after her original diagnosis.
Neuroblastoma according to the American Cancer Society is a debilitating condition that affects the the central nervous system, which consists of the brain, spinal cord, and the nerves that reach out from them to all areas of the body.
Husband Ed, 42, was then told in May that he had terminal pancreatic cancer.
Pancreatic cancer according to the Cancer Treatment Center of America is an aggressive form of cancer that develops in the tissues of the pancreas involves the body organ in the abdomen behind the lower part of the stomach which aids in digestion.
The parents’ illnesses’ led to friends launching a campaign to raise money for the couple to enjoy their final months with their children, 10-year-old Keeva, 8-year-old Finn and 4-year-old Erin.
Told Karen via RSVP magazine: ‘If you have pain, go get it checked, if you have a lump, get it checked.
‘It might be nothing but could be something. Don’t leave it until it’s too late.
‘If you have a pain, especially if you have it weeks, you should seek medical advice.’
Friends of the Stewarts have set up a GoFundMe page to help this young couple and their children raise €31,000 ($40,300) at time of publishing for their final months as a family.
The Karen and ‘Ed’s Making Memories fund,’ page reads: ‘The aim of the fund is help raise some money so Karen and Ed can make as many memories as possible with their three gorgeous babies.’
One well-wisher who has donated already wrote: ‘My heart goes out to the children all will be well god has a plan stay strong.’
Another said: ‘Hope you get your target and get to make your forever memories.’
While another well wisher implored the Ed and Karen to continue the fight, in the face of what the medical industry would otherwise say of the Dublin couple’s fate.
Wrote the individual, ‘Please, do NOT stop dreaming for your future!!! Use medical canabis oil. You fin it legal in the Netherlands….and you will survive and see your childeren grow up! I bag you ….go on tbe internet and google it…it is NOT a joke…. it is a fact! So many of my friend and contacts survived cancer ONLY by using cannabis oil. Also calls marihuana oil. It is a shame that people and many doctors do no want to talk about it! Medicine is big business. Medical marijuana/cannabis oil is not too expensive and works SO good!!!! Please do not neglect this information. I want you to survive!!!!’
To donate, visit their GoFundMe page here.