Woman fundraises for best friend’s bucket list after cancer diagnosis

Lamisa Richardson (right) has set up a fundraiser in support of her close friend Amy Legg (left) - picture was taken...

Lamisa Richardson (right) has set up a fundraiser in support of her close friend Amy Legg (left) - picture was taken before Covid-19 pandemic. - Credit: Lamisa Richardson

A former Weston College student is raising money for her best friend’s dream holiday following life-changing news. 

Lamisa Richardson has set up a fundraiser in support of her close friend, Amy Legg, who was diagnosed with bowel cancer in November.  

Lamisa says Amy is more than a friend, more like family and she would do 'anything' for her. Picture taken before Covid-19...

Lamisa says Amy is more than a friend, more like family and she would do 'anything' for her. Picture taken before Covid-19 pandemic. - Credit: Lamisa Richardson

As part of the fundraiser, Lamisa is committed to running 15k in June in aid of Amy’s bucket list dream, to take her family on holiday to Disney World Florida.  

Lamisa said: “Amy has been my best friend for nearly 10 years, we met when we were both doing our access to higher education course at Weston College. 

"I have always been in awe of her determination and work ethic, and still managing to raise her children and maintain her household.  

Lamisa has raised £950 so far towards the fundraiser. Picture taken before Covid-19 pandemic.

Lamisa has raised £950 so far towards the fundraiser. Picture taken before Covid-19 pandemic. - Credit: Lamisa Richardson

“She is an incredible mother who fights for everything they need no matter what it costs and she is one of the kindest most genuine people I have ever met.

"The world would be a little less bright without her in it.” 

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Lamisa said Amy has already undergone surgery to remove a tumour, but doctors have since found another and Amy has to undergo at least three months of chemotherapy starting this month.

Amy Legg and Lamisa Richardson. Picture taken before Covid-19 pandemic. 

Amy Legg and Lamisa Richardson. Picture taken before Covid-19 pandemic. - Credit: Lamisa Richardson

Amy has five children and in the midst of her diagnosis she and her husband found out they are expecting their sixth child. 

Lamisa added: “We are hopeful this will be end of her treatment but they have said the tumour could come back at anytime and anywhere. In the midst of all this sadness, there has been a miracle as they found out Amy is expecting. 

“So that would mean six children could potentially be left without a mother if cancer wins. Two of her children have severe disabilities and they are highly dependent on their mother both physically and emotionally.   

Lamisa is committed to running 15k in June in aid of Amy’s bucket list dream. 

Lamisa is committed to running 15k in June in aid of Amy’s bucket list dream. Picture taken before Covid-19 pandemic. - Credit: Lamisa Richardson

“Amy has told me about her bucket list and I aim to help her to achieve as many of her goals as possible, as life is for living and you never know when it could change.  

“One of her dreams is to take her whole family for a dream holiday to Disney World Florida, to make memories that will last their lifetimes.” 

Lamisa has raised £950 so far and she also hopes to get sponsorship to achieve her goal of reaching the £8,000 target.  

To support Lamisa’s cause, log on to www.gofundme.com/f/15k-to-fulfil-amys-wish-list-of-a-lifetime-dream? 

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