A campaign has been launched to raise funds for a Glasgow woman who is fighting cancer.
A specially-commissioned song is released today in support of 46-year-old Angela Gregory who lives in the West End.
Angela has Stage 4 bowel cancer.
She was diagnosed in 2018 and has undergone chemotherapy, surgery and radiotherapy.
She has come far and shown great improvement.
However, a setback came recently when planned surgery revealed that a tumour had developed on an artery in her liver.
That discovery altered her planned treatment and left her looking for an alternative.
Her hopes now rest with a ground-breaking procedure available in the US.
But that surgery will be hugely expensive.
A Gofundme page was recently launched seeking £300,000.
A website is now appealing for people to help fundraise in different ways – cake sales, sponsored runs, and New Year health challenges.
The campaign is called Act 4 Angela.
The fund-raising website reads: “We are fundraising for Angela in the hope that she will be able to receive this life-saving surgery and so that she may undertake any other treatments that may help her win her war against cancer.
“We need to raise a massive amount of pounds fast to ensure Angela can receive this ground-breaking surgery in the USA while she is well enough to do so.
“Every donation no matter how small can help us reach our target and save Angela’s life.”
Angela moved to Glasgow aged 14 when her mother remarried.
She lives in the West End with her partner Murdo and their three cats.
She was forced to give up her work as a finance manager in the charitable sector when she was diagnosed.
“I feel very fortunate to have been able to experience and live in a different country from the place of my birth.”
She said: “I have always enjoyed my life from growing up in the Deep South to living in a foreign country as beautiful as Scotland.
She adds: “I have had such amazing support from so many wonderful people, charities and medical staff and I give thanks to them all.
“The medical care I have received has been amazing and the Beatson Cancer Centre and its staff are phenomenal.
“I am in gratitude to them and to Macmillan and Cancer Support Scotland for their advice and help.
“The love from my family and friends I have received has helped me stay positive and focussed on being a survivor.”
Family friend Dylan McLean has written a song dedicated to Angela, to help raise funds for life-saving treatment.
The single ‘We Will Go On’ is being released on all major music platforms and aims to raise awareness of bowel cancer within young people.
- Watch the video and listen to ‘We Will Go On’ here: act4angela.org/wewillgoonlinks. Act 4 Angela is also on Twitter and Instagram.