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Maitland woman battling cancer thrilled by community support

Miranda Tipping, along with her husband, Jeff, and her son, Maverick, took part in a lemonade fundraiser recently.
Miranda Tipping, along with her husband, Jeff, and her son, Maverick, took part in a lemonade fundraiser recently. - Contributed

MAITLAND, N.S.

It hasn’t been an easy summer for Miranda Tipping, but she’s still working toward her dream of sharing Disney World with her son, and she’s amazed by the support she’s received.

The Maitland resident is battling an aggressive form of cancer, and fundraisers have been held to help her travel to Disney World with her five-year-old son, Maverick.

“I really appreciate everything people have done,” she said. “People have done so much to help us. I never expected this, but it’s been wonderful. I really want to thank everyone for this.”

Tipping, 32, was diagnosed with stage-three breast cancer in March 2016. Since then, the cancer has spread to her liver, shoulder, spine and breastbone.

She’s had a mastectomy and is on her fourth form of cancer treatment.

Earlier this month, Tipping was struggling with migraines and nausea, and was hospitalized for a few days.

“I’m feeling better now, and getting everything rolling,” she said. “I’m on palliative care meds and taking things day by day.

“We visited P.E.I. and we’re just finalizing everything for the Disney trip. We were going to go in September, but moved it to August. I want to be well enough to enjoy it.”

She had a chemotherapy treatment last week, and will have another one next week, but her current treatments don’t make her sick.

Miranda and Maverick will be travelling with six other family members, and she thinks they now have enough money to cover most of the costs.

She said, if she’s feeling well enough after that, she hopes she can take part in another small family trip.

lynn.curwin@trurodaily.com

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