Campaigning patient loses cancer battle

BATTLING cancer patient Amy Usher has lost her fight with the condition three years after her diagnosis.

The 21-year-old, from Wath, had been undergoing treatment at Sheffield’s Weston Park Hospital since her diagnosis in 2012 and had become an ardent campaigner and fund-raiser for the specialist cancer facility.

But yesterday (19) morning she lost her fight.

Speaking to the Advertiser, one devastated friend said: “Amy was an inspiration. The way she coped was an example to us all.”

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Amy was living a busy and active lifestyle at university in Lincoln when she began to feel unwell.

Just months later, and after several tests and X-rays, she was diagnosed with a rare form of incurable throat cancer.

From that moment, Amy and her big sister, Beth, vowed to help support Amy by raising as much money as possible for Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity, as Amy received the majority of her treatment and care at the hospital.

Beth has raised thousands of pounds for the hospital with the support of the Sheffield Steelers ice hockey team, of which Amy and her family were devoted fans.