Gemma married her financier Brandon shortly after her diagnosis.
An Auckland woman whose Cancer spread without being checked because it was misdiagnosed as a “thick lump” Died at the age of 28.
Gemma Mallens was diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic. Melanoma In 2019, when she was training to be an early childhood teacher.
She died last week during a Level 4 lockdown, just days before her 29th birthday.
* A woman whose cancer was misdiagnosed as ‘thick lumps’ to live for months.
* Misdiagnosis of Auckland’s last cancer treatment with ‘thick lump’
* When the cancer treatment failed, the Auckland woman made a trip to the bucket list Queen Stone.
Neil Hamilton, pastor of Beachlands Baptist Church, said it was “a long and hard fight for Gemma”.
The downside was a tragedy that was made difficult by Level 4 restrictions.
“It’s cruel. There are no barriers for the family.
Once Auckland moves to Level 3, a small service for family, community and friends will be seen streaming online, with a large Memorial service at Level 1.
Hamilton said she expects it to be a big event: “She loved a lot of people.”
In the months following her diagnosis, Mallens managed to complete most of her bucket list, thanks to the generosity of the donors on her Gwalior page. Local business.
They Visited Queen Stone.Went on horseback, rode a helicopter and saw snow.
At the top of her list was always “Lifetime Memories” with her family and her husband Brandon.
The couple got married in December 2019, planning a short service in two weeks so they could celebrate with the family before starting treatment.
When Maloney’s cancer was picked up, it had already spread to his body, including his brain and lungs.
For a while it seemed like a vein Immunotherapy called Catroda. Was working.
With the help of her younger sister, Mallens raised money to complete a new treatment, ipilimumab, which cost ڈالر 50,000 for four cycles.
In June, he was told the treatment was not working, and was. Given months to live..
She preferred to spend her last month with her family.
Hamilton said the loss was “very sad” for his family and the wider community.
“She was taken from us very young and very soon.”