A local woman who made a miraculous recovery from her terminal cancer diagnosis has today (7th December) launched a new foundation to support fellow victims and fund new research into experimental treatments, with support from national law firm Moore Blatch.
Mavis Nye, 75, who lives in Whitstable, Kent, was diagnosed with mesothelioma , a form of lung cancer caused by exposure to asbestos , in June 2009. She was told the diagnosis was terminal and was given only three months to live.
Despite her terminal diagnosis, Mavis was able to make a miraculous recovery thanks to an experimental immunotherapy trial at the Royal Marsden Hospital.
Mavis’ incredible story caught the eye of Trevor Sterling, Partner at Moore Blatch, who encouraged her to set up the Mavis Nye Foundation and support other victims of mesothelioma.
Trevor has since become Chairman of the Foundation, with Mavis as President, while Moore Blatch have provided pro bono support, including helping to establish the Foundation and providing ongoing legal and secretarial assistance. The new charity is being formally launched today at an event at the Richmond Hill Hotel in Richmond-upon-Thames, which Moore Blatch are sponsoring.
Trevor Sterling, Partner at Moore Blatch and Chairman of the Mavis Nye Foundation, said:
“I feel incredibly honoured to be able to support the Mavis Nye Foundation as Chairman. Mavis is an incredible woman who has never ceased to amaze and inspire me since I first met her, and if she brings even half that energy to the work of the Foundation I am sure we can achieve our aim of finding a universal treatment for mesothelioma.”
Damian Horan, Senior Partner at Moore Blatch, said:
“We are incredibly proud to be so closely linked to the Mavis Nye Foundation, and to be able to support such a valuable cause. Mavis’ incredible determination to help others accords strongly with Moore Blatch’s values, and we are excited to work together in achieving the aims of the Mavis Nye Foundation.”