VIDEO: Heartbreak at scan results for wife of Sheffield Wednesday fitness coach

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The wife of Sheffield Wednesday's fitness coach has released a heart-wrenching video in which she breaks down in tears as she reveals that her cancer tumours are getting bigger.

Owls fitness coach Andy Kalinins' wife, Hayley, aged 35, is battling secondary breast cancer and paying for specialist treatment in a German clinic, after claiming the NHS sent her 'home to die' earlier this year when treatment options in the UK came to an end.

An online fundraising page she set up has raised over £170,000 so far, but money is running out and the mum-of-four has issued another plea for more donations to help her continue with her treatment.

She said she has faith in the clinic treating her because of all the other former patients now in remission.

Since she released her heartbreaking video online last week, another 200 people have donated, including former Sheffield Wednesday player Gary Bowyer, who gave £1,000.

Hayley and her husband flew to Germany over the weekend to meet the medics treating her.

She said: "There has been an increase in size in the tumours in my lungs and also a small increase in my right breast, so it's obviously one of those very difficult days for myself and my family however it's not the end of the road.

"I'm still trying my hardest to focus on the successes that the clinic has had with patients that have been a lot further advanced with their cancer than myself.

"The NHS sent me home to die in January.

"I'm really trying my hardest to stay positive and focus on the success that I know the treatments can offer.

"I hate this part, this is the part where I need, once again, for you to get behind me.

"When you receive this sort of news it would be really easy to give up, but I'm really still hopeful that we can still meet remission but my biggest worry is that we are not going to have the funds to do it.

"It's one of those really hard days today but I know with a bit more time the positive results will come, I'm so confident they will.

"If you can make an extra donation tonight or at the end of the month when you get paid I would be really grateful, or if you can think of any fundraising that would be really helpful so I get a bit more time with the family."


To donate visit https://www.gofundme.com/6rhyr2nk

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