Kayleigh Scott Before Surgery is the story of a young woman who suffered from a rare form of cancer, and how she was eventually cured. It is a story of hope and courage.
Five years ago Kayleigh was a 19-year-old from Warrington, when she was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma – a rare and very dangerous type of cancer that grows in soft tissue rather than bone tissue. She was referred to the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, a specialist centre that specialises in rare diseases.
She spent months undergoing treatment at the centre, including a series of scans and a biopsy. It was after she had her first chemotherapy session at the centre that her health started to deteriorate. She began to lose weight and was suffering from extreme stomach pains that went undiagnosed for months, despite numerous visits to her GP.
In June 2016, Kayleigh sent an email to her local NHS trust. She was concerned that the trust had failed to give her and her husband practical advice about how they could hold it to account. She feared the truth would be hidden from them and that her baby Pippa’s death was being covered up.
As the mother-of-two and devoted wife, she adored her family. She was a keen cyclist and enjoyed the odd ball. She also had a pet goat and a dog, which she loved to play with.
On Monday, Kayleigh’s friends called Denver authorities and asked them to do a welfare check on her. According to the Los Angeles Blade, an investigation is underway at the moment and that the final cause of her death will be revealed by the Denver Medical Examiner’s Office. She was also believed to be struggling with depression and anxiety for a long time before her death.