A mother of three children who survived stage IV breast cancer was diagnosed with five brain tumors six months after beating the disease.
A woman from Perth, Kristy Morton, 38, is determined to stay positive and fight the disease, only finishing radiation after her second diagnosis of shock.
She said that before she discovered a lump in her breast in 2019, she was – and still is – a very health-conscious person who never thought she could get seriously ill.
‘I just finished all my brain radiation and focused on recovering from it. We will wait and see how the tumors reacted to that, ‘Ms Morton told the Daily Mail Australia.
Mrs. Morton with her husband Glenn and their children (left to right) Mia, Eva and Holly in 2019
Ms Morton pictured on the first day of chemotherapy in 2019 said the disease was fought with a holistic approach
The busy mom who worked was also focused on raising her three daughters Eva, four, Mie six and Holly, eight, as well as running two businesses.
Ms. Morton explained that she first noticed a lump as she dressed and fired her, but then her husband Glenn insisted on her examination.
After a mammogram followed by two biopsies the next day, Ms. Morton said she called her doctor asking her to come again that evening with her husband.
That night happened to be Halloween so, putting the family first, she set out on tricks or treatment with her daughters before visiting a doctor who told her she had breast cancer.
After a series of tests in the following weeks, it was confirmed that the cancer had spread to other areas, including the sternum, lymph nodes and liver.
Ms Morton explained that this caused her to be diagnosed with stage IV cancer “which is, medically speaking, incurable”.
The active Perth family (picture early 2020) still managed to prepare activities during Ms. Morton’s recovery
Mrs. Morton during her chemotherapy on a one-day outing with her daughter Eva (pictured)
Ms Morton said she left her job afterwards and threw herself into researching and trying treatments – determined to fight – with the help of doctors, nutritionists and naturopaths.
Some of her treatments include vitamin infusions, infrared sauna, juices, intermittent fasting and meditation.
‘I think it all worked together. The use of CBD oil has been very helpful in the side effects of chemotherapy, ‘said Ms Morton.
‘And the attention in the diet really helped me. I switched to a ketogenic diet early in the diagnosis – under the guidance of my oncological Natropath.
Exceptionally, in May 2020, she was declared in remission.
She explains that she and her family were overjoyed until a routine control MRI six months later revealed five small clearly defined brain tumors that would require targeted radiation.
Her diagnosis was then revised to radiation to the entire brain except the hippocampus, after the tumors became larger and less defined.
Kristy and Glenn are enjoying Christmas Friday at their home in Perth with their daughters (left to right) Holly, Eva. and Mia
Upon completion of radiation therapy, she is now focused on winning her second fight against cancer while waiting to find out how successful the treatment has been.
He credits his family, especially his wife Glenn, friends, and even strangers in the community with staying positive in his battle.
Describing herself as an optimist, she said she focuses on each day and hopes to help others in similar situations in the future.
Family friend Elsa Mitchell opened a GoFundMe page for Ms. Morton and her family to help her treat and repair the house the couple recently bought.
‘Kristy is the mother of Eve, Mie and Holly and the wife of Glenn. They are her world and she is theirs, ‘said Ms Mitchell.
She explained that Ms. Morton’s treatment is extremely expensive – with weekly infusions, only one cost among many, which cost $ 400.
More than 300 people gathered to help Ms. Morton, and more than $ 40,000 has been raised since Friday.
Ms Morton pictured ringing after radiotherapy said she remains optimistic and determined to fight the disease