“LET me try,” Soraya’s words this week, after having been through bone marrow transplant and relapsing, her body too weak to withstand chemotherapy.
Soraya Perez Bradley, a 33-year-old woman from Benalmadena, Malaga, was diagnosed in July 2017 with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, a very resistant cancer with poor prognosis. A recent biopsy shows carcinogenic levels of 40 per cent.
EWN was at the press conference in Malaga City Hall on April 16 when the approval for immunotherapy treatment from the Junta de Andalucia was announced. Though Soraya was authorised to get treatment by Easter, the family said they had not received any response from the Carlos Haya Hospital in Malaga until Thursday, when they requested an appointment.
Katrina Bradley, Soraya’s unwavering mother, had even considered going on hunger strike outside the hospital until treatment confirmation. She met with Carlos Haya Hospital Head Victor Mariano Baena Gonzalez, who promised to set a date soon.
Soraya herself has said, “If we do this and it does not work, I will understand that we did everything that could be done, but let me try it.”
On a recent Facebook post, her family and friends acknowledge Soraya’s “energy should be focused on healing with the right treatment and not fighting against a system that only responds with silence.”
They add: “Soraya’s harsh words come from a person fighting for her life when the line that separates life and death are protocols and budgets”.
#IMMUNOTHERAPY for Soraya!
*Soraya and her mother are currently “waiting for clear answers” at the Regional University Hospital Carlos Haya as they don’t understand why she hasn’t started with the treatment when it had already been approved by the Junta de Andalucia.
The family were also joined by the press.