Susanna (Sue) was diagnosed with Stage IV melanoma cancer on February 13th 2015, 5 days after her 47th Birthday. Stage IV basically means that the cancer has spread to different parts of the body.
As part of her treatment Sue had a hip replacement a month after diagnosis and spinal surgery a month after the hip replacement. Sue spent the last 6 weeks of her life (apart from one week in the middle) as an inpatient at Myton. The care that Sue received at both Coventry and later Warwick Hospices was amazing. The nursing staff and volunteers have a fantastic "can do" attitude, where the first answer to any requests is “lets see how we can do that”. All 3 of our Children had sleepovers with Sue at both Coventry and Warwick Hospices.
The care that Myton provided towards the end made Sue's life so comfortable, and her death dignified, peaceful and pain free.
Sue died on September 21st 7 months and 8 days after her diagnosis with cancer. Sue left behind her Husband James, Daughters Bethany (16), Emily (7) and Son Aiden (9).
Please donate to Myton so that they may offer the same services to others as they did to Sue.
Here's how your donations can make a difference.
- £12 = a specially prepared patient meal
- £25 = an hour of specialist nursing care
- £70 = a Myton at Home patient visit
- £158 = a patient attending our day unit
- £135 = a bereavement counselling session
- £535 = an in-patient bed for a day
Susanna's family continue to raise funds for Myton in her memory. if you would like to donate please go to www.justgiving.com/SusannaRussell/
Total amount raised £2,765.48
£690.48 donated Claverdon Primary School Bonfire Night
£100.00 donated by Sandrine Gacon on 12 October 2015
" Thank you for your wonderful care you gave to Sue during her last 6 weeks. "
£25.00 donated by Rachel Hopkins on 10 October 2015
£100.00 on 8 October 2015
£535.00 on 8 October 2015
£30.00 on 8 October 2015
£25.00 donated by Rachel Clark on 8 October 2015
" In memory of a beautiful lady who will be sadly missed by many. "
£25.00 donated by Sally-Anne Jarrett on 8 October 2015
" A very brave lady, who will be remembered for her strength and fighting spirit x "
£30.00 - Offline Donation on 8 October 2015
" donation from Stephanie Steel "
£25.00 - Offline Donation on 8 October 2015
" donation from Laura Day Ashley "
£30.00 donated by Ross Hutchison on 7 October 2015
" In memory of our amazing and courageous friend, Sue. You will be forever remembered and forever missed. Thank you to all the wonderful staff at Myton Hospice who took care of Sue and her family. With all our love, Ross, Jinnie, Noah & Marley xxx "
£50.00 donated by Amy Shepherd on 7 October 2015
" A small donation in memory of a truly wonderful and special woman. Thank-you so much also Myton for all the wonderful care Sue was given. All our love Amy, Will, Jake, Dylan & Betsy xxxx "
£50.00 donated by Helen Hancock on 7 October 2015
£50.00 donated by Terry Russell on 7 October 2015
" Sue was a wonderfull daughter in law, sister in law & aunty & a fantastic friend & will be desperately missed. Her memory will live on in Beth, Aiden & Emily & the strength of James who cared so much for Sue, God blessxxx Shirley,Terry, Joanne, Richard, Alex & Olly "
£50.00 - Offline Donation on 7 October 2015
" donation from Rachel Fryers "
£25.00 donated by Guinevere Cummings on 6 October 2015
" In Memory of a courageous woman and her beautiful family "
£50.00 donated by Victoria Burgin on 6 October 2015
" Thank you for looking after my very special friend. Tory "
£25.00 donated by Karen Skillings on 6 October 2015
£50.00 - Offline Donation on 4 October 2015
" donation from Eleanor Dryhurst "