Brave mum-of-four battles brain bleeds

Stacey Brotherton-Kaye (second left) withr family who have set up Stacey's Independence Fund.From left, sister Jodie Henaghan, grandma Pat Whitaker, cousin Samantha Wilton, mum Christine Brotherton and aunt 'Susan Wilton. (s)
Stacey Brotherton-Kaye (second left) withr family who have set up Stacey's Independence Fund.From left, sister Jodie Henaghan, grandma Pat Whitaker, cousin Samantha Wilton, mum Christine Brotherton and aunt 'Susan Wilton. (s)

Family and friends of a courageous mum-of-four, who has suffered two brain haemorrhages, have launched a fund- raising campaign to help her live a normal life.

Stacey Brotherton-Kaye has undergone a series of operations after suffering the haemorrhages. But now doctors have broken the devastating news to her that attempts to stop the bleeding after the second attack last year have failed and she faces life being paralysed in a wheelchair.

Stacey has spent her life helping others through her business but now is the time for us to help her and make sure she has everything she needs for a good quality of life

Sister Jodie

Determined to carry on, brave Stacey (38) has continued to run her business, the Banyan Wellness Centre in Burnley’s Manchester Road.

Inspired by her bravery, her family have now launched “Stacey’s Independence Fund’’ to help pay for a special standing wheelchair and adaptations to her home so she can continue living there with her husband Paul and their children, Callum (18), Kai (14), Indya (four) and two-year-old Jack.

The fund will also pay for complementary therapies that Stacey has used to help herself and her many loyal clients such as osteopathy and massage to keep her muscles strong.

Stacey’s sister, Jodie Henaghan, is spearheading the campaign along with Paul who is planning to take part in the Tough Mudder Challenge with Callum and Jodie’s fiance Tony Smith.

Jodie said: “Stacey has spent her life helping others through her business but now is the time for us to help her and make sure she has everything she needs for a good quality of life.’’

Stacey is a former pupil of St Stephen’s Primary and Towneley High schools in Burnley and her former local, The Woodman Inn in Todmorden Road is holding a grand charity night on Saturday, April 25th from 7-30pm. There will be a disco, karaoke, buffet and raffle and everyone is welcome. If you would like to donate to the fund log onto gofundme/Stacey.