Tragedy as 27-year-old cancer patient who raised 35,000 for life-saving treatment abroad dies just two WEEKS before the operation<br style="font-weight: bold;"> Laura Baxter, 27, had been fighting cancer of the appendix for two years Told by UK doctors it was inoperable but offered lifeline by Belgian surgeons <br>She had to raise 25,000 for the operation, which the NHS would reimburse if she survived<br>MailOnline reported her story just three weeks ago – when she believed she had six months to liveDied last Friday just two weeks before she was due to travel to Belgium <p> | <strong>UPDATED:</strong> 15:15 GMT, 21 November 2012 </p> <p>A young cancer patient who raised 35,000 in just three weeks to fund life-saving surgery has died – just two weeks before the operation.</p><p>Laura Baxter, 27, had been fighting a rare cancer of the appendix for two years.
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