A young Gold Coast mother who travelled the world on a desperate quest to find a cure for her cancer has tragically died.
Jessica Gall, 26, lost her battle to cervical cancer on July 6 while in Mexico to undergo a radical treatment. Her husband Eden and their two-year-old son Easton were home in Australia at the time.
Jessica was first diagnosed with the disease in October 2014 and underwent surgery, according to her close friend Brooke Chamberlain.
Despite doctors giving her the all-clear, the cancer returned in July last year only shortly after her dad passed away, also from cancer.
She went through all the conventional treatments, surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and immunotherapy in Australia, but nothing worked, Brooke wrote on a MyCause fundraising page.
Determined to beat the disease that had spread to her pelvis and liver, Jessica embarked on a worldwide search for a miracle cure.
She flew to China and then Germany, spending more than four months away from her family, but the treatments failed to work. Her cancer only worsened.
She was hooked up to a morphine pain pump and "sent home to die" back in Australia.
But before she lost all hope of survival, she discovered what she thought might be her one final chance: ablation immunotherapy.
Jessica made the difficult decision to again leave behind her son -- extra precious to her after being born prematurely at 26 weeks gestation -- and her husband, who had to continue to work to pay for what they hoped would be life-saving treatment.