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Closed 21/03/2017

27%
£27,805
raised of £100,000 target by 349 supporters

    Weʼve raised £27,805 to Fund treatment for Andy Chapman.

    Horbury, United Kingdom
    Funded on Tuesday, 21st March 2017

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    Thank you very much for taking the time to visit my fundraising page. I hope you can support me in funding my treatment.

    My name is Andy Chapman, I'm 53 years young and have been married to Zena for 33 years (well married nearly 25). We have two beautiful daughters, 14 and 8 years old, who are our world. I've worked for WABCO Automotive UK Ltd for 27 years and have met some amazing people along the way with many becoming life long friends.

    In February 2015 our lives came crashing down, when out of the blue I was diagnosed with Cholangiocarcinoma, Bile Duct Cancer. Can you imagine telling your 12 and 5 year old daughters their Dad might die?!

    In April 2015, I underwent a life saving liver resection at St James's Hospital in Leeds. I recovered so well that my GP renamed me, "Superman!" I returned to work in September and everything was going well until January 2016 when the rare aggressive cancer cruelly returned. In April 2016 I was finally told my prognosis was terminal.

    I underwent the standard NHS chemotherapy for bile duct cancer and radiotheraphy to try to extend my life. In December 2016 after a number of complications I was told that no further treatment options were available to me. As you can imagine we were all devastated.

    Due to my age and young family we couldn't accept this prognosis. My wife Zena searched frantically for alternative treatment options and found an amazing clinic in Germany. I went for 10 days in January of this year for Immunotherapy treatment. That visit alone cost £75,000 but what price can you put on life. Only time will tell how successful the treatment has been and if we need to return in the future. We are currently investigating further private treatment options in the UK.

    Any surplus funds raised after treatment will be donated to fund research into this terrible rare cancer through AMMF the Cholangiocarcinoma charity.

    Thank you

    Andy

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    • Joanne Zena Chapman5 years ago
      Joanne Zena Chapman

      Joanne Zena Chapman

      5 years ago

      Andy is currently waiting for confirmation of another procedure in Leeds this week. We then need to decide what happens next. Our page is due to close on Monday, we would like to confirm you have all raised in excess of £40,000 towards Andy's treatment fees of £75,000!!! You are all amazing and we can't thank you enough. Andy, Zena, Emily & Lucy 💜💜💜💜

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    • Joanne Zena Chapman5 years ago
      Joanne Zena Chapman

      Joanne Zena Chapman

      5 years ago

      Thank you all so much for donating, fundraising and genuinely showing compassion. We are eternally grateful xxx

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    • Joanne Zena Chapman5 years ago
      Joanne Zena Chapman

      Joanne Zena Chapman

      5 years ago

      We have had an amazing night at EGO. The food was excellent, fantastic customer service & very generous donations. Will announce tomorrow how much is raised when all the donations are counted. Thank you to everyone who attended & donated and a huge thank you to EGO for their kindness in organising the event. 💜💜💜

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    349

    • Roger Thorpe

      Roger Thorpe

      Mar 19, 2017

      Get Andy to give me a call or text me sometime I would love to hear from him,Roger (BPW)

      £200.00

    • Denise Smith

      Denise Smith

      Mar 16, 2017

      Wishing you all the best for your future treatment. Brian Thornhill

      £10.00

    • Owen Kelly

      Owen Kelly

      Mar 16, 2017

      My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this traumatic time. Keep up the fight.

      £300.00

    • Tobias  Lange

      Tobias Lange

      Mar 16, 2017

      As your German colleague, I wish you all the best on your way to overcome the disease

    • Deborah Furr

      Deborah Furr

      Mar 13, 2017

      I am aware you do not know me but I am a friend of Janet and Vic. My husband and I have been praying for your family for some time. I do hope this helps

      £300.00

    • Sandra at www.thecandletree.uk

      Sandra at www.thecandletree.uk

      Mar 12, 2017

      Hope you get the treatment you need and it is successful! Sending warmest wishes and strength to all and everyone involved.

      £10.00

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      Anonymous

      Mar 12, 2017

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