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    Weʼve raised £50,515 to Save Peter Douthwaite, he has a rare cervical cordoma. The nhs have failed him and we need to get him specialist treatment from america

    Potters Bar, United Kingdom
    Funded on Saturday, 28th May 2016

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    Peter is a 23 year old young man, Mri scan in feb 2015 showed a tumour growing from within the cervical spine and was wrapped around and invading the bone at c1-c2. His throat was just a slit and he was in agony. He was admitted from the mri unit and family were told the devastating news that he had a cervical chordoma which is very rare and only affects about 50 people in the world in any one year. After biopsy, failed pain relief, multiple surgeries including titanium rod insertion and appalling care within the nhs he was sent to switzerland for proton beam therapy which was supposed to be the gold standard treatment. Peter went out to switzerland in may 2015 for assessment after biopsy tumour resection and rod insertion, just to be told the tumour had regrown by 20 percent and treatment was not possible until further resection of the tumour. He came back to the uk had further debulking surgery and went back to switzerland for therapy in june 2015. After eight weeks of daily therapy he returned to uk in a neck brace. In february he had a follow up mri scan which showed the tumour was regrowing and he was started on a trial drug imatinib. Three weeks ago he started to get tingling and numbness in his left hand and severe neck pain. Mri scan showed further growth and he has now lost all feeling in his left arm, hand, legs and his body feels cold. Further debulking surgery is to be performed on thurs 21st april to try and stop permanent paralysis. The oncologist has said there is no further treatment available and he faces a slow agonising death as this tumour will not stop growing. His family have been fighting against the odds every step of the way and the chordoma foundation in america have a service where part of the tumour can be sent to be tested against numerous drugs to see if additional treatment can be given to save peters life. But of course this is not funded by the nhs so with your help we are hoping to raise our goal. And go on to help others.

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      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        May 28, 2016

        Hope this will help a little bit. Our thoughts are with Peter and family.

        £30.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        May 28, 2016

        Sat at Mc D's drive through and some kind stranger read the sign on the car handed me this for Pete x

        £5.00

      • Roger Bell

        Roger Bell

        May 27, 2016

        £10.00

      • MR. REVI MARWAHA

        MR. REVI MARWAHA

        May 27, 2016

        GOOD LUCK.

        £20.00

      • Debi O'Sullivan

        Debi O'Sullivan

        May 27, 2016

        You are in our thoughts x

        £50.00

      • Doshi Family

        Doshi Family

        May 27, 2016

        May God give you inner spirit and strength to face any hurdles you face over the coming period and keep that candle burning. God bless you

        £10.00

      • Meryem

        Meryem

        May 26, 2016

        Praying for you

        £10.00

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      Kris North

      Kris North

      Potters Bar, United Kingdom

      Peters friends are trying to raise funds to save peters life.

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