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£21,226raised of £50,000 target by 711 supporters

Weʼre raising £50,000 to help fund potentially life saving treatment for Gordon.

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Lancashire
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What should have been a summer break at the end of August 2016 turned into a living nightmare for our family. After arriving I noticed my husband, Gordon's, skin was very yellow and took him to a doctor who sent him straight to hospital. The doctors found after countless tests that his bile duct had narrowed and he needed to stay in hospital to have a stent fitted. With the hospital 45 mins away from the holiday cottage we rented, it was clear I needed help with our 3 children under 8yrs so our parents travelled 350 miles to us.

Then, what should have been the last day of our idyllic holiday, we were given devastating news that Gordon had a tumour on his pancreas. How could my husband who felt fine have cancer? We were given a glimmer of hope when we were referred to a fantastic professor in London who was adamant he could operate to save him. This was scheduled for the 17th October and we looked forward to putting this behind us.

On the 7th October Gordon had his pre-op assessment and laparoscopy, and it was the results of this that broke all of our hearts. The cancer had spread and nothing could be done so the operation was cancelled. The doctor told us that we should start memory making and the photo above is one of many we took just after we were given this news.

The only thing left was the devastating consequences of radical chemotherapy, and devastating it is. Gordon is sadly not reacting well to the chemo, we fear that he may not be able to continue with this treatment.

Here is the reason for this page. There is an alternative therapy that is not available in the UK with fantastic results that our family has tirelessly researched. This may be Gordon's only chance, so we would ask if you could kindly donate whatever you can to help us fund this.

Gordon is not a celebrity, he is just my husband and best friend, and a wonderful Daddy.

Thank you so much,
Donna x

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  • Lynne Davies

    Lynne Davies

    23 days ago

    Lynne Davies

    What can you say about this group of people ? Last weekend they completed the Three Peaks Challenge. So brave, courageous and extremely caring. They did it all for Gordon and even took the banner to the summit of each mountain to show their support for this just giving page. What an amazing thing to do ! When they came down from the 3rd mountain, Gordon, Donna , Phoebe, Drew and Matilda were there to thank them all for such a wonderful achievement. We as a family can't thank them all enough. Please share this page. Gordon we love you ! Xxx

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  • Lynne Davies

    Lynne Davies

    a month ago

    Lynne Davies

    One of the things that Gordon has been doing is juicing organic fruit and veg, drinking lots of filtered water amongst one or two other things. This is Matilda helping Mummy make his juice.

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  • Lynne Davies

    Lynne Davies

    a month ago

    Lynne Davies

    Thankyou all once again for all of your very generous donations. Must say a massive Thankyou to a very dear friend who knows only too well what our family are going through. This wonderful lady asked for her 50th birthday presents from friends/guests at her party be made in the way of donations to Gordon. How amazing is that ? Thankyou so much Nicola Blackledge you are a star. Donna and Gordon are overwhelmed by what you have done. Happy Birthday and thanks to all your friends xxx

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  • A Robinson

    A Robinson

    Feb 23, 2017

    We hope you get the help you need and wish you the best of luck. Love Meg Robinson (friend of Phoebe's in class 3) and family

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 21, 2017

    Not much to say, only hope all goes well and hang on in there. Without hope we cannot carry on.

    £5.00

  • Claire Reeves

    Claire Reeves

    Feb 16, 2017

    Well done to Chris and all the team! x

    £10.00

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Lynne Davies

Lynne Davies

Lancashire

The hardest part about parenting ? witnessing your child go through something really tough and not being able to fix it . This is my Daughter Donnas story. please please please even if you feel you are unable to donate, please share. Thank you. Happy New Year Lynne Davies x

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