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£17,248raised of £50,000 target by 546 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

    14 days ago

    Lynne Davies

    Thankyou all for your generous donations. We as a family are truly grateful. Gordon has had a quiet Christmas and New Year, spending valuable and quality time with his family around him. He had another round of Chemo on the 28th December but Gordon is a fighter, he is an inspiration to us all. Now that Christmas is over and we are into 2017, we are determined as a family to spread this page as far as possible and Thankyou again to all that have donated and shared. Please keep sharing. Gordon and Donna wish you all the best for 2017

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  • Lynne Davies

    Lynne Davies

    a month ago

    Lynne Davies

    Message from Donna, Gordon and Family . Myself, Gordon and Family can't thank everyone enough for being so generous and for such kind words. It has been very overwhelming. X This is the team that I play for in the Wigan and Leigh Netball League and we want to thank all the players for everything they are doing to raise money including the tournament at the weekend. Picture below. You all look great ! They are very good friends and support me every week. Everyone's generosity is amazing. X Thankyou all so much xxx

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  • Lynne Davies

    Lynne Davies

    2 months ago

    Lynne Davies

    Phoebe 7 Drew 5 and Matilda 20mths ( who had just spent a couple of hours in A and E after falling over and bumping her forehead. Poor baby ! Getting ready to shave Daddy's head. Gordon's had his 2nd round of Chemotherapy. It has been horrible for him. Thank you all so much for donating and helping our family get this treatment plan in place for our Gordy. I cry everytime a donation comes in because I can't believe the generosity of you all. Your all absolute stars. Love you all xxx

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  • Janet Allende

    Janet Allende

    Jan 14, 2017

    Good luck with your fundraising. Donation as requested by Nicola Blackledge. Stay strong. Xx

    £15.00

  • John MAGUIRE

    John MAGUIRE

    Jan 13, 2017

    £20.00

  • Leanne Mcgivern

    Leanne Mcgivern

    Jan 13, 2017

    Good luck and best wishes xxx

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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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