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Adam Gray

Adam Gray is crowdfunding

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£74,740
raised of £100,000 target by 1461 supporters

Weʼre raising £100,000 to help Adam pay for treatments and therapies needed to prolong his life, as well as funding crucial research in search of a cure

London, England

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Story

Firstly, thank you for making the conscious effort to click the link. Most of you visiting this page will know Adam, his wife Chrissy, or someone in our family, and will have probably already heard the devastating story first hand. But, for anyone that has stumbled across this page, or has been forwarded it by some kind soul, I will do my best to give you a brief explanation of our situation.

Life is so fragile.

One moment you can be fit, healthy, active and alive. The next moment you can be diagnosed with Stage IV, Grade III Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Cancer. A week later you can be told you have 6-12 months to live.

Sounds ridiculous doesn’t it. This is exactly what happened to our older brother, Adam, 32. We all remember too vividly taking the first call when he told us ‘something was wrong’… That was in July, when his wife was seven months pregnant with their first child, we instantly assumed the worst… and then our brother told us that the doctors had found lesions on his Pancreas, Liver and Lungs. Just like that our lives had changed forever.

Pancreatic Cancers are known as ‘the silent killer’ due to their lack of observable symptoms making them incredibly hard to identify during the early stages of growth, when the widest variety and most effective treatments are available. Adams Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumours (P-Nets) are exactly that - silent killers. By the time Adam felt anything wrong with his body it was already too late. He played 5-a-side football the week before being admitted to hospital (only a little short of breath); he cycled to and from work nine miles each day (a bit more tired than usual but not of note); he still had bigger biceps than his brother James (according to his wife at least). It turned out that during that fateful first visit to hospital they came close to sending him home following numerous tests, there was ‘nothing visibly wrong’… That was until they found an 11cmx5cm (!) tumor in his Liver. With the stakes raised, the devastating truth was not far behind.

Adam is the oldest brother of five siblings (James, Philippa, Peter and Madeleine), and husband to his childhood sweetheart Chrissy and now father to his new born baby girl Amelie… For anyone who has come across him they would struggle to say a bad word about him, and for those who know him well, the praise is simply too great to list. He is hard working, humble, and honest. His laugh is infectious and his spirit unbreakable. He is what everyone wishes for in an older brother; leading the way through life, knowing too well that his mistakes are our guidance and his successes are our inspiration.

Adam is already proving to be a great father. But this is where we need your help.

We are hopeful to raise a substantial amount of money to put towards both the funding of future research for P-NETs, as well as to aid Adam in sourcing and funding alternative treatments/therapies for his rare and incurable disease. Alternative treatments are a clear differentiator in sustaining Adams life for as long as we can, giving him the best chance at seeing Amelie’s birthdays of years to come.

Adam will never give up, and with the continuous development of future treatments he has a sense of positivity that frankly defies belief.

If anyone can win this battle, it’s our big brother.

As a family we'll be running 5 miles on Sat 18th Jan with Adam hopefully joining us for the last mile from our childhood home to York Minster. Anyone in York who would like to run (or walk) along side us for all or some of it would be VERY welcome.

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  • Adam Gray5 months ago
    Adam Gray

    Adam Gray

    5 months ago

    Please all remain sensible and protect the millions of people that won’t recover if they get sick.  And finally, I have an important scan on the 18th. If you’re religious, please do say a prayer. Otherwise, any positive energy thrown this way will be gratefully received. Love from Ad, Chrissy and Amelie (in isolation) Xx

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  • Adam Gray5 months ago
    Adam Gray

    Adam Gray

    5 months ago

    Cancer doesn’t care about how tough you are, how many punches you can take or throw, how many people rely on you or not, or whether you have plans. It just continues to take and take. And then, if you don’t feel bad enough, chemo will make you look like I do in this picture - having just projectile vomited all over the bathroom door trying to get to the toilet.  So - as you all slowly come out of lockdown, please do remember that there will be people that have to remain in isolation with no light at the end of the tunnel. 

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  • Adam Gray5 months ago
    Adam Gray

    Adam Gray

    5 months ago

    This post is something that I would never have contemplated a year ago; and I definitely wouldn’t have let that pic go anywhere.       However, I really do feel that as you all come out of lockdown, people need to see the real ‘face of cancer’. I'd say that I have a positive attitude 90% of the time (I have chrissy to vouch for this) but there are days when I struggle to eat and/or experience excruciating pain. Last night was one of those occasions and this picture probably explains how I was feeling better than anything I can write.

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  • Sophie

    Sophie

    Aug 23, 2020

    Sending all the strength, positivity & hope your way, keep fighting!

    £10.00

  • Jennifer Crawford

    Jennifer Crawford

    Aug 6, 2020

    Sending positive thoughts and sunshine to you!

    £10.00

  • Seb

    Seb

    Jul 30, 2020

    All the best to you and the family mate

  • Harpreet

    Harpreet

    Jul 30, 2020

    Adam, you and your beautiful family are in our thoughts. Stay strong, sending you lots of love. Harpreet and family (work) xx

    £100.00

  • Cheryl Sivell

    Cheryl Sivell

    Jul 29, 2020

    I read your story several weeks ago then lost the link. I am relieved to have found you again to donate albeit a small amount. Stay strong knowing so many people are thinking of you x

    £10.00

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    Anonymous

    Jul 27, 2020

    Best wishes to you and your family

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    Anonymous

    Jul 27, 2020

    Best wishes to you and your family

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Adam Gray

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Family page run on behalf of our terminally ill brother, raising money to assist in prolonging his life and finding a cure. As a family (but everyone welcome!) we'll be running 5 miles on Sat 18th Jan with Adam joining us for the last mile from our childhood home to York Minster

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