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Weʼre raising £10,000 to fund a cycle of treatment for Ben who is fighting Hodgkin Lymphoma

Apperley, Gloucester, UK

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As some of you may know last summer I was diagnosed with non Hodgkin lymphoma. This came the day before my amazing little man was born; what a 48 hours that was! Between August and January I had 3 different types of chemotherapy, none of which had any effect on the disease. A visit to a specialist in London led to my biopsy being re-analysed and it turned out I had been mis-diagnosed; I actually have Hodgkin lymphoma. So, I am now on a new drug called Brentuximab which will, fingers crossed, produce some form of a response so I can move towards having further chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant. However if there is still no response, the next best option is to combine Brentuximab with another drug... which unfortunately would not be funded by the NHS. This would cost around £10,000 per treatment, and I could need a lot of treatments if it proves successful... therefore I am asking for your help! Any contribution towards one of these treatments would be gratefully received; the support I have had throughout this process has been overwhelming and if you cannot contribute at this time I would appreciate 'good thoughts' just as much. To any of you that can contribute... thank you, thank you and thank you some more!

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  • Ben Dudley6 months ago
    Ben Dudley

    Ben Dudley

    6 months ago

    (2/2) The support on here has played such a huge role in getting me to this point which I will never be able to thank you enough for... 725 supporters and over £29000!! Due to the amazingly quick response I have had to the brentuximab I have not had to fund any treatment so far, however there is a strong chance I may have to in the future... while the plan is for the stem cell transplant to finish the job, this can often not be the case. Therefore I will leave the page up and any support will be just as gratefully received... wish me luck!!

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  • Ben Dudley6 months ago
    Ben Dudley

    Ben Dudley

    6 months ago

    (1/2) So, firstly apologies for not updating you all in a little while... it has been a hectic couple of months! Some amazing news to report; the brentuximab has worked! I had a scan after only 3 cycles of the brentuximab and it showed an 'excellent response'! So tonight I have checked into Bristol hospital (after 3 more cycles of treatment) ready to start stem cell transplant tomorrow... its going to be a tough couple of months but this is where I have been trying to get to for nearly a year so bring it on!

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  • Ben Dudley8 months ago
    Ben Dudley

    Ben Dudley

    8 months ago

    The amazing support continues, thank you all so much... to be up to nearly 700 supporters is incredible. Latest scan results this week; I will post an update on here soon... think positive everyone!

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9 months ago

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Page last updated on: 11/12/2018 3:49 PM

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769

  • Beatrice Pathak

    Beatrice Pathak

    Nov 12, 2018

    All the very best for your recovery Ben.This money has been raised by Helen Pickering who has been running 10 marathon to raise money for your treatmentGood luck

    £50.00

  • Garth Rowlands

    Garth Rowlands

    Nov 10, 2018

    Well done Helen, a great achievement anf fantastic cause.

    £50.00

  • Helen Pickering

    Helen Pickering

    Oct 11, 2018

    From Birmingham Civil Service Sports and Social Club Area Association for Helen's running challenge

    £50.00

  • Helen Pickering

    Helen Pickering

    Oct 11, 2018

    From Heather Hill for Helen's running challenge

    £10.00

  • Alan

    Alan

    Oct 9, 2018

    Well done Helen, super effort in completing 5 half marathons in 5 weeks !And well done Ben !

    £100.00

  • Claire O'Kane

    Claire O'Kane

    Oct 6, 2018

    Belated congratulations to Helen on completing half marathon challenge. Great running for great cause xxx

    £10.00

  • Michelle Sharman

    Michelle Sharman

    Oct 6, 2018

    Donation for Helen's 5 half marathons. Well done Helen!

    £50.00

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