Weʼre raising £5,000 to Help purchase of an additional endoscopy piece of equipment for the NHS so they can help diagnose this type of cancer earlier on
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Bills Story - Oesophageal/Stomach/Bowel Cancer
In May 2017 I was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer (this is the food pipe from throat to stomach). This cancer is very serious & has a very poor life expectancy. My prognosis was explained to me and if they couldn’t operate my life expectancy was 6/12 months.
Luckily, I was eligible for the surgery, so I made the decision to have the chemo straight to avoid the possibility of the tumour breaking away in to my stomach which would meant they wouldn’t of been able to operate.
The chemotherapy ECX took 63 days & included lots of running about & hospital visits for all-day infusions.
On the 21st September I went to hospital with my wife, got dressed for my oesophagectomy surgery & calmly walked down to theatre, I got on to operating bed & the rest I can’t remember. After 9/10 hours I was transferred to high dependency ward where I spent the next 5 days with no food or water whilst my wounds healed, and I started physiotherapy.
This was very difficult as I had lots of tubes and buckets to carry around, so the with the help of the physio staff they walked me around the ward. After 5 days I was then transferred to another ward where I started to drink sips of water once they knew I wasn’t going to leak and they then got me to eat very soft food. Luckily only 11 days after surgery I was allowed home.
It was a tough recovery with lots of ups and downs but 18 months on from my surgery I am doing ok.
All of this was only made possible with the amazing help from the NHS staff and especially those at Heartlands hospital so now with the help and support of my family & friends I want to give something back.
To help us reach this target we will be arranging many fundraising events throughout the year including the GMFR 2019 & KAITY Kick Cancer Charity Ball 16th November 2019 Tickets will be £65 per person and include a 4 course meal and entertainment at the Burlington Hotel in Birmingham. Please contact me at email@example.com
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Yesterday Sunday 2nd June the KAITY Kicks Cancer Team completed the Great Midlands Fun Run which was an 8.2 mile course around Sutton Coldfield. A massive congratulations to everyone who took part you did amazing and especially to Bill Byrne you never cease to amazes us with your continued determination and strength. Oh and not forgetting our four legged friend Buddy Byrne who was a complete star for the day.
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Dec 5, 2019
Hey Bill,Good luck with such a good cause.John & Joe
Nov 27, 2019
Well done Bill. You've always been a great support to me. Good luck for reaching the target, you're a top, top bloke!
Nov 20, 2019
Nov 18, 2019
My husband died from oesophagus cancer, unfortunately too late for him. This is a worthy charity.
Oct 29, 2019
Every little helps 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Aug 14, 2019
Support from Mom (and her work friends) Dad, Olivia (who will take part in the run next year!) Nan and Rodney x
Dan & Asha
Aug 14, 2019
Well done Tayla & Mark on the run. Good Luck with the fundraising!
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KAITY Kicks Cancer
In May 2017 I was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer. So we are looking to raise money to help purchase an endoscopy piece of equipment for the NHS so they can help diagnose this type of cancer earlier on and we are also raising awareness for Bowel & Colon Cancer