Your friends are fundraising. Don't miss out, opt in.

We did it!

Gareth Antony James raised £11,125 from 247 supporters

or

Start your own crowdfunding page

Closed 31/12/2023

0%
£11,125
raised of £40,000 target by 247 supporters

    Weʼve raised £11,125 to Fund cancer treatment abroad

    Funded on Sunday, 31st December 2023

    Don't have time to donate right now?

    Story

    My Cancer Journey

    After a bout of food poisoning I struggled with my stomach for about 2 years before being diagnosed with stage 4 colorectal cancer (CRC) which had metastasised into my liver January 2021. The prognosis was dire and I was placed onto palliative chemotherapy having been told that I was inoperable. I embarked on my own self-funded journey of research into integrated cancer approaches, including dietary changes, supplementation, oncothermia, mistletoe therapy, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), Exercise with Oxygen (EWOT), Intravenous Vitamin C (IVC) to enhance the efficacy of conventional chemotherapy.

    By August 2021 the partial response to my chemotherapy was so successful that the surgical team in Aintree University Hospital believed that they could operate with curative intent. In November 2021 I had a major 8 -hour operation to the cancer in my liver. Surgeons removed the entire right lobe of my liver and, with a combination of ablation and resection removed what they could see in the left side. This left me with only 35% of my liver and my family were told to prepare for the worst. However, I defied the odds again and came through despite the sepsis and further infections I suffered over Christmas 2021

    I underwent radiotherapy to the primary tumour in February 2022 but a subsequent scan showed that the cancer was progressing in my liver and the surgeons do not believe that I can have any curative treatment in the UK. I am still undergoing chemotherapy - I have now received 26 doses and the cancer was at the last scan reported as stable with some shrinkage in the liver metastasis - hooray for small miracles!

    However, in order to have any hope of a cure for the cancer I will need to travel abroad to Europe to obtain the necessary intensity and aggressive intervention, and this will be self funded. I have already funded dendritic cell therapy in Germany but I still require further intereventions to tackle the persistent cancer.

    I am conviced that had I had an earlier intervention my cancer would not have progressed as far as it had - an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure after all. I want to spread the message that you need to get checked out if you‘re worried and don’t take no for an answer!

    My own journey has shown me that by simple lifestyle changes almost everyone can benefit their health and wellbeing and potentially prevent many chronic diseases occurring in the first place - you are what you eat!

    There are a rising number of integrated cancer therapists in the UK and they can offer hope. I believe that the NHS is not able to innovate nor make serious efforts to positively benefit the lives of stage 4 patients because of the funding crisis.

    I have set up this page in order to assist funding the medical care required for cancer treatment abrad. Thank you in advance.

    If donations exceed the costs of treatment I will donate the monies to NIghtingale House Hospice and bowel cancer charities.

    Updates

    3

    • Gareth Antony  James7 months ago
      Gareth Antony  James

      Gareth Antony James

      7 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Share this update to help us raise more

    • Gareth Antony  James8 months ago
      Gareth Antony  James

      Gareth Antony James

      8 months ago

      Firstly, a big thank you to those of you who have donated already! The ride hasn’t even started yet! My friends and colleagues are riding their own LEJOG (Land’s End to John O’Groats) around the police helicopter bases to help raise funds for medical treatment. Starting off in Newcastle, they will make their way the length and breadth of the country covering roughly 100 miles every day. You can find them on X as @Base2Base2023 or on Facebook Base2Base.

      Update from the Page owner

      Share this update to help us raise more

    • Gareth Antony  James9 months ago
      Gareth Antony  James

      Gareth Antony James

      9 months ago

      My previous donations page was closed by JustGiving when I had achieved with everyone’s assistance and kindness 58% towards the goal. We are continuing to fundraise and in September there is a Base to Base cycle ride being completed by my friends and colleagues around the UK starting in the Newcastle and finally completing in St Athan near Cardiff.

      Share this update to help us raise more

    9 months ago

    Gareth Antony James started crowdfunding

    Leave a message of support

    Page last updated on: 10/17/2023 21.12

    Supporters

    247

    • Parkgate Masonic Lodge

      Parkgate Masonic Lodge

      Oct 17, 2023

      £50.00

    • Andy Collins

      Andy Collins

      Oct 8, 2023

      Great effort, all those involved.

      £10.00

    • Nic Williams

      Nic Williams

      Oct 5, 2023

      £20.00

    • Lorna & Colin Caddell

      Lorna & Colin Caddell

      Oct 3, 2023

      Amazing cycle, hope this small donation helps

      £10.00

    • Eric Harwood

      Eric Harwood

      Oct 2, 2023

      Stay strong, you have been amazing Gareth. Hope the funding target is reached soon.

      £10.00

    • Mike Dutts, Hannah & Lucas

      Mike Dutts, Hannah & Lucas

      Oct 2, 2023

      Keep going G! Glad we were able to complete the Base2Base ride for you 😎

      £50.00

    • Alex B

      Alex B

      Oct 2, 2023

      £30.00

    What is crowdfunding?

    Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered nonprofit.

    The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.

    Great people make things happen

    Do you know anyone in need or maybe want to help a local community cause?

    Create you own page and donʼt let that cause go unfunded!

    About Crowdfunding
    About the fundraiser
    Gareth Antony  James

    Gareth Antony James

    Report this Page