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Closed 12/08/2017

raised of £10,000 target by 141 supporters

    Weʼve raised £10,485 to Support Alice and Charlie Cantrell

    Boston, MA, USA
    Funded on Saturday, 12th August 2017

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    A year and a month ago, Chris Cantrell was diagnosed with Stage 4 Stomach Cancer. After a gruesome and brave battle, Chris aged 37 has just been given days to live. This Go Fund Me campaign is to help raise money for the family he will so heartbreakingly leave behind.
    Chris, a US citizen, was flown to Mass General Hospital for emergency diagnosis and treatment last June after collapsing at his job in the Bahamas. His wife Alice who is British and their two year old son Charlie immediately flew to be with Chris. Little did they know back then what the following year would hold and that Massachusetts and primarily MGH, would turn out to be their home. In the past year, not knowing a soul in Massachusetts, the family have had to move house three times, Charlie has learnt to sleep pretty much anywhere and they have had to deal with the vicious and distressing challenges cancer chose to throw at them – all far away from family and friends.
    Unfortunately, Chris does not have any life insurance. All their savings have been consumed over the past year as neither one has been able to work. They do not own a home. Alice is not a US Citizen and her Green Card Application is taking forever so she is therefore unable to work or claim any benefits to support her and Charlie.
    Alice and Charlie’s exact plans are not confirmed. This young family’s future looks so very different to the excitement and endless possibilities they looked forward to only 13 months ago. And what the next few weeks will bring to them is unimaginable.
    Please please please donate to this campaign. This frightening financial situation is adding gargantuan amounts of stress to an already unbearable situation.
    Thank you for reading this. Thank you in advance for your donation.



    • Claire Murray French5 years ago
      Claire Murray French

      Claire Murray French

      5 years ago

      I cannot thank you all enough for your massive generosity and kind words for Alice and Charlie. We have reached 95% of our goal - it would be fantastic to continue on past it! Chris will be laid to rest tonight at 6pm at the Sanctuary in Marshfield, Massachusetts: and a simultaneous Memorial Service on the island in the Bahamas where Chris worked. I am sure I speak for us all sending love, prayers and strength to Alice, Charlie and family for today and the future. Rest in Peace Chris, you will never be forgotten.

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    • Claire Murray French5 years ago
      Claire Murray French

      Claire Murray French

      5 years ago

      It is with heartfelt sadness, that Alice, Charlie and family had to say goodbye to Chris a few hours ago. He was an amazing man, husband and father and with the support of Alice and family, fought a valiant and long battle. Rest in peace Chris.

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    Page last updated on: 8/9/2017 00.56



    • The Salzsieder Family

      The Salzsieder Family

      Aug 9, 2017

      Thinking of Alice and Charlie in this unimaginable time. Much love, Hanz, Nicole, Arthur and Edie


    • Ellie Farnham

      Ellie Farnham

      Aug 2, 2017

      So much love for you and Charlie, my heart goes out to you both. Lots of love xx


    • Amy, Judy and Rebecca

      Amy, Judy and Rebecca

      Jul 25, 2017

      Sorry for your loss Alice and Charlie. You will always be in our thoughts. Amy, Judy and Rebecca from Cherubs


    • John McDonough

      John McDonough

      Jul 24, 2017

      With love from Elite Island Professionals/ Leeward Luxury.


    • Jackie Breitenbach

      Jackie Breitenbach

      Jul 24, 2017

      Our thoughts and prayers for Alice and Charlie through this unbearable time of sadness and loss. Sending you love and peace always❤️

    • Hazel Gallagher

      Hazel Gallagher

      Jul 23, 2017

      So very sad to hear this news! Lots of love to Alice and Charlie! X


    • Lyn Pretty

      Lyn Pretty

      Jul 22, 2017


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