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£2,762raised of £500 target by 123 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,762 to help Matt and his family beat cancer #TeamBurns

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    Funded on Tuesday, 3rd October 2017

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    Story

    At the start of 2016 one of our oldest and dearest friends, Matt (top left in the picture) was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer) It is typically difficult to diagnose accurately and early, and often too advanced for surgery which is currently the only potential cure.

    In February 2016 Matt underwent the surgery which was followed by a course of chemotherapy. By the end of the year he was recovering well and it seemed the expert doctors in UHW and Morriston Hospital had got there in time.

    Unfortunately, we now know that the cancer has spread to his liver. It means that Matt will begin another course of chemotherapy at Velindre and then see what other treatment options present themselves. Dependant on the advice of the specialists the next course(s) of treatment could be self funded, so we need to raise money to make this possible

    Throughout all of this Matt and his wife Jo have shown staggering bravery in the face of adversity, they have refused to lose their sense of humour and ensured the world of their Children; Noah, Martha and Jude (10, 6 & 2 years old) remains as normal as possible.

    So we want to raise as much for Matt and Jo to put towards the cost of any treatments which become available. If enough is raised we would also love for them to take a holiday with the kids or pursue alternative treatments wherever they may present themselves.

    If you are able to support us in reaching this goal I urge you to do so by donating and sharing this story. We thank you in advance from Matt, Jo, Noah, Martha, Jude and all their family & friends.

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    • Claire Rees6 months ago
      Claire Rees

      Claire Rees

      6 months ago

      Fundraising has opened for the Cardiff Half for Team Burns....here we go and good luck everyone on the day!!!

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    Supporters

    123

    • Emma White

      Emma White

      Oct 3, 2017

      Donations from staff at St Richard Gwyn high school, family members & friends xx

      £212.00

    • Emma White

      Emma White

      Oct 3, 2017

      Donation from Lala, my auntie x

      £100.00

    • Dani Leiper

      Dani Leiper

      Oct 3, 2017

      Well done, Jo Baldwin!

      £10.00

    • Samantha Bear

      Samantha Bear

      Oct 3, 2017

      Well done Matthew Norman and the team.

      £20.00

    • Abdul

      Abdul

      Oct 3, 2017

      Well done Lisa & Co!!

      £10.00

    • Elsbeth Jones

      Elsbeth Jones

      Oct 3, 2017

      £10.00

    • Tracy Cambridge

      Tracy Cambridge

      Oct 2, 2017

      £10.00

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