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£32,864
raised of £10,000 target by 757 supporters

    Weʼve raised £32,864 to fund Callum Powell's cancer treatments!

    Ellesmere Port
    Funded on Wednesday, 3rd November 2021

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    Story

    On the 19th May, we received the most devastating news that my brother Callum, at the age of 27, has stage 4 gastro-oesophageal cancer.

    Prior to this Cal was extremely healthy; regularly climbing mountains and running half marathons. His symptoms started a few months ago with difficulty swallowing. After several trips to the doctors and being told to assume it was a stomach ulcer, we found out the most shocking news that there was a tumour between the junction of his oesophagus and his stomach.

    Oesophageal cancer effects 9000 people per year in the UK, who are all mostly over the age of 75. The cruellest most unimaginable thing about this cancer is that by the time you get symptoms, the cancer is advanced.

    At first we were told it may be operable within two weeks, however another blow hit us after the PET scan revealed it had spread, making the tumour inoperable and the cancer incurable so our only treatment option would be to receive palliative chemo to extend life.

    Since coming out of hospital, where Cal was tube fed for 2 weeks due to losing 10kg, he has come on leaps and bounds. After having one session of low dose chemo, his appetite and energy levels have increased, the tube is gone and he’s eating 2000cals+ a day!

    We also recently received some great news that Cals cancer is HER2 positive which has opened up another treatment option using a targeted drug therapy (Herceptin) through the NHS. Due to him coping so well to his first treatment, he has been offered full dose HCX chemo due to start on the 7th July.

    With the improvements Cal is making everyday, we believe more treatment options will be opened up to us and have been exploring every possible option so we can act quickly when the time is right.

    We have been overwhelmed with love and support and people have been asking how they can help so we are asking our friends and family to make a small donation towards future treatments that will help Cal on this journey.

    After already paying thousands towards having the the tumour biopsy sent to Belgium for genetic testing, private consultations at The Christies, private oncology meetings, alternative treatments and medicines, nutritional therapists, functional medicine practitioners and counselling etc, all donations will give Callum the chance he deserves to fight this and provide him with the best quality of life.

    We are unsure where this journey will lead us but we have a fantastic team of specialists around us guiding us through the best course of treatment and we want to be ready to face and fund anything that’s thrown at us whether it’s attending a cancer clinic in Germany, immunotherapy drugs or maybe even surgery.

    Anyone who knows Cal knows how kind, caring and selfless he really is and truly deserves this chance as there needs to be more Cals in the world. The kindest soul, the life of the party and the most positive person I’ve ever met!

    Cal, myself and my whole family massively appreciate any help and support we can get right now as we’re all ready to fight this and stand by Cals side every step of the way.

    Over the next few months, we’ll be organising some fundraisers to support Cal and I’ll be updating his progress using this page.

    I cannot put into words how much this means to me and my family. Any donation big or small or even just sharing this page would mean the world to us.

    Thank you so much, wishing everyone health and happiness!

    Lots of love, The Powell's xxx

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    • Chloe Powell1 year ago
      Chloe Powell

      Chloe Powell

      1 year ago

      Update: 12/08/21 8. A massive thank you to everyone whos donated, we will forever be in awe of how loved Cal is by so many people and truly believe he will pull through this with the army of support he’s got around him. We will never have the words to express what it means to us and has took the pressure of us massively having a large sum of money ready to use when the right opportunity arises. Lots of love, Chloe, Nicky, Keith and Cal xxx (Sorry for the drip fed info, 550 word cap)

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    • Chloe Powell1 year ago
      Chloe Powell

      Chloe Powell

      1 year ago

      Update: 12/08/21 7. And lastly, Cals school friends for organising ‘The Callum Powell Charity Cup’ football tournament taking place at The Groves on Sunday 15th August at 1pm. Please feel free to come along to The Groves to support the lads tournament, who are supporting Cal on his journey.

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    • Chloe Powell1 year ago
      Chloe Powell

      Chloe Powell

      1 year ago

      Update: 12/08/21 6. Firstly, we would like to thank Liam Rudge and all the guys at Warrior Training, for organising a circuit training class with all funds donated to Cal, raising over £500!!! Craig Newnes for organising a ‘dad vs lad’ football match on Saturday 31st July at The Shell Club raising £5000!!! My mums lovely family - the McDonald’s, arranging a sponsored walk up Moel Famau on Sunday 8th August.

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    Supporters

    757

    • Brad Stone & Family

      Brad Stone & Family

      Sep 23, 2021

      £20.00

    • Susan Harbridge

      Susan Harbridge

      Sep 10, 2021

      £10.00

    • Tom Nelson & Family x

      Tom Nelson & Family x

      Sep 9, 2021

      £10.00

    • Jan, Tony, family & all at the Daily Maid

      Jan, Tony, family & all at the Daily Maid

      Sep 8, 2021

      Thinking of you all xx

      £50.00

    • Kate and Russ Fellows

      Kate and Russ Fellows

      Sep 7, 2021

      £50.00

    • Dads vs Lad Charity Football Match

      Dads vs Lad Charity Football Match

      Sep 4, 2021

      £5,000.00

    • The McDonalds ❤️

      The McDonalds ❤️

      Aug 28, 2021

      You've e got this Callum

      £575.00

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