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Weʼre raising £1,000 to Fund the ongoing care and future treatment of Luke Bell, an incredibly brave little boy from Darlington. #TEAMLUKE #TEAMLUKEBELL

Darlington, UK

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On 7th July I will be riding the 'Coast to Coast' from Whitehaven to Wearmouth to raise money for the on going care and support of Luke Bell from Darlington.

Luke is the 8yr old son of one of my friends and diagnosed with high risk Neuroblastoma.

Over the last year Luke has shown me what an amazing little boy he is, putting many of us to shame in the way he copes with the unreal challenges he faces in his daily life, at such a young age.

Luke was diagnosed with cancer in April 2017 and since then Luke has undergone a gruelling course of treatment in his battle against High Risk Neuroblastoma. In January this year, he began his final course of treatment which was due to conclude in August. However, an MIBG scan in April indicated that he had suffered a relapse. His family were told on April 27th that the scan showed a shadow on his hip, and a hotspot on his thigh. This news was devastating as it now means that likelihood of him being fully cured of cancer are now remote.

However, this is not the end of the journey. Luke immediately commenced chemotherapy and is part of a trial set to last up to 6 months. After his 2nd cycle of treatment he will have a further scan to ascertain the impact of the trial, at which point a decision will be made whether to continue, amend or cease the trial.

Since starting this latest round of treatment, Luke has battled high temperatures and more recently a case of e coli, but Luke continues to fight.

In August Luke will start a brand new trial in London/Southampton which involves a combination of MIBG therapy and chemotherapy.

The unknown element of the treatment puts his family in a difficult situation, as certain options require significant funding. The purpose of this page is both to provide support for on going hospital expenses, to provide Luke with fun activities, as well as preparing for future treatments. All money raised will go directly to Luke and his family.

Please give as little or as much as you can

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    51

    • Katherine Proctor

      Katherine Proctor

      Aug 23, 2018

      Sorry I’m soooo late, but better late than never hey?! Hope it went well :0)

      £10.00

    • Matthew Morfoot

      Matthew Morfoot

      Jul 25, 2018

      Sorry it’s late! Great effort lads!

      £30.00

    • Mike Henderson

      Mike Henderson

      Jul 16, 2018

      Brilliant effort

      £50.00

    • Carl Doolan

      Carl Doolan

      Jul 11, 2018

      Sorry it's late - well done on your achievement

      £20.00

    • Rob, Laura, Maisie & Molly

      Rob, Laura, Maisie & Molly

      Jul 10, 2018

      Time to increase your target Chris, Well done! Sending our warmest of well wishes to Luke and his family #teamlukebell all the way x

      £70.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 8, 2018

      Well done. Fantastic achievement!

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 8, 2018

      £10.00

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