Weʼve raised £183 to 50/50 Split between Bristol Mind and helping Roxy Raposa fight cancer
- Bristol, United Kingdom
- Funded on Friday, 6th October 2017
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After some deliberation I've decided to run the Bristol Half Marathon on 17th September 2017. I've not run anything longer than a 10K before and I'm woefully unprepared. Regardless I'll be giving it my best shot on the day.
As part of the run I've decided to support two different causes. Bristol Mind, a mental health resource which provides counselling, information and general support for people with mental health issues in Bristol.
Secondly I've also offered to help my friend Jesse support her dad Roxy with her fundraising towards her dad's cancer treatment. Roxy is Jesse's only remaining parent after Jesse lost her mom in 2015. Roxy has been fighting cancer since his diagnosis in June. A situation which hasn't been helped by Hurricane Harvey which recently hit South East Texas, including Roxy and Jesse's home town and Houston where Roxy is currently receiving treatment.
All donations will be split equally between both causes so a donation here will help on both a local/group level and individually.
A message from Jesse's fundraising page below:
"Jesse Raposa here. My father, Roxy Raposa, was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma in June of 2017. In July we learned he has stage 4 cancer, and things haven't slowed down since.
My dad is receiving his cancer care at MD Anderson in Houston, TX , and they have been amazing to him thus far. He continues to undergo testing and many different procedures, such as a tracheostomy and feeding tube, to work toward a treatment plan. His oncology team are thinking he will need an aggressive combination of chemo and radiation therapy.
In the meantime he is unable to work, so he does not have much income. He is spending a lot of money on bills, gas, hotel stays, many other medical expenses, and he will need to purchase formula and supplies for his new feeding tube and other things in the near future.
We are asking for your support at this time and throughout my dad's journey to ensure he can rest easy with a cushion during these very hard times. These funds would be put toward:
-formula for his feeding tube
-in-home caregivers (if needed)
-income while out of work
-other medically-necessary expenses as they arise"
-travel expenses so that I can be by my dad's side as needed
Jesse's page can be found here: www.gofundme.com/support-roxys-fight-against-cancer
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Sep 16, 2017
Best of luck. Will be cheering you on from the coffee shop! Love Mum and Dad xx
Sep 15, 2017
10 shekels, good luck
Sep 15, 2017
Good luck, I don't know any heart surgeons if you have a cardiac arrest but my cousin is an orthapaedic surgeon so you're covered if you rupture ligaments/tendons/cartilageGood luck.
Sep 14, 2017
Good luck with the run Dan.
Sep 13, 2017
Go Dan! I know you've got this! Will be cheering you on from the sidelines! XxX
Sep 13, 2017
Good luck Dan!
Mike & Jeanette Nuttall
Sep 12, 2017
Good luck Daniel you can do it - the Jersey experience will stand you in good stead lol
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