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Weʼre raising £3,000 to Dean is a 16 year old boy needing to go Florida for treatment to cure his astrocytoma grade 2. This page is to help with living costs.

Oldham, UK
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Dean is a 16 year old boy who has recently undergone several operations to cure his tectal plate glioma (Brain Tumour). He and his family went to the specialist in Manchester to receive Dean's test results only to be told the news that Dean now has a GRADE 2 Astrocytoma.

Dean now has to undergo further treatment in Florida to help remove the cells that are now growing on Dean's brain stems, which can turn aggressive at any point in time.

This page is set up as the hospital are kindly paying for the treatment and for Dean's flight and only one parent (his mum) to go with him. Both Dean and his mum will have to be in Florida for 9 weeks whilst Dean receives his treatment. Whilst out there, they have to pay for all living costs which is extremely expensive (especially when you have a teenager).

All donations will be greatly received and a Facebook page will be set up to update everyone of Dean's progress. Any monies that are left over will be donated to Chrisities

UPDATE ON DEAN...................

Dean was admitted to hospital on the 26th april 2018 with what we thought was an infection in his stitches within his stomach, upon investigation it appeared he had a fluid build up on his brain again and was then admitted back to salford royal.

He spent 13 weeks in total at hospital, he was in a coma three times and was in a continuous seizure for 3 and a ½ weeks which then resulted in him then becoming mute also known as cerebellar mutism and losing total mobility of his body, he was then later diagnosed with epilepsy. After 3 operations on his brain and a new shunt put in place the build up was relieved again but we were told dean still had a long way to go. Dean then went on to having constant medication and intense physiotherapy, with this medication and intense physiotherapy dean started to get a little better and began to talk, eat and slowly regain his mobility again.

Dean was due to go to florida for proton beam therapy treatment at the time. Unfortunately the consultants at christies have made a decision that this is no longer an option due to the irreversible damage which has been already caused to his brain from the seizures and it is medical unsafe. Dean will now be having radiotherapy in the uk with the help from consultants at christies we may be able to get dean back on the mend again.

Dean is now back at home with his family but unfortunately he is continuing to struggle with his mobility and also has regular absent seizures on a daily basis.

As a family we would like to thank you all for your incredible help, support and generosity with raising the monies needed for this trip. Dean is hoping you will all understand his situation and continue to support him by allowing him to use monies you have all so kindly raised to provide things he will need while receiving radiotherapy treatment and his long term recovery.

We hope everyone will be understanding and read the update that has been written on dean this will mean that everybody is in the known. If anybody would like to get in touch or has any questions please do not hesitate to contact either myself or Antony.

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  • Vicki Jenkins7 months ago
    Vicki Jenkins

    Vicki Jenkins

    7 months ago

    update on dean..... he was admitted to hospital 12 days ago with an infection in his stomach from the shunt and a build up of fluid on the brain which caused him to end up in another coma. After 2 operations the fluid issue has been resloved and a new shunt been put in. after 5 days he was out of a coma but had problems coming round.He is having trouble talking and moving his arms and legs he is now begining to slowly move and today has finally tried to eat some food.I will update more in a few days, thank you to everyone for all the support x

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  • Vicki Jenkins8 months ago
    Vicki Jenkins

    Vicki Jenkins

    8 months ago

    Hi guys, just a brief update on dean last week he underwent 3 different operations at salford royal due to his shunt being blocked and caused a build up of fluid on his brain after spending a week in hospital dean is now back at home and on a slow road to recovery x

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  • Vicki Jenkins8 months ago
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    8 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

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Page last updated on: 10/3/2018 8:13 PM

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  • Kayley Smith

    Kayley Smith

    Oct 3, 2018

    I remember Dean when he was a cheeky young kid when I used to come around yours. It's only a small amount but I'm sending you all my love xxx

    £10.00

  • Kelly Buckley

    Kelly Buckley

    May 17, 2018

    Big thanks to every friend and family member for donating and having a go on the name card to raise funds for dean. A special thank you to the winner Thomas knight for donating his winnings ⭐️⭐️⭐️

    £500.00

  • paul jordan

    paul jordan

    May 14, 2018

    Best wishes to Dean on a speedy recovery

    £10.00

  • Lindsay bowes

    Lindsay bowes

    May 11, 2018

    Hope this helps

    £10.00

  • Ant Hannah

    Ant Hannah

    May 7, 2018

    £20.00

  • bridget mackie

    bridget mackie

    May 7, 2018

    an amazing young man and of course his supportive family....

  • JEFF O'GRADY

    JEFF O'GRADY

    May 3, 2018

    £30.00

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Vicki Jenkins

Vicki Jenkins

Oldham, UK

Dean's brain tumour was discovered after a fall off his bike. We took him to A&E as we thought he had got concussion. An amazing radiographer asked the doctor to perform a CT scan where they discovered Dean's tumour. The Florida treatment is vital for Dean's well being.

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