Weʼve raised £410 to donate to the Drew Barker-Wright Foundation.
- Brecon, United Kingdom
- Funded on Monday, 23rd October 2017
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I'm running the Cardiff Half Marathon in October, as part of a 60-strong team to raise money for the Drew Barker-Wright Foundation. Drew was in the same ballet class as my son, George and was a beautiful little boy.
In early November 2016, three year old Drew Barker-Wright was diagnosed with Chordoma, a rare type of cancer that occurs in the skull base and spine. He was admitted Oncology at Birmingham Children's Hospital where he began intensive chemotherapy and surgery. Drew's journey was fraught with complications from the outset. This was primarily due to the rareness of his cancer and the lack of documented cases.
On the morning of February 24th 2017, Drew took his last breath at home with mummy and daddy. His battle was brief and brutal but, bravely fought for one so young.
Since losing Drew his parents, Mel and Jon, have tried to find something positive in all the heartache. The local and wider community raised a substantial amount of money for Drew during his fight. They both felt that this needed to be spent on improving the chances of survival for other children with this diagnosis.
Currently, they are in the process of setting up a charitable trust in Drew's name. The charity will focus on raising money to fund paediatric chordoma research and support young children around the world whose lives have been devastated by this cancer.
As their first event in Drew's memory, Mel and Jon have assembled a team of 50+ runners to take on the Cardiff Half Marathon on October 1st 2017. The team consists of seasoned runners and absolute beginners. We are delighted to have on board Steven Mandel, a chordoma survivor. Mel and Jon hope that this will be the first of many events in Drew's memory, with the aim to raise as much money as possible and improve the survival chances of paediatric chordoma sufferers worldwide.
Please support Mel and Jon, and the team of runners as we dedicate our time, sweat and tears to the memory of Drew Barker-Wright, their darling little boy.
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Oct 2, 2017
Well done. x
Oct 1, 2017
Oct 1, 2017
Well done Emma!
Oct 1, 2017
Go Emma! I cannot do justice to Drew's story with any words - just sending all my positive thoughts for the Trust and its future legacy in his name. Xxx
Sep 25, 2017
Good luck Emma
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Brecon, United Kingdom
Drew was three years old and in the same ballet class as my son George. He was a beautiful little boy. Please help to raise money and awareness to improve chances of survival for other children with Chordoma.
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