My Uncle Gary has a high grade brain tumour and I've created this page to help raise the money for him to get a hopefully life changing treatment called Immunotherapy with dendritic cells. This is his story-
Gary has always been a hardworking 24/7 worker with his own business, a loving father of two Alex and Leah, a funny and happy man who always had to have a fast car! On the 28th of March 2011 I got a call at school from my Uncle Gary and I didn't hear him talking so I hung up. Little did I know it was because my healthy uncle had had a seizure at work and was trying to contact someone. This is when his life changed.
This was a suspected stroke which turned out to be a grade 2 Glioma, a brain tumour. This was devastating for all of us but in April 2011 he had brain surgery which removed 95% of the tumour and 6 weeks of intensive radiotherapy. Gary made a full recovery and we was all so so happy everything was going to be ok!
Whilst enjoying a normal life, in September 2015 he went for another check up scan which is when everything came crashing down. The MRI scan showed that the tumour had returned even stronger, now grade 3 with a limited life expectancy. A second surgery is extremely high risk so this wasn't an option. He has just tried Chemotherapy but we have recently found out that this also isn't successful... There arent many things available to help him on the NHS so our hands are tied. Gary has recently been offered the chance to have immunotherapy with dendritic cells which costs 60,000 for a year and involves him going to Germany at the Praxisgemeinschaft fur Zelltherapie clinic for 8/10 days every month.
We can all see him deteriorating at the moment and its heartbreaking as a family to see. I've seen my 'able to fix anything' Uncle go to someone who cant even walk anymore and I just am here to ask for your help. Whether it is £1 or a share, anything will help him and hopefully save our Uncle, Father, Son, Husband, Brother and Friend.
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Taylor Phillips9 days ago
We recently found out that Gary wasn't able to have the form of immunotherapy he was offered as he is too ill to do so, therefore a new type has been offered called immunotherapy with dendritic cells. This will be done in Germany where he will stay for 8/10 days every month! The cost is lower which is great and making it more achievable to help make my Uncle well again! Thankyou for all your money so far it means so much x
- Mel Johnson
- Nicolle Phillips
- Dianne Phillips
- Leah Phillips
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Dec 6, 2016
Our thoughts are with you all. Lorraine and John
Dec 4, 2016
good luck gary from Elainne
Dec 2, 2016
So sorry to hear your news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Stay strong. Terry and Peter X X X
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South Benfleet, United Kingdom
My Uncle Gary has a grade 3 brain tumour and this page is to raise money to get an Immunotherapy treatment that will give all of our family hope for him to continue a happy life!