Weʼre raising £50,000 to help John Ireland fight against advanced bowel cancer
- Childrey, United Kingdom
- Health and medical
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John’s rally and fight against advanced bowel cancer
In April 2017, our good pal, life and soul to many, John Ireland, 47, husband and step father was diagnosed with Stage 4 advanced colon cancer (upper ascending colon) with metastases on liver, lymph and lungs. Of 26 liver segments, not one segment is free of cancer. John is continuing to fight and fight hard each day, and we are asking for help in this fight.
His diagnosis was out the blue, waking up with heart burn on the 3rd April. After seeing Doctors, having tests, and an endoscopy, the news was confirmed on the 4th April.
In a tough health and financial journey prior to and since diagnosis, John has needed to fund his treatment privately, at a personal cost of £13,000 per month. Due to the advanced nature of the cancer and drugs required, the NHS has not been able to provide the drug regime treatment in the timelines to try slowing the cancer. Thus John has had to personally pay for the treatment since April 2017. .
An emergency bowel operation in September 2017 to attempt a resection wasn’t successful as the primary tumour was attached to the abdominal wall and couldn’t be removed, thus only a bypass could be performed and continuation of chemotherapy.
John has found advanced drug therapy treatment in Heidelberg, Germany which if successful will give him an extension of life, and more time with his family.
As a result of the expense of medication and operation in his fight for life, John has now had his last available treatment this January 2018, without funds to pay for more, having spent his entire savings on therapy. We’re asking for help to aid in the continuation of treatment in February and beyond to get to July 2018 as the immediate next step. We need to raise £50,000 (USD71k) to support this step.
We’d be very grateful for your help in giving an extension of life to our pal. Any donations towards John's fight against cancer will be hugely valued, welcomed and loved.
Michael Joerin, Adam Vittozzi, Tim Till, Stephen Bennett.
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- 1 month ago
Michael Joerin1 month ago
A note from John; Folks Many, many thanks from the bottom of my heart, I am humbled, truly humbled. This journey over the last 11 months has been the most difficult of my life and I am under no illusion it’s going to get harder on all around me. It’s been a fight to get to here with treatment costs but this effort by Michael, Timmy, Adam and Steve has just given me extra resolve Thank you so much Love John
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Feb 24, 2018
Good luck. Hope all goes well with the treatment.
Feb 23, 2018
Keep up the fight John, thinking of you...
Feb 22, 2018
I've heard a lot about you John from my son Ben, good luck
Feb 21, 2018
John is one of loveliest, funniest and great guys you will ever meet
Feb 21, 2018
Keep up the fight Jono
Feb 19, 2018
Feb 19, 2018
John, I wish you all the very best, keep strong and keep fighting ! My prayers are with you and all Family.Marco