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£1,250raised of £1,000 target by 25 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,250 to help my brother with costs associated with his cancer treatment.

    Hertford, UK
    Funded on Tuesday, 7th August 2018

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    Colin recently underwent surgery for throat cancer but the surgeons were unable to remove all the tumor. He's now half-way through a 7 week program of treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Center in Boston, Massachusetts, where he's a full-time patient. Colin had to give up his work managing and training horses. He's been wrestling with non-Hogdkins Lymphoma for a number of years but now has Squamous Cell Carcinoma in the throat and neck. So far he's been able to drive home at weekends to his home in Coventry, Connecticut. From now on he will become increasingly debilitated and the hospital recommends that he has a carer stay with him to make sure nothing goes wrong when he's on his own. He hopes to be able to find someone who can come to Boston to stay with him and provide the necessary help. Colin is concurrently in a clinical research trial for the lymphoma, and is being given chemotherapy and radiation for the carcinoma. As you can imagine, even though some expenses are covered, there are lots of treatments, travel and unexpected expenses of being a full time patient. Once he gets through this, Colin's long term goal is to start up a small non-profit, home based handyman service that he could manage on "good days". He wants to clearly illustrate to his children how we all can still contribute to friends, family and others in the community even when a full time or traditional job may be unrealistic. Please contribute if you can. Even a small amount would be much appreciated and be a big help towards making Colin's time in Boston less stressful!



    • john milne8 months ago
      john milne

      john milne

      8 months ago

      Colin wants to let you know how grateful he is for all your support. When he began his treatment he expected he'd have to get through it almost entirely on his own. He's been very moved by your generosity - to know there are friends willing to help makes him feel less isolated and more able to cope.

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    • john milne8 months ago
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      john milne

      8 months ago
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    Page last updated on: 5/2/2018 1:23 PM



    • Frances and David Lilley

      Frances and David Lilley

      May 2, 2018

      Late as usual! X


    • Robert Broadfoot

      Robert Broadfoot

      Apr 20, 2018

      Too late to help hit the target but every little bit helps!


    • Carol McManus

      Carol McManus

      Apr 18, 2018

      Wishing you all the best Colin during your treatment and recovery. We are thinking of you.


    • Ray Green

      Ray Green

      Apr 17, 2018

      Best wishes and let’s meet up again next time your this side of the pond


    • Anonymous


      Apr 16, 2018

      Good luck for the final £70


    • Amanda K

      Amanda K

      Apr 15, 2018

      Every little helps xxx


    • Sarah Sullivan

      Sarah Sullivan

      Apr 15, 2018


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