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Closed 21/10/2020

raised of £10,000 target by 103 supporters

    Weʼve raised £4,329 to help Joseph through his continued rehabilitation and to fund his wish of a blade allowing him to join his friends back on the sports field.

    Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire
    Funded on Wednesday, 21st October 2020

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    Supporting Joseph through his rehabilitation

    Earlier this year, Joseph was just like any other normal 12-year old, playing football, rugby, Xbox, hanging with his friends and generally enjoying his young life.

    After several trips to his GP with leg pain, and a visit to the local hospital, his parents received the devastating news that Joseph had Osteosarcoma (bone cancer) and needed to start extensive chemotherapy immediately.

    The initial sessions of chemo did not shrink the tumour and on 19th August Joseph had his lower left leg amputated. After a week recovering from the operation, he was straight back into chemo and this is currently on going.

    Through all of this Joseph has been an absolute inspiration. A brave, cheerful little guy supported by wonderful family and friends and, of course, his best mates who constantly visit him both at home and at hospital.

    He still has a long road ahead with chemotherapy stretching into 2020, but when his treatment is over Joseph aims to be back on the sports field as soon as possible. As part of his recovery and to help him achieve this goal, his wish is to have a blade. The NHS has limited funding for this type of prosthesis so the costs will need to be financed by his family, ongoing fund-raising activities and donations.

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    • John Wakefield3 months ago
      John Wakefield

      John Wakefield

      3 months ago

      It's with great sadness I now have to make a final update before this page closes. After some more tests we have been told that the cancer has now spread to Josephs brain and there is nothing more they can do for him. We will now make the short time he has left with us the best we can and would like to thank everybody for their support.

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    • John Wakefield6 months ago
      John Wakefield

      John Wakefield

      6 months ago

      Joseph had two 6 week CT scans to check the remaining 9 nodes in his lungs and both came back ok so things were looking positive then the third scan this June showed 3 of the remain 9 had grown in size which will mean another major operation to remove them in Sept. We continue to get so many messages of support which we thank you all and Josephs friends remain close to him and keep him unto date in the teenage world. He hits his 14th birthday on the 5th August and we all hope his 14th year is better than his 13th. Kind regards to you all

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    • John Wakefield11 months ago
      John Wakefield

      John Wakefield

      11 months ago

      Joseph has now been given his first NHS prosthetic leg which he will have to visit the limb centre to practice with it before he can take it home. He found it difficult and emotional at first but they are confident with practice he will soon be able to walk without crutches.

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    Page last updated on: 10/16/2020 16.07



    • Emma & Matthew Wakefield

      Emma & Matthew Wakefield

      Aug 26, 2020


    • Ella


      Aug 3, 2020

      My donation is from money I raised for my Camps International trip to Peru with Alsager School. My trip has been cancelled due to Covid. Really hope Joseph gets the blade and his operation goes well.


    • Margaret & Colin Vaughan

      Margaret & Colin Vaughan

      Aug 2, 2020

      Donation for a great cause from Emma Wakefield‘a grandparents

    • Olly and Alfie

      Olly and Alfie

      Aug 1, 2020


    • lyndagrainger


      Jul 31, 2020

      when the going gets tough the tough get going .. you can do this Joseph good luck x


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      Jul 31, 2020


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      Jul 31, 2020


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    John Wakefield

    John Wakefield

    Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

    I am the proud father of Joseph and with his mum, Karen, we have set up this page to help Joseph in the coming months of his rehabilitation and to get him his blade which he so deserves.

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