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£8,566raised of £10,000 target by 152 supporters

    Weʼve raised £8,566 to To add to our existing total, pre teenager room or facilities for 8-13year olds in the children's oncology ward in the Edinburgh Sick Kids

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    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Wednesday, 30th November 2016

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    Hi everyone! Sorry for the delay in getting the page back up. We had a fairly long stay in hospital but joe is out now and doing well. We are continuing with our goal and we have safely in a bank account £10,597 and want to keep going thanks to everyone's wonderful support!!

    Six years ago in 2010 our son Joe was diagnosed with a Malignant Ependymoma brain tumour at his brain stem. He had surgery which fully removed it and follow-up Proton Therapy(a form of radiotherapy) and has had six wonderful years free from cancer.
    Unfortunately in March this year with chest pain and balance problems we were given the news that his Ependymoma tumour had returned in his brain stem and in his spine.
    He had emergency surgery to remove most of the two bigger tumours which had caused compression in his spine. As Joe always does he made an amazing recovery even though it was extremely tough! He has now completed his first 9 week coarse of intense chemotherapy and although it is extremely difficult for him at times, he continues to embrace life through every single opertunity he can! We are so proud of him.
    He faces cranio spinal radiotherapy next but we know he can do it! He never stops amazing us!!
    Joe has spent a lot of time in the children's oncology ward at the sick kids hospital in Edinburgh. The doctors,nurses and all the staff are fantastic at their jobs and the new sick kids is opening in the not too far future. He is such a bright 10 year old and we asked him what charity we should raise money for and his answer was simple.... A room or space for 8-13 year olds!
    There is a 'teenage' cancer trust room and a very young play room but nowhere that accommodates his 'pre teenage' age group! He has amazing ideas for 'gaming chairs' ' I pads' and chefs and comedians coming in to get kids up and out their beds if possible!!
    We would really love your support in helping joe achieve this! Please support our inspirational boy!!xxxxxx

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    • leigh clapperton

      leigh clapperton

      2 months ago

      leigh clapperton

      Thank you so much to Heather for Getting Muddy and running and helping Joe!! Also thank you to Morvan for running the 10k and helping Joe!! You have both also helped a lot of kids going through really tough treatment have a bit of 'normal' fun! We really appreciate you both doing this! Lots of love 🏃xxxxx

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    • leigh clapperton

      leigh clapperton

      3 months ago

      leigh clapperton

      Well here's the proof!! They've done it!! What an amazing group of boys!!!! Well done!!! 🎉🎊🎈💙 not all counted yet but raised between them all roughly £2000.00! Xxxxx

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    • leigh clapperton

      leigh clapperton

      3 months ago

      leigh clapperton

      Lewis Semple(one of Joe's best friends older brother) has raised £500.00 being the first to go for the 'Brave Shave' what an amazing, kind young man! Thank you Lewis!!

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    4 months ago

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    152

    • Jane Watson

      Jane Watson

      Nov 21, 2016

      With love from all your friends at Liberton Nursery School!Jane x

      £50.00

    • Neil Carey

      Neil Carey

      Nov 19, 2016

      £50.00

    • The Reid Family (friends of the Cooneys)

      The Reid Family (friends of the Cooneys)

      Nov 16, 2016

      What an amazing achievement to raise this amount of money guys, well done to you all and best wishes to Joe for his next stage of treatment.

      £250.00

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    leigh clapperton

    Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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