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Weʼre raising £5,000 to help fund a room,space and facilities for 8-13 year olds in the children's oncology ward in the edinburgh sick children's hospital edinburgh

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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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 focal radiotherapy) and has had six wonderful years free from cancer! Unfortunatly in March this year with chest pain and sudden balance problems we were given the news that his Ependymoma tumour had returned at his brain stem and down 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 for him. He then had to go through three months of intense chemotherapy followed immediately by five weeks of cranio spinal radiotherapy which was gruelling and the symtoms were at there worst up to two months after. Although it was extremely difficult for him he fights to embrace life through every oppertunity he can looking for and enjoying thrills and fun with family and friends. He never stops amazing us! We are so proud of him Joe has spent a lot of time in the children's Oncology ward at the Sick Kids Edinburgh. The Doctors, Nurses and staff are fantastic at their jobs and the new Sick Kids is opening in the not too far future. He is such a bright 11 year old and we asked him what charity we should raise money for and his answer was simple... A room or space for 8-13year olds on the ward. 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', ' chefs and comedians' coming in to get kids up and out their beds when possible. We would really love your support in helping Joe! He's such an inspiration!💗 thank you!! xxxxx

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  • leigh clapperton

    leigh clapperton

    4 months ago

    leigh clapperton

    Sorry for the delay in getting the page back up. It expired while Joe was in hospital with shingles... We want to continue with our fundraising and appreciate everyone's support so much!!

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  • Kath Crawford and work colleagues

    Kath Crawford and work colleagues

    Apr 18, 2017

    money raised instead of buying Christmas cards from Kath Crawford and colleagues.


  • Anonymous


    Mar 2, 2017

    the rest of the brave shave money from staff at liberton primary.


  • Val Stutter

    Val Stutter

    Feb 3, 2017

    Hello Lee. I think the room/space is a great idea for you young ones. Sorry I can only afford a small donation. Best wishes to you and keep on fighting. xx


  • Anonymous


    Jan 18, 2017


  • Janet, Paul & Zoe Marshall

    Janet, Paul & Zoe Marshall

    Jan 14, 2017

    Hi. Been meaning to do this for ages guys. Sorry for delay. Big cheer to all the lads who braved the shave and also Morven on her run as well as all the other fund raisers. Go Joe x


  • Anonymous


    Jan 10, 2017

    From Isla and her mum from Rudi's class


  • Penny Small

    Penny Small

    Jan 10, 2017

    Thank you to Niki for hosting the Stella and Dot fundraiser and also all the lovely girls who purchased some jewellery 💙


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