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£4,312raised of £5,000 target by 139 supporters

    Weʼve raised £4,312 to Help fund Stage 4 cancer treatment for Mehdi. http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/three-years-doctors-told-retired-13210990

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    Newport, Wales, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Sunday, 8th October 2017

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    Story

    In August 2016, my husband Mehdi was rushed into Royal Gwent Hospital with chronic pain in his stomach. He was seen and then sent back home until the pain became so severe we had no choice but to return to the hospital. Finally he was offered a CT scan. They found a large Stage 4 tumour in his bowel. Being told that he was in a life threatening situation, the hospital team sent him for an emergency operation. This followed 3 years of prior missed symptoms . 1 year on, at 63, thank goodness he is still here because the surgeon removed the primary tumour and repaired his bowel. We're eternally grateful for this. Within 3 days, he was back on his feet in hospital, surprising those around him, but not his family, we all know of his determined spirit and courage.  We have two children, and Mehdi is known as "Papa" to his 3 loving Grandsons, Carson aged 3, Warwick aged 2, and Jude aged 18 months. He is determined to spend as much time with them as possible!

    Mehdi has always led a healthy lifestyle, fuelled by a love for activity, and he developed a real passion for windsurfing when he turned 50!
    With very few symptoms during 2016, and nothing being detected from medical blood tests, we were all totally blind to the cancer. Something we are working hard to change for others in the future by raising awareness! Due to the lack of diagnosis, he is now fighting secondary cancer in the liver, lungs, lymph nodes and abdominal cavity, all of which spread from the original bowel cancer. His positivity is remarkable. After 12 rounds of chemotherapy, Mehdi has achieved good results considering what he was faced with. He's also put maxmimum effort into adopting a cancer fighting nutrition regime to supplement the treatment and give his body the best chance. 

    Mehdi's secondary cancers need more specialised treatment and we're appealing for your help in fundraising for a PET scan, and cytoreductive surgery.

    We are eternally grateful for all of your support. Read about Challenge 1954

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    • Jan Davies6 months ago
      Jan Davies

      Jan Davies

      6 months ago

      Hi everyone. Thanks for helping us reach 41% of our total so pleased. This week Mehdi has been resting up and concentrating on his diet. He is finding it hard to put weight on when he isn't eating any carbs, diary or sugar. Organic eggs, tinned sardines in olive oil and nuts are all on the menu this week. The selenium will help fight the cancer cells and help prepare Mehdi's body for his third dose of chemo on Friday. Cancer certainly keeps us busy with hospital visits, shopping, cooking and keeping fit. It is important to remain focused.xxx

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    • Jan Davies6 months ago
      Jan Davies

      Jan Davies

      6 months ago

      Hi everyone. So pleased for Luke and everyone that participated. The Challenge 1954 was a wonderful success. We rounded of the event with a small gathering so that Mehdi had the opportunity to thank people individually. Thank goodness his body seems to be able to tolerate the rounds of chemo he has had so far, but we won't know if it is working until he has a ct scan in two months time. We are constantly exploring new treatments available to make sure we have the right plan place. Thanks again. Little update to share.

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    • Jan Davies6 months ago
      Jan Davies

      Jan Davies

      6 months ago

      Wow!! Thank you for all the kind words and donations. Final day tomorrow for Challenge 1954. It has been a great success for Luke and all those involved. Because of it Mehdi will now be even more determined to fight for his life. We will be posting updates of the final gathering tomorrow. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts. Xx

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    • Mat and beth

      Mat and beth

      Oct 8, 2017

      All the best xx

      £30.00

    • Rhi

      Rhi

      Oct 7, 2017

      Donations from Rhi's sister / friends xxx

      £35.00

    • Gareth Rice

      Gareth Rice

      Oct 4, 2017

      Excellent cause. It was a pleasure to be involved

      £24.00

    • Christian Dalton

      Christian Dalton

      Oct 2, 2017

      Best wishes from the Dalton's - been a pleasure to support Luke on his 1954 challenge

      £30.00

    • Adam Jones

      Adam Jones

      Sep 30, 2017

      £10.00

    • Helena Awuakye

      Helena Awuakye

      Sep 11, 2017

      £20.00

    • Ben Slinn

      Ben Slinn

      Sep 7, 2017

      Well done Luke!

      £20.00

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    Jan Davies

    Jan Davies

    Newport, Wales, United Kingdom

    My name is Jan and I am Mehdi's wife. We met in Newport when we were both students. We have been married for thirty nine years October this year. We have had a wonderful marriage. Mehdi is a marvellous father to our son and daughter and loves spending time with our 3 grandsons.

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