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£4,034raised of £5,000 target by 177 supporters

    Weʼve raised £4,034 to help support Mark Abram and his family

    Location
    Wigan, United Kingdom
    Time left
    Funded on Sunday, 1st October 2017

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    Story

    Mark Abram is a husband and father. A family man and a friend to many.

    Mark has recently been diagnosed with a terminal brain cancer which has devastated him and his family.

    Mark's friends and work colleagues have sprung into action in an attempt to support him and his family through such a difficult time.

    Despite his admirable modesty, Mark has managed to provide some insight of how his diagnosis has impacted upon him.

    "It's difficult to describe the emotions I went through when my wife and I were told that I had terminal brain cancer. I hated it. It was horrible. There were so many frightening thoughts flooding my head, none of them positive!

    The thought of not seeing my children grow and develop broke my heart. They mean the world to me and I consider myself extremely privileged to call them my children.

    It should have just been any other normal day and it was only when Dr Gulliford asked what time my wife would be back that alarm bells started to ring as to there being a potential serious problem.

    As soon as Mandy arrived we were taken into an office and was told without frills that my MRI scan was bad news and quite a large, aggressive tumour had been identified towards the right side of my brain that's invariably terminal.

    I'm just about to start my final week of radio and chemotherapy and I'm really grateful that we have this treatment available in our country.

    Although prognosis is still poor despite the standard treatment (surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy) I'm fighting every day for new treatment methods and nutrition that may help to shrink the tumour.

    Unfortunately due to the location of the tumour it wasn't possible to remove it all, so fingers crossed it will lie dormant for plenty more years hopefully.

    I've been totally overwhelmed by the generosity and caring nature of all my family and friends throughout this process, another reminder of how lucky I am."

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    • David Bowery7 months ago
      David Bowery

      David Bowery

      7 months ago

      Mark and Mandy today following Mark's last appointment for daily treatment. Here's hoping that they both enjoy a well deserved rest for the next few weeks. Just 7 days in and the support that has been shown to Mark and his family has been phenomenal. Almost halfway towards the target amount! Thank you everyone and well done!

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    • David Bowery7 months ago
      David Bowery

      David Bowery

      7 months ago

      Wigan 10k for Mark - https://www.facebook.com/events/450954408606520/?ti=cl

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    • David Bowery7 months ago
      David Bowery

      David Bowery

      7 months ago

      There are many events in the pipeline that we hope will encourage people to donate in support of Mark. Keep checking this page for details and please give as generously as you can. Cheers!

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    Supporters

    177

    • David Bowery

      David Bowery

      Sep 26, 2017

      Donation made by Irene Draper

      £50.00

    • Michelle Yip

      Michelle Yip

      Sep 17, 2017

      £20.00

    • Louise Heaton

      Louise Heaton

      Sep 17, 2017

    • Paul Roche

      Paul Roche

      Sep 16, 2017

      Donation from BLUE ARMY 5-aside team. Cant help with event but can help by putting hands in pocket to try and help . Take care Paul Roche and Blue Army

      £40.00

    • Shelby I'Anson

      Shelby I'Anson

      Sep 14, 2017

      Thank you to everyone that sponsored me in the Wigan 10k, both on the sponsor sheet and through the Just Giving page 😘

      £88.00

    • Margaret Abram

      Margaret Abram

      Sep 14, 2017

      Great big thankyou to friends and work colleagues who have supported me in fundraising for Mark abram..We raised £176 all together Great effort from everyone thankyou ever so much!

      £176.00

    • Fiona Abram

      Fiona Abram

      Sep 14, 2017

      Massive thankyou to everyone who sponsored and supported me doing the Wigan 10K!All of which came from the Springfield hotel in Wigan including the owners and regulars of the beautiful establishment!

      £215.00

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