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£9,933raised of £70,000 target by 242 supporters

Weʼre raising £70,000 to Get Cancer Treatment in Germany for Martin Day

Location
Bristol, United Kingdom
Time left
23 days to go

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HE AINT HEAVY HE'S MY BROTHER

On November 29th 2016 my twin brother Martin Day age 47 was given the terrible diagnosis of stage 4 cancer. He was told the devastating news that he does not have weeks or years but months to live.

After weeks of research we have found that people with stage 4 cancers can beat it or at least last many years if treatment is successful. My brother is willing to fight this to the bitter end, he is now having Chemotherapy with the hope of reducing or even stopping the cancer. The word remission was used by the Oncologist, that is the hope Martin needed.

Many of you may or not be aware that Germany have treatments available that the UK do not offer, we have consulted a leading professor in Germany who has looked at Martin's CT scans. His view is that he can offer Martin treatment following the chemotherapy which targets the cancers directly and can control it and will very possibly prolong his life for years to come.

Martin is a Manager of our local football team he is fit and strong, he has given years to help others and is very popular and loved within the community. He is my twin brother and I cannot bare the thought of him leaving me, Martin's son Tristan or his wife Kelly behind.

We are all praying that he can pull through and that we can send him to Germany for further treatment. It is very difficult to ask others to give especially if you do not know Martin, but believe me Martin is a very special person and if anyone deserves a chance it's Martin. Martin has given so much to others all his life.

Nobody deserves to get this terrible disease and until such time that more research and development is done in the hope to find a cure. We find ourselves asking for more time, begging for more time with our loved ones.

My name is Paul Day, Identical brother to Martin Day. He is part of my soul and we are not ready to say goodbye not for a long time - Thank you for viewing.

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  • Martin Day

    Martin Day

    a month ago

    Martin Day

    In addition to Germany there is a specialist in the UK that uses Nanoknife ablation therapy for inoperable tumours. We are also sending Martin’s recent scans to them this week to find out more about it here and we are hopeful that this gives us other options. Thanks for all of your support and we will keep you updated.

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  • Martin Day

    Martin Day

    a month ago

    Martin Day

    We are overwhelmed with all of your kind messages of support at a time we found very difficult, it really means a lot. We have been contacted personally as well as on Facebook from friends and family who have organised fund raising events and who would very much like us not pause the fund raising. We did consider pausing it however we realise that this was perhaps a rash decision and we are more than happy and very grateful for everyone to continue with the planned events and fund raising.

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  • Martin Day

    Martin Day

    a month ago

    Martin Day

    Okay we have dusted ourselves off following the last scan and realised that it wasn’t as good as we had hoped for but the consultant did say that any increase could have been from the time in between diagnosis and the start of Martins treatment and the decrease would be the result of the treatment working and that there is a 20% reduction overall. Martin is deemed as stable so although we were hoping for more remarkable results, what we have is positive news.

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3 months ago

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242

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 12, 2017

    Thinking of you and your family. With my best wishes. Be strong. An Observer reader, Bristol

    £30.00

  • Jamie Norris

    Jamie Norris

    Apr 7, 2017

    Donated in the memory of David Norris.Thank you to everyone that attended and kindly donated.We hope this helps with your treatment Martin.

    £903.23

  • STEPHEN COOMBS

    STEPHEN COOMBS

    Mar 30, 2017

    Used to play football together way back in the day. All the best, mate - keep fighting!

    £150.00

  • Fathima & Jabir Suliaman

    Fathima & Jabir Suliaman

    Mar 18, 2017

    Wishing you the best as you fight this terrible disease.

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Mar 12, 2017

    Well done to everyone who rode out today on the fundraising bike ride.

    £30.00

  • Nick & Estelle Roseff (Emma Norris's parents)

    Nick & Estelle Roseff (Emma Norris's parents)

    Mar 11, 2017

    Wishing you all the luck in the world as you fight this terrible disease.

    £15.00

  • Rob Collier

    Rob Collier

    Mar 10, 2017

    I dont know you my friend but one of my best friends is going through this....stay strong xx

    £20.00

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