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Closed 30/03/2017

16%
£10,138
raised of £60,000 target by 268 supporters

    Weʼve raised £10,138 to pay for Craig's cancer treatment abroad

    Paisley, Schottland, Vereinigtes Königreich
    Funded on Thursday, 30th March 2017

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    Story

    On August the 19th my husband Craig Asher was diagnosed with stomach cancer (stage 4). He has a large tumour in the stomach and the cancer has spread to other areas of his abdomen. The family was told that it was inoperable and when Craig asked how long he had, he was told the devastating news of one year. Craig's illness has brought a huge amount of fear and pain into our life. When we got the shocking news our first child Adam was only 5 weeks old.

    Options in Scotland were limited. Chemotherapy gave the possibility of extending life by 3 months if it went well. With so much to fight for as a family we looked around for some other treatments. Immunology was the obvious answer. Immunological drugs super charge your immune system to fight cancer and is considered the most cutting edge cancer treatment in the world. People can live for years or even be cured. But it is very expensive.

    In Scotland a trial was available. However it was a semi blind trial and there was a 33% chance of getting just chemo on the trial, in effect the placebo group.

    Although immunology is still banned in the UK for treating all cancers except skin cancer, it is however legal in other countries. This was our only hope. After shopping around we found a private practice in Germany who offer both immunology and chemotherapy. If you take immunology abroad, the NHS is not allowed to offer you chemotherapy. So all Craig's treatment has to take place in Germany. Furthermore, Craig can't eat anymore and relies on food packs delivered to his body intervenously. Those are expensive, for each day we have to pay €93. NHS refused to provide us with those packs. It is likely that all costs for treatment in Germany will be in excess of €100 000.

    I am determined to raise as much money as possible for my husband. We have to try for Craig's life, for our love and for our baby son Adam. Craig is a wonderful person and it's very sad to think that his own son will not grow up with such amazing daddy.

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    • Marzena Asher4 years ago
      Marzena Asher

      Marzena Asher

      4 years ago

      Dear All Supporters, It has been an amazing effort by everyone and we appreciate your emotional support, prayers and donations. Thank you for being with us in this extremely difficult time. Three weeks ago we stopped the treatment and since this week we are both at the hospice. It is hard but we have to go through this day by day. Cancer is a terrible illness and it's not easy to win it. Our win is that we are both going together through everything and remained undivided. It is also incredible how much love and support we receive from you all.

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    • Marzena Asher4 years ago
      Marzena Asher

      Marzena Asher

      4 years ago

      W minioną niedzielę opuściliśmy Niemcy i wróciliśmy do Szkocji. Leczenie było ciężkie i przynosiło rezultaty. Po immunologii Craig miał cztery cykle chemii. Nowotwór się zmniejszył ale i tak nie ma szans na operowanie. Craig chciał wrócić, ponieważ tęsknił za domem, krajem, rodziną i przyjaciółmi. Wczoraj przylecieliśmy do Londynu. Dziś wieczorem idziemy na modlitwę o uzdrowienie prowadzoną przez Damiana Stayne. Kiedy Damian się modli o uzdrowienia w imieniu Jezusa Chrystusa, wiele osób doświadcza cudów. Proszę, módlcie się dziś za Craiga.

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    • Marzena Asher4 years ago
      Marzena Asher

      Marzena Asher

      4 years ago

      Last Sunday we left Germany and flew back to Scotland. Treatment was tough but relatively successful. After immunology Craig took four cycles of chemo and the tumour has shrank slightly, however there is no chance for operating. Craig wanted to come back because he really missed home, his country, family and friends. Yesterday we flew to London. Tonight at 7 pm we will join a Miracle Healing Service led by Damian Stayne. He prays for healing in Jesus' name and lots of people experience miracles. Please, be with us and pray for Craig today.

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    Supporters

    268

    • Anthony Stewart

      Anthony Stewart

      Mar 29, 2017

      All the best Craig.

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 23, 2017

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 17, 2017

      Marzena, although we are neighbours (no 80) we have never met. I heard about Craig's illness through an ex colleague and we send you all our love during this desperately sad time. Xx

    • Tom

      Tom

      Mar 11, 2017

      Good luck and best wishes

      £30.00

    • Muhammed Khan

      Muhammed Khan

      Mar 1, 2017

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Feb 28, 2017

      Stay strong x

      £10.00

    • FASS (Family Addiction Support Service)

      FASS (Family Addiction Support Service)

      Feb 28, 2017

      FASS has had the pleasure to work with Craig in the past & he has always been a pleasure to deal with.The Board wish to make this small gesture and wish Craig and all his family our very best wishes

      £100.00

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    Marzena Asher

    Marzena Asher

    Paisley, Schottland, Vereinigtes Königreich

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