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£1,570raised of £1,500 target by 65 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,500 to To help fund the £50,000 required for cancer treatment for my cousin, Anthony Webster xx

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My cousin was diagnosed earlier this year with a rare cancer. As a family we're trying to help them raise as much money as we can towards his target of £50k for his treatment.

In his wife Jane's words......

"As a wife and mother, to be told that your perfect family and life will one day be torn apart by cancer is something I thought would never happen to us, but it has, and it is devastating beyond words.

On 14th Jan 2017, my 46 year old, fit husband Anthony was diagnosed with Stage 4 Kidney Cancer which had progressed to his lungs, liver and bone.

The shock and pain of that diagnosis was almost too much to bear, I experienced emotions that I didn't know how to cope with. But we have two amazing children, Jacob and Beth, and the love within our family for each other gave us the will to fight this dreadful disease.

Anthony, with me by his side, told Jacob and Beth that his kidney cancer was terminal.

We held onto each other like there was nobody else in the world, just us four.

Our whole family and friends have been devastated. Anthony is a well loved, popular sportsman, and coached a local youth rugby team. His fighting spirit has served him well over the last few months.

The tumour in his hip meant that he could only walk with the aid of crutches, but after responding to radiation treatment and with sheer determination he can now walk unaided and in June he walked 7km in aid of his local hospice Willowbrook. Over the last 8 months Anthony has probably had every complication you can have with cancer treatment but he has not given up or complained. Anthony has been in our local hospice twice and many 999 calls later he is still finding the inner strength to keep on fighting.

Hope - yes we have lots of that!

On the NHS, Anthony has started on a new drug which is a form of immunotherapy, which he is responding well to, but this treatment is only buying him time, its not a cure.

From day one we have stayed positive and will continue to do so, and we have been researching different treatment options and unfortunately the NHS only offer palliative care. We know as a family we have to fight and we are ready for it as we have nothing to lose.

The world of medicine and treatment for cancer is progressing all the time, and we have been in touch with doctors in the USA and India and have been offered treatment outside the UK which could take Anthony's diagnosis from terminal to chronic. Initially this will cost approx £50,000 for treatment and flights, which is why we now feel that we need to reach out for help to fund this.

I have told my family and friends that one day I will write an book on how we beat cancer, please help us to achieve it.

Much love the websters x"

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  • Matt Webster1 month ago
    Matt Webster

    Matt Webster

    1 month ago

    Thanks so much for the support so far!! Keep it coming! Had to take a break from the training due to a cold but i'm planning on getting back out there tomorrow or Saturday. In other news my partner in crime Simon Harris has signed up to join me for the run, so we're hoping to smash the target. Thanks everyone, your support means the world xxx

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  • Matt Webster1 month ago
    Matt Webster

    Matt Webster

    1 month ago

    2nd run completed today. 6.82km round Regents Park and up Primrose Hill assisted by my glamorous assistant Simo Harris. It was hammering down with rain but we smashed through it. Salad for lunch, then refuelled with several massive handfuls of M&Ms....balance is key Big run on Saturday! x

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  • Matt Webster1 month ago
    Matt Webster

    Matt Webster

    1 month ago

    Googled "training plan for 10 mile run" and apparently they recommend 8-12 weeks. These are probably the same people who recommend 1 glass of wine a night and 8 hours sleep. These are not "my people". So i've come up with my own training plan. Keep running a bit further every few days! Just went for my first run and it was fairly awful (as all running is) but felt great to get the first one under my beer gut (which sits on top of my belt). Thanks so much for all your donations so far too!! Amazing!! I'm going to have to up the target :-)

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 11, 2018

    all the best for your cause

  • Samantha Paxton

    Samantha Paxton

    Jan 4, 2018

  • Stephen Davis

    Stephen Davis

    Jan 4, 2018

    Well done Matt, you're still an inspiration x

    £250.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 30, 2017

    Read your story and was truly inspired. You are amazing!! X

    £5.00

  • Kayne Ball

    Kayne Ball

    Dec 26, 2017

    £20.00

  • Jeremy Schildt

    Jeremy Schildt

    Dec 23, 2017

    Well done Matt x

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 23, 2017

    Well done buddy!

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