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£33,520raised of £30,000 target by 487 supporters

    Weʼve raised £33,520 to Help Matt, Jo and their kids with treatment costs and respite from his ongoing fight with bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma)

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    Penarth, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Tuesday, 15th August 2017

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    At the start of 2016 one of our oldest and dearest friends, Matt (top right in the picture) was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer) It is typically difficult to diagnose accurately and early, and often too advanced for surgery which is currently the only potential cure.

    In February 2016 Matt underwent the surgery which was followed by a course of chemotherapy. By the end of the year he was recovering well and it seemed the expert doctors in UHW and Morriston Hospital had got there in time.

    Unfortunately, we now know that the cancer has spread to his liver. Matt is currently undergoing chemotherapy at Velindre we will then see what other treatment options present themselves.

    Throughout all of this Matt and his wife Jo have shown staggering bravery in the face of adversity, they have refused to lose their sense of humour and ensured the world of their Children; Noah, Martha and Jude (10, 6 & 2 years old) remains as normal as possible.

    So we want to raise as much as we can for Matt and Jo to put towards the cost of any treatments which become available, to help Matt support the family, maybe take a holiday with the kids or pursue alternative treatments wherever they may present themselves.

    If you are able to support us in reaching this goal I urge you to do so by donating and sharing this story. We thank you in advance from Matt, Jo, Noah, Martha, Jude and all their family & friends.

    Keep in touch at https://www.facebook.com/friendsofmattburns/

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      Well done everyone we've passed 20% towards our total but a long way to go. To keep in touch please follow https://www.facebook.com/friendsofmattburns/ on Facebook

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    Supporters

    487

    • Hannah Jeffreys

      Hannah Jeffreys

      Aug 13, 2017

      Love from Hannah Jeffreys x

      £20.00

    • Hudson & Jo Tsui

      Hudson & Jo Tsui

      Aug 10, 2017

      Sending all our love and prayers from Hong Kong. Lots of love, Hudson, Jo, Jacob & Lucy xxx

      £500.00

    • Rebecca Dyer

      Rebecca Dyer

      Aug 10, 2017

      Sending you and your family lots of love and support.Alex and Becky xxxxxx

      £176.00

    • Anthony & Evelyne

      Anthony & Evelyne

      Aug 2, 2017

      Go Team Burns. Stay strong for the new season. YNWA!!

      £100.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 1, 2017

      £100.00

    • sharon Jones

      sharon Jones

      Jul 31, 2017

      Well done sue on the amount of weight you've lost!

      £5.00

    • Jon Rennison

      Jon Rennison

      Jul 31, 2017

      Well done Sue on losing the weight. Love to you and Family Matt xx

      £11.00

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    Raising Funds to Support Matt Burns

    Raising Funds to Support Matt Burns

    Penarth, United Kingdom

    We are Team Burns, a community of friends supporting Matt, Jo, Noah, Martha & Jude in Matt's ongoing fight with bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma).

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