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£21,112raised of £30,000 target by 383 supporters

Weʼre raising £30,000 to Help Matt, Jo and their kids with treatment costs and respite from his ongoing fight with bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma)

Location
Penarth, United Kingdom
Time left
53 days to go

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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. It means that Matt will begin another course of chemotherapy at Velindre this week and then see what other treatment options present themselves. Dependant on the advice of the specialists the next course of treatment could be self funded, costing in the region of Thirty Thousand Pounds.

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 Thirty Thousand Pounds for Matt and Jo to put towards the cost of any treatments which become available, such as SIRT. If enough is raised we would also love for them to 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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    Raising Funds to Support Matt Burns

    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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383

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 24, 2017

    £50.00

  • Jon Headington

    Jon Headington

    May 24, 2017

    He wasn't offside...thanks for a good game all! ACDC up next?All the best Matt!

    £30.00

  • ROBERT GOODWIN

    ROBERT GOODWIN

    May 24, 2017

    Really enjoyed the game with Iron Maiden FC last night - good luck with the fundraising

    £25.00

  • Felicity Rees

    Felicity Rees

    May 24, 2017

    Well done everyone involved in the football match yesterday. Fliss etc xx

    £50.00

  • Michael B

    Michael B

    May 24, 2017

    Good to meet you at the Pegasus game, Matt. Rooting for you. Let's make it another win!All the very best, Michaelps It wasn't offside!

    £50.00

  • Rich P

    Rich P

    May 24, 2017

    Keep fighting Matt, thanks for supporting Pegasus to their 3-2 victory over the Iron Maiden footballing machine.

    £100.00

  • Andrew KENDALL

    Andrew KENDALL

    May 24, 2017

    Come on the mighty Pegasus!

    £10.00

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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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