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£610raised of £500 target by 26 supporters

    Weʼve raised £610 to Help Fabiana Herrera a 13 year old girl in Panama with bone cancer.

    Location
    Rawtenstall, United Kingdom
    Time left
    Funded on Thursday, 24th November 2016

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    The Story of Fabiana Hererra, in the words of her father Ken:

    "During February 2016 Fabiana 13 started having pains just above her left knee. Her mother took her to our local clinic and they said she had arthritis and prescribed medication. One week later things had not improved and the area was getting red and slightly swollen, so the doctor made an appointment with the hospital to admit her. She was in hospital for a month where they took a biopsy, amongst various other tests.
    On April 3rd we received the terrible news that she had a severe form of bone cancer normally found in teenagers.
    Her first chemo session was on April 19th. In total she had eight sessions of chemo, each lasting three or four days.
    Three weeks ago she had a ten and a half hour operation, where they removed approximately 10" of her femur and replaced it with another live bone and over 25 nuts, bolts and strips of metal.
    She is now going to physiotherapy twice a week, to build up the strength in her good leg, as she will not be able to walk again for three months.
    We are waiting to hear when the chemo will start again, as a precautionary method.
    It will take five years for the new bone to totally adhere to the old one."

    Unfortunately Fabiana needs further treatment which will cost money that the family simply do not have.

    So I have decided that I will try and raise money for Fabiana by doing a sponsored charity event, where I will give up alcohol for 5 weeks starting from 20th October until 24th November. This in itself is a small gesture but it will take a lot of effort for a beer monster like me!!!

    All donations will be gratefully accepted and passed on, especially from our Atlantic Associates family.

    Thank you
    Neill Saunders


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    • Neill Saunders

      Neill Saunders

      13 days ago

      Neill Saunders

      Thank you very much to everyone who contributed. The money raised will be going to a very worthy cause!!!

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    • Neill Saunders

      Neill Saunders

      22 days ago

      Neill Saunders

      Hi Guys, I now have 9 days to go until the end of my dry five weeks. The response has been fantastic and the target figure of £500 has now passed £600. Thanks to everyone who has donated. The page will still accept donations until Thursday 24th November.

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    • Neill Saunders

      Neill Saunders

      a month ago

      Neill Saunders

      Hi everyone, Over a week in and we have already raised 75% of the target aimed for. Many many thanks for all the kind donations so far and hopefully we can keep it going.

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    • Neill Saunders

      Neill Saunders

      2 months ago

      Neill Saunders

      Hello All, Today is day one of my Dry 5 Weeks. This is a very small effort by me to help out an old work colleague Kenneth I Morriss who interviewed and gave me my best ever job in 1990 (ish) His daughter is very ill with bone cancer and any help will be much appreciated.

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    26

    • Alethea Chester

      Alethea Chester

      Nov 19, 2016

      Glad you have reached your target

      £10.00

    • Jeanette

      Jeanette

      Nov 15, 2016

      £50.00

    • Andrea Bell

      Andrea Bell

      Nov 14, 2016

      £20.00

    About the fundraiser
    Neill Saunders

    Neill Saunders

    Rawtenstall, United Kingdom

    Neill Saunders has worked in the casino industry for 30 (ish) years. He has never met Fabiana Hererra, but has worked with her father and feels compelled to help her cause.

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