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Gareth Ropinski

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Weʼre raising £28,000 to Help Phil Jackson raise funds for Selective Internal Radiation Therapy

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My name is Phil Jackson, I'm 56 years old and I've worked for Vaillant for 30 years. I live in Belper, Derbyshire with my wife Joanna, and our 2 dogs - Teddy and Lily.

In 2017, I was diagnosed with Cholangiocarcinoma - a rare form of Bile duct cancer, which, at the time of diagnosis, had already spread to my liver.

On our 16th wedding anniversary, I was given 1 to 3 years to live, and told the cancer was inoperable. Luckily, we managed to find a surgeon who was willing to operate, and after major surgery and a round of chemotherapy, I was cancer free and back at work.

In 2020, our worst fears arose, we were given the news that the cancer had returned with 2 tumors in my liver. Since diagnosis, I've been medically advised that my best chance to beat the cancer is with a treatment called SIRT (Selective Internal Radiation Therapy), however, this isn't currently available through the NHS.

The only way to undergo this treatment is though private medical care, and due to high costs involved, I need help to raise money towards this opportunity. This is my best chance to spend many more quality years with my wife and family, and I'd like to ask for your help in sharing my story or donating towards my journey - every gesture is greatly appreciated.

Thank you,


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  • Gareth Ropinski4 months ago
    Gareth Ropinski

    Gareth Ropinski

    4 months ago

    Hi I would like to thank everyone for your continual support and yesterday i started my treatment. I will keep you updated on how things are going. I can not thank you enough. Phil & Joanna

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  • Gareth Ropinski6 months ago
    Gareth Ropinski

    Gareth Ropinski

    6 months ago

    Hi   I would like to thank everyone for your  support in the past 4 weeks. Myself and my wife are overwhelmed by everyone's kind messages and in helping me towards my treatment for the sirt. I have started my Chemotherapy last week and will keep you updated on how things are going.  I can not thank you enough. Phil & Joanna 

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Page last updated on: 12/1/2021 13.00



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    Wishing you a speedy recovery 🤲🏽


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Gareth Ropinski

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As a colleague of Phil's for 5 year's, I've set up this page to fundraise towards the vital SIRT treatment that can provide Phil, Joanna, his family and friends, with many more years of memories and happiness. Any donations or page shares would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

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