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Weʼre raising £1,500 to support my soul mate through his battle with Prostate Cancer and raise money towards Nanoknife treatment.

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

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Hello, My names Laura I’m raising awareness about prostate cancer and hoping to raise funds for my soul mate Martin (A.K.A Johnny) who was diagnosed on Monday 14th August 2017 with stage 2 of 4 prostate cancer.

This all came about when he attended an over 50’s health check at his doctors, after having a simple blood test which shown his PSA result of 22. A normal PSA result is 4. His result was extremely high compared to what it should be, but after a urine sample it appeared he had an infection (E-coli). Mart was instructed to repeat the PSA test (Blood test) after completing the course of antibiotics, he repeated the PSA test and the result came back at 17.1 (still way above normal).

After numerous tests including, prostate biopsy, PSA Tests and a flow test we attended an appointment at Russell’s Hall Hospital at 11:10am, we were called in at 1:25pm to see the consultant. Following the prostate biopsy, there was cancer found in his prostate, this was a shock at the time as Mart shown no signs of having cancer. Not yellow in colour, no aches and pains, no loss of appetite, no tiredness NOTHING! So if you are a male and reading this PLEASE go and get yourself checked out!

So, you may ask why not have treatment on the NHS?

We were told that the NHS offer two types of treatment for prostate cancer, one being radiotherapy and the other to remove the prostate completely. Both had there for's and against. Prior to having radiotherapy they would have to carry out re-boring surgery which has the same nerve damaging risks as taking the prostate out altogether. After realising the affects from either treatments carried out, we chose to do our own research as Martin is a young 58 year old, and for those who know him, will know he loves his drumming, social life and really is a ladies man. We found out that certain types of cancer can be treated using the Nanoknife treatment. This can only be carried out privately, but has little side effects which means the treatment is less likely to have effects like incontinency, impotency, urinary tract infection. Not only this but unfortunately Mart has had three previous hernia operations, which means that there is a lot of mesh in his stomach which is likely to cause further complications for him. Nano knife treatment is so much more appealing due to martins circumstances.

After obtaining a quote of £12,450.00 from the Princess Grace Hospital for the treatment and 17,000 euros from the prostate Centre in Germany. I thought it would be a good idea to set up this page to promote and help support Mart in the months ahead as he’s not sure if the treatment will take place here in the UK or maybe Germany.

My target is to raise as much money as possible towards Martin’s treatment as every penny will be a help so let’s get behind mart and support him all the way! Thank you for reading this all donations are gratefully received. #ProstateCancerAwareness #supportformartin

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    Laura Ratcliffe

    Laura Ratcliffe

    2 days ago
    Update from the Page owner

    WOW! Together we've done it! Proud to announce £4,000 has been raised for Martin Hossack's Nano-knife treatment - This is unbelievable, thank you to each and everyone of you for your support. What a fantastic achievement! THANK YOU! xxx

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    The current total is £3,992.00

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Page last updated on: 7/18/2018 10:04 AM

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64

  • Laura Ratcliffe

    Laura Ratcliffe

    Jul 18, 2018

    A wonderful kind gesture from Kevin and Lisa Freshwater- We've now proudly hit the £4,000 THANK YOU! xxx

    £3.00

  • Laura Ratcliffe

    Laura Ratcliffe

    Jul 18, 2018

    Donation from Lisa Freshwater and Deb Wilkes for numbers on the 1-100 draw. Thank you for your support <3 xxx

    £5.00

  • Laura Ratcliffe

    Laura Ratcliffe

    Jul 11, 2018

    Maggie and Steve's £4 for their numbers on the 1-100 draw. Thank you very much for your support. xxx

    £4.00

  • Laura Ratcliffe

    Laura Ratcliffe

    Jul 10, 2018

    Following the donation of a mirror from the Evans Family - This item has raised £20 towards Martins treatment. Thank you to Chris for purchasing it. THANK YOU xxx

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 3, 2018

    Christine Thomas donated her winnings to the fund after winning the first prize on the 1-100 draw Thank you xxx

    £3.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 1, 2018

    Amount raised by the AA dressdown day.

    £46.00

  • Laura Ratcliffe

    Laura Ratcliffe

    Jun 29, 2018

    Donations for 1-100 draw which was completed on 28th June 2018 - THANK YOU to everyone who supported and joined us in fundraising we hope everyone liked there prizes. <3

    £70.00

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Laura Ratcliffe

Laura Ratcliffe

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

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