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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.

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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 Ratcliffe10 days ago
    Laura Ratcliffe

    Laura Ratcliffe

    10 days ago

    Are you free on Saturday 17th March 2018? - Why not come have a night out at The Oaks Community Hall, Worcester Road, Harvington Nr Kidderminster Worcestershire DY10 4NS. Don't miss out on an evening of mediumship with two international clairvoyant mediums. Tickets £10 which include buffet and soft drinks. Doors open: 7PM Starts: 7:30PM. Would love to see you there- please come, spread the word - Lets raise these funds!

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  • Laura Ratcliffe18 days ago
    Laura Ratcliffe

    Laura Ratcliffe

    18 days ago

    World Cancer day today 4th February 2018 - So many people know someone who has had cancer and so many of us have lost a love one to this horrible disease. We must continue to promote awareness of all types of cancer. Martin is just one in hundreds of people who is fighting cancer. Keep strong and positive, keep raising awareness! Lets help beat cancer! #letsbeatcancer #worldcancerday #supportmartin

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  • Laura Ratcliffe1 month ago
    Laura Ratcliffe

    Laura Ratcliffe

    1 month ago

    I have organised another charity event, to raise money for Martin's treatment for this prostate cancer. "Evening of mediumship with two international clairvoyant mediums Rob Beech and Geoff Morris" It will be on Saturday 17th March 2018 - At The Oaks Community Hall, Worcester Road, Harvington, Nr Kidderminster, Worcestershire DY10 4NS. Doors Open: 7pm Starts at 7:30pm Tickets £10 includes buffet and soft drinks (Raffle on the evening) Don't miss a great night out! To book tickets call- 07739658560

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  • Laura Ratcliffe

    Laura Ratcliffe

    Feb 19, 2018

    Thanks to the Evan's household donating some of their unwanted goods which have sold to raise further funds for marts treatment Sold to Maxine C. Thank u very much for your donations and your purchase

    £25.00

  • Laura Ratcliffe

    Laura Ratcliffe

    Feb 19, 2018

    Thank You Maggie Kenealey for your donation <3 xxx

    £5.00

  • Laura Ratcliffe

    Laura Ratcliffe

    Feb 13, 2018

    Thanks for your donation Dot Cook

    £2.00

  • Laura Ratcliffe

    Laura Ratcliffe

    Feb 3, 2018

    £5 donation from Lisa Freshwater for the 1-100 draw. Thank you for your support Lisa and Family xx

    £5.00

  • Laura Ratcliffe

    Laura Ratcliffe

    Jan 30, 2018

    Cash which I received for the 1-100 Draw- Thank you to all who took part and got involved. THANK YOU!

    £53.00

  • Laura Ratcliffe

    Laura Ratcliffe

    Jan 30, 2018

    Had a lovely morning with Karen Franks who has donated a massive £105 towards Martin's treatment- Thank you so so much! Such a kind hearted person with a lovely soul.

    £105.00

  • Steven Wilkes

    Steven Wilkes

    Jan 12, 2018

    Another 5 numbers in the raffle

    £5.00

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Laura Ratcliffe

Laura Ratcliffe

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

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