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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 Ratcliffe1 day ago
    Laura Ratcliffe

    Laura Ratcliffe

    1 day ago

    Please spread the word - This is our next fundraising event! We cant wait to see you there. We are so grateful for the support you have given to us.

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  • Laura Ratcliffe1 month ago
    Laura Ratcliffe

    Laura Ratcliffe

    1 month ago

    Who's ready to get into the festive mood - Come and join us at our first Christmas Fayre Fundraiser on 23rd November 2018 3PM-7PM at Sedgley Scouts Hut (Jubilee Hall) Ladies Walk, Sedgley, Dudley DY3 3UA. There will be a variety of stalls, refreshments will be available at this event. Open to all ages! FREE ENTRY! All funds raised from this event will go towards Martins 3D MRi scan to confirm the success of Nano-knife treatment, after receiving Nano-knife treatment on his prostate cancer in Germany last month. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

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    Laura Ratcliffe

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    1 month ago
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    FANTASTIC AMOUNT RAISED!

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Page last updated on: 11/12/2018 3:56 PM

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Oct 13, 2018

    Hugs to you both xx

    £5.00

  • Lorna Woodhall

    Lorna Woodhall

    Sep 12, 2018

    Sending love and positive thoughts your way.xx

    £10.00

  • Laura Ratcliffe

    Laura Ratcliffe

    Aug 25, 2018

    Thanks to everyone who came and supported our "Evening of Mediumship Fundraiser- For Martin" at the Caves Bar & Grill last night. A total of £435.45 was raised - THANK YOU ALL!

    £435.45

  • Clare Evans

    Clare Evans

    Aug 24, 2018

    Sorry was not there but all the very best💗

    £10.00

  • Laura Ratcliffe

    Laura Ratcliffe

    Aug 19, 2018

    Donation of £150 from Graham Spink and £50 donation from Steve and Maggie <3 Thank you very much xxx

    £200.00

  • Laura Ratcliffe

    Laura Ratcliffe

    Aug 14, 2018

    Lovely donation from Nigel Porter- Thank you!

  • Jay Davies

    Jay Davies

    Aug 3, 2018

    Keep up the great fundraising Laur and Mart! So sorry We couldn’t make the event, all the best going in the future to you both 😁 don’t give up the fight X

    £10.00

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

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