Weʼve raised £3,485 to help towards Carl Stanley's pioneering cyberknife surgery by cycling 200 miles from Bristol to Warrington
- Warrington, United Kingdom
- Funded on Sunday, 17th September 2017
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Carl Stanley works for Claremont Group Interiors as a Quantity Surveyor. Over the coming months his Q.S. team will be aiming to raise as much as they can towards his future treatments costs through a 200 mile bike ride from Claremont's offices in Bristol to their head office in Warrington. The team involved have no previous cycling experience and are looking to undertake this challenge 12-14th October 2017. The people involved will be; Kris Whitehead, Richard Brook, Peter McShane, Carly Willis, Gary Bargh, Leanne Dutton, Gareth Bunting, Alice Murphy, Louis Rees.
In July 2013, Carl Stanley, was diagnosed with a benign grade 2 brain tumour, an astrocytoma in his right temporal lobe to be precise. He underwent surgery to remove as much as possible in August 2013 and he'd hoped that would be the end of it. However, this wasn't to be and in August 2015 it returned. He completed 6 weeks of intensive radiotherapy in November/December 2015, only to be told on the 19th July 2017 that the tumour had progressed and it now looked like it was a grade 3 and so now malignant. He underwent a second, very risky, craniatomy on the 24th July and this will be followed by ongoing chemotherapy, but he has been made aware that this will only delay the spread of this terrible life threatening illness.
There is a pioneering technology (Cyberknife) that is available in this country and could give Carl a fighting chance of long term survival when the chemotherapy drugs are no longer effective. However, this treatment is not currently widely available via the NHS. The cost is estimated to be in the region of £100,000 for the five treatments that he could require. With any luck this treatment may not be needed for a number of years but it could be at any time and he need's to be prepared for any outcome.
Carl is married to his wife Donna and is a loving father to two children Olivia and Zac. Olivia has just finished her first year of primary school, with Zac joining her in September, and our aim is to ensure Carl is around for as long as possible to see his 2 precious children grow up.
We appreciate all your support and any donations you could provide for this great cause.
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Sep 12, 2017
Sep 12, 2017
Good Luck team. xx
Sep 11, 2017
Good luck Leanne.
Sep 7, 2017
Sep 5, 2017
Fantastic effort, good luck everyone!
Sep 4, 2017
Great teamwork - best wishes to the lot of you and especially to Carl.
Sep 4, 2017
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