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Weʼre raising £11,000 to help me fight brain cancer which is planning to take 11 months. Every penny helps. Thank you xxx

Sheffield, UK

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Hello, for those who don’t know me, my name is Stephen, a 46 year old proud dad from Sheffield. Thank you for taking the time to read my story....

As if being diagnosed in 2011 with a brain tumour and having my 1st surgery in 2012 which left me permanantly disabled wasn’t shocking enough, I was devasted in July last year to find out from my latest MRI that it had shown signs of regrowth.

A year ago on October 15th 2018 I underwent a 2nd surgery, this time an awake craniotomy, where the surgeon removed what he could of the tumour and this was sent off for a biopsy.

A week later I received a phone call, asking me to come in the next day, and although I was prepared for the possibility of cancer, nothing can truly prepare you, so when the consultant explained to me that my tumour had changed from a benign stage 2, into a malignant stage 3 and confirmed I had cancer, I felt like my whole world had all of sudden started crumbling.

My wife and I had our 1st baby in January 2018 a year ago, he’s called Jago, and when we put him to bed later that evening we just sat there in silence, eventually both breaking down in tears.

The NHS have already treated my tumour with a 6 week course of Radiotherapy which i started just before Christmas and 9 months of Chemotherapy, so all in all my treatment plan will be ongoing for nearly a year, my final treatment is planned for next week 23rd October as my platelets and white blood cells have eventually almost been depleted.

The reality is I want to stay as I am for as long as possible, sharing and making memories with my beautiful family, and not be further compromised by any long term side effects that the Radiotherapy could potentially do.

I used to be a self employed hair stylist with a career of 22 years behind me, now due to my permanent disability I work in Admin for the NHS, and although my employers have been very understanding of my situation, I couldn’t afford to be off work and have ongoing treatment, especially as my wife has been back at work since the beginning of last December, and i have been a stay at home Dad for over a year, which i have thoroughly enjoyed albeit under different circumstances. Going through my treatment and looking after a baby has been very hard work at times, but seeing him grow and develop has just about got me through.

Thankyou for taking time to read my story, and love and light to you all,

Stephen, Emma and Jago XXX

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  • Frances Roddison

    Frances Roddison

    Oct 15, 2019

    Hi, I hope your treatment is going well. Please update your story.Love to you all,Frances

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Oct 15, 2019

    With so much love for good news... you deserve it... xx

  • Frances Roddison

    Frances Roddison

    Oct 12, 2019

    Hi thinking of you and your family.Love Frances

  • Sally Wright

    Sally Wright

    Sep 6, 2019

    Praying for you and your family. I am rooting for you.Love Sally x

    £30.00

  • Fiona Short

    Fiona Short

    Aug 25, 2019

    £10.00

  • Jane Hankins

    Jane Hankins

    Aug 1, 2019

    Keep fighting and enjoy your beautiful family xx

    £10.00

  • Andrew Young

    Andrew Young

    Jul 29, 2019

    Very similar story mate, I’m 3 months into 12 month chemo plan, due to brain tumour...Keep up the fight, I use my family as my inspiration....

    £20.00

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