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Weʼre raising £12,000 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.

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 plan is to treat my tumour with a 6 week course of Radiotherapy which i started just before Christmas and then about 8 months of Chemotherapy. So all in all my treatment plan will be ongoing for nearly a year and I’ll be needing a further 11 months off work.

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 cannot simply afford to be off work and have ongoing treatment, especially as my wife is now back to work after her year maternity leave ran out at the beginning of December.

We have no other means of funding the time off, and we really are not usually the kind of people to ask for any kind of help, so please I know this time of year is for many of us financially difficult, but any contributions will be greatly received.

Thankyou in advance, and love and light to you all,

Stephen, Emma and Jago XXX

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    Thank you so much for your generous donations and support so far. Can’t believe it was only a week ago but the amount of people that have shared my story is completely overwhelming, and I do appreciate each and everyone of you who have donated ♥️ All LOVE XXX

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274

  • Jayne Wall

    Jayne Wall

    May 8, 2019

    Best wishes from another sheffielder

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 8, 2019

    £20.00

  • Barry Bacon

    Barry Bacon

    Apr 29, 2019

    Keep positive, and good luck.

    £50.00

  • Sarah Jackson

    Sarah Jackson

    Apr 28, 2019

    Wishing you luck with your treatment.

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 28, 2019

    £10.00

  • Miles

    Miles

    Apr 28, 2019

    A top up from me xx

    £50.00

  • Donna Sharp

    Donna Sharp

    Apr 28, 2019

    Best wishes to you and your family xxx

    £10.00

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