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Karli Coates

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raised of £20,000 target by 339 supporters

Weʼre raising £20,000 to help ease the financial burden for Rob, his wife and new born baby boy in his final fight.

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Originally when I set up this Just Giving page my 40 year old friend Rob was an expectant father who was living with a terminal cancer diagnosis.

Things have changed a little since then and now Rob is a proud father. Thanks to his beautiful wife Kimberley, Hugo was delivered on their 3rd wedding anniversary.

Rob and Kimberley are now settling into family life. Whilst currently shielding and juggling medical appointments their initial taste of parenthood has been very different to that of a healthy family pre- covid. They love being parents.

The thing is more than ever they still require your help. Rob’s cancer is still terminal. He is battling not only the illness, but also the side effects and the damage that 7 years of chemotherapy, radiotherapy, 2 bone marrow transplants and GVH disease has caused. Rob still needs the alterations to continue to function safely in his house. He wants to be a dad and he wants to remain mobile enough to support in the care for Hugo. He needs the adaptions for his house and he wants to secure a financial future for Kimberley and Hugo.

His story has made the national news, his journey has touched all who have offered their support. In the midst of their own journey he and his wife have campaigned fiercely to recruit potential donors for DKMS and Anthony Nolan. They are a huge drive in the race to find an 8 year old girl her hero donor – they can’t save Rob’s life now, but they haven’t stopped trying to save other peoples either.

They are the most incredible couple I have had the pleasure of knowing.

This plea isn’t just about what Rob wants/needs – this plea is coming from me.

A daughter who watched her dad die with cancer (49) and watched her mam have to start again to support her family, whilst in the depth and exhaustion of her own grief. A friend watching and worrying about her friend dying. Watching and worrying about how his young family will cope and manage the emotional journey they still have to embark. I want Kim to have the time and space to recover from this journey, without the worry of money. She’s worked incredibly hard to build a career to support her family, she is Rob’s main carer and also a new mum. She is amazing – but when she is feeling less amazing, when she needs time and space to come to terms with the loss of her soul mate, this fund will keep her afloat and offer her that time.

Rob and Kim are exceptionally proud, and it has been difficult getting them to agree to this campaign, but I strongly believe that they both deserve peace of mind for the time that they have left to spend together.

There are many ways to help:

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Read Rob’s story and keep up with how things are moving forward for him in his fight to stay alive on his webpage



Sign up to DKMS/Anthony Nolan - without the donors Rob and Kimberley would never have had the chance to meet and fall in love. Without donors, Rob would not be still here. For people between the ages of 17-55 For people between the ages of 16-30

If Rob isn’t your friend – imagine he was. It could be any one of us. He was a young man of 33 when cancer entered his life. No-one invites cancer. No-one deserves cancer. Even those who survive cancer often lose part of themselves in their fight. Family and friends lose parts of themselves too.

Let’s support - and please feel free to comment below if you'd like to get in touch.

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  • Karli Coates5 months ago
    Karli Coates

    Karli Coates

    5 months ago

    I've added a Twitter and Instagram page as some people don't use Facebook, here are all of the links. Please visit them and share them if you would. Thank you so much for your support. x

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  • Karli Coates5 months ago
    Karli Coates

    Karli Coates

    5 months ago

    I should post here more often (Rob). It feels impossible to thank everyone individually as so many of you have helped, some people have said that it's not much, but no matter how much it is, it all builds up to make the figure what it is today & I thank you so much. It is a relief to know that when we need it, the money will be there to help us. I'm still scared when I think about what's happening, but I try my best not to think about it most of the time. You're welcome to see more detailed updates on my site I created

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  • Karli Coates8 months ago
    Karli Coates

    Karli Coates

    8 months ago

    My docs are working hard to keep me here for as long as possible, they're giving me chemo into my spine. It started as once every week, but they have reduced it to once every 2 month as it can damage my spinal cord & brain if they give me too much. I'm having several other treatments to make life more comfortable including a cataract op, I'm waiting to see someone about strengthening my damaged heart as well as a chiropodist. With that aside, we're really looking forward to Christmas with our baby & I want to thank you for your ongoing support

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Page last updated on: 5/21/2021 16.29



  • Natalie Kerr. cancer awareness

    Natalie Kerr. cancer awareness

    May 21, 2021

    Hope this helps in a small way, wish it could be more...sending love and best wishes to you both ❤


  • Anonymous


    Mar 4, 2021

    Wishing you all the best.


  • Claire


    Mar 2, 2021

    Had to get you to 10k because you are the most wonderful people ❤️


  • Ben Dewar

    Ben Dewar

    Feb 28, 2021

    Keep making those memories Rob and keep fighting we are all with you. Love The Dewars xx


  • Anonymous


    Feb 27, 2021


  • Matt T

    Matt T

    Feb 27, 2021

    Life is so precious and delicate, hard and cruel sometimes. Make all the memories and love with your whole self. Give the little guy an extra squeeze from me. X

  • Jade Sayers

    Jade Sayers

    Feb 27, 2021

    Sending best wishing and a little cash raised from a bonus ball.


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