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    Weʼve raised £26,780 to help fund alternative therapies and to ease the financial burden on the family. Please read Jamie's story! Thank you.

    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Funded on Tuesday, 27th March 2018

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    Story

    In December 2016 I was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Here is my story...
    I was hospitalised following a seizure in November three days after my 36th birthday, a week later I found out my wife was expecting our second child. I met with a Neurologist at a first fit clinic and was sent for a routine MRI and told to expect nothing to show up on the scan.On 28/12/16, everything changed as our whole world was turned on its head. I received the shocking news that I had a brain tumour. A month after Xmas I underwent brain surgery to debulk the majority of the tumour (a part had spread into an area of my brain that the surgeon was uncomfortable trying to remove). The surgery removed 50% plus of the tumour. After a three week wait, biopsy results confirmed I have an incurable glioma tumour.
    I started a course of radiotherapy, everyday for 6 weeks and last month I began what will be around 9 months of chemotherapy. In between times my beautiful daughter Lucy Jaimie Connelly was born.
    I have been unable to work since February 2017 and have been reduced to half-pay. My wife Lisa is self-employed and only receives SMP. We have a three year old daughter, Jessica-Lily, as well as our new arrival Lucy. Caring for us all and with me laid low means we don't know when Lisa will be able to return to work. These circumstances have placed an enormous emotional and financial strain upon us.
    This just giving page has been set up for anyone who would like to help us in any way you can to get through this. The money will help us greatly with alternative therapies which may be able to prolong my life and my time with my family.This is an ongoing fight and at some point this tumour will regrow more aggressively.
    Brain tumours are the least researched and funded cancers in the UK despite being the no.1 cancer killer of under-40s. In future we will organise events to help raise money for the brain tumour charity but for now it's about supporting my family and my treatment. Thank you.

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    • Susan Begley7 months ago
      Susan Begley

      Susan Begley

      7 months ago

      That's it!The page is closed!There has been such an amazing response to this and FAR too many people involved to thank individually.....so (and I was definitely fibbing when I said the other day was the last time!) Thank you SO much to everyone who raised money, who donated, who shared the page and who talked about it! You all played a part in raising a huge amount of money to help a family that are very special to an awful lot of people.This money has already helped immensely.Jamie is doing really well and can't wait to get back to work!😘😘😘

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    • Susan Begley7 months ago
      Susan Begley

      Susan Begley

      7 months ago

      Jamie is returning to work after the holidays so the page will be closing in 2 days. He's doing so well and can't thank everyone enough for all your very kind donations! So, for the last time, THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU!!😘😘😘😘

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    • Susan Begley7 months ago
      Susan Begley

      Susan Begley

      7 months ago

      £26,780! Thank you so much!😍😍

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    Page last updated on: 3/28/2018 12:24 PM

    Supporters

    725

    • ross urquhart

      ross urquhart

      Mar 13, 2018

      Take care connelly!see you at marras wedding!cheersRoss

      £80.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 8, 2018

      Hoping this donation helps Jamie and his family in any way possible. Praying for you all that he can beat this

    • Kirsty Neilson

      Kirsty Neilson

      Mar 6, 2018

      Always thinking of you guys and your beautiful little girls. Stay strong 💜💜💜 lots of love from The Neilson’s xxx

      £10.00

    • Ewan Burnett

      Ewan Burnett

      Feb 19, 2018

      Here’s to you Connelly money raised from a charity shave 👍🏻

      £380.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Feb 8, 2018

    • Shaun Moat

      Shaun Moat

      Jan 22, 2018

      £10.00

    • Grant Weatherston

      Grant Weatherston

      Jan 22, 2018

      For Jamie and Lisa. Keep strong, we are thinking of you all. Sorry we couldn't make the fundraiser.

      £75.00

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