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    Weʼve raised £3,390 to aid paediatric chordoma research and support families whose children have this rare cancer. #TeamDrew take on the Cardiff Half Marathon.

    Talgarth, United Kingdom
    Funded on Monday, 16th October 2017

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    In early November 2016 our three year old son, Drew Barker-Wright, was diagnosed with Chordoma, a rare type of cancer that occurs in the skull base and spine. He was admitted to Oncology at Birmingham Children's Hospital where he began intensive chemotherapy and surgery.
    Drew's journey was fraught with complications from the outset. This was primarily due to the rareness of his cancer and the lack of documented cases. Our journey eventually led us to PICU where doctors tried their best to save Drew's life but, he slipped into a coma and we were told that there was nothing more they could to for him clinically. We chose to bring him home for his final days. On the morning of February 24th 2017, Drew took his last breath with mummy and daddy. His battle was brief and brutal but, bravely fought for one so young.
    Since losing Drew, we have tried to find some positivity in all our heartache. The local and wider community raised a substantial amount of money for Drew, during his fight. We both feel that this needs to be spent on improving the chances of survival for other children with this diagnosis.
    Currently, we are in the process of setting up a charity in Drews' name. This will focus on raising money to fund paediatric chordoma research and support young children around the world whose lives have been devastated by this cancer.
    For our first event in Drew's memory, we have assembled a team of 61 runners to take on the Cardiff Half Marathon on October 1st 2017. The team consists of seasoned runners and absolute beginners. We are delighted to have onboard, Steven Mandel, a chordoma survivor.
    This will be the first of many events in Drew's memory, with our aim being, to raise as much money as possible and improve the chances of survival for those affected by paediatric chordoma worldwide.
    Please support us and our wonderful team of runners as we dedicate our time, sweat and tears to the memory of Drew, our darling little boy.



    • Team Mummy Daddy Drew1 year ago
      Team Mummy Daddy Drew

      Team Mummy Daddy Drew

      1 year ago

      Our t-shirts are ready and our numbers for the Cardiff Half have arrived. You may see just the two of us on the day but, be assured, there is a little angel running between us, holding our hands. Paediatric chordoma is so rare that only an estimated 350 children are diagnosed annually, worldwide. Very little is known about #paediatricchordoma. This is something we intend to dedicate the rest of our to lives to changing. Please support us and give what you can, in memory of our darling little boy. We love you Drew xx

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    • Team Mummy Daddy Drew1 year ago
      Team Mummy Daddy Drew

      Team Mummy Daddy Drew

      1 year ago

      Can't believe that the Cardiff Half is two weeks today. Both Jon and I have been training hard, despite the rain and aching bones. We know that race day will be hard emotionally but, we feel ready for the challenge and the opportunity to honour Drew's memory. Thank you SO much to everyone who has supported #TeamDrew. We can't wait to start actively contributing to the lives of families affected by paediatric chordoma, whilst funding research and raising awareness. Your love and support has made this possible. Roll on race day.......xx

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    • Angus Grahame

      Angus Grahame

      Oct 10, 2017


    • Lesley Young

      Lesley Young

      Oct 8, 2017


    • Lenka Wilson (Hannah's friend)

      Lenka Wilson (Hannah's friend)

      Oct 5, 2017

      So sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful son. How amazing of you to support families who happen to find themselves in similar circumstances. Best wishes, Lenka x


    • Xanthe McKilligan

      Xanthe McKilligan

      Oct 5, 2017

      Well done, guys. Lots of love. xxxx


    • Anonymous


      Oct 4, 2017


    • Adam Guest

      Adam Guest

      Oct 3, 2017

      Very touching effort guys. Well done and I hope the day went brilliantly.


    • sue williams

      sue williams

      Oct 2, 2017

      In memory of all our children taken from us too soon. Good luck with your charity and well done for your Cardiff run.


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    Team Mummy Daddy Drew

    Team Mummy Daddy Drew

    Talgarth, United Kingdom

    In November 2016 our only son Drew was diagnosed with a very rare and aggressive bone cancer, chordoma. He fought bravely for a three year old child but, lost his battle 16 weeks later. In his memory, we will raise money to aid research and support families worldwide.

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