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Weʼre raising £10,000 to help fund the ongoing care and future treatment of Luke.

Darlington, UK

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Since his diagnosis in April 2017, Luke has undergone a grueling course of treatment in his battle against High Risk Neuroblastoma. His final course of treatment was to be immunotherapy, which began in January this year and was due to conclude in August. However an MIBG scan in April indicated that he had suffered a relapse. His family were told on April 27th that the scan showed a shadow on his hip, and a hotspot on his thigh. This news was devastating as it now means that likelihood of him being fully cured of cancer are now remote.

However, this is not the end of the journey. The immunotherapy ceased and Luke commenced chemotherapy straight away, and is part of a trial set to last up to 6 months. This trail involves 1 week of chemotherapy as an outpatient at RVI, followed by 2 rest weeks. After the 2nd cycle, he will have a further MIBG scan to ascertain the impact of the trial, at which point a decision will be made whether to continue, amend or cease the trail. There are further options available, and further treatment required should the trail be completed.

The unknown element of the treatment he may require puts his family in a difficult situation, as certain options require significant funding. The purpose of this page is both to provide support for ongoing hospital expenses such as fuel and parking, to provide Luke with activities with his family, as well as preparing for future treatment requirements.

We are immensely grateful for the continued support we receive, particularly from close family and friends, Mowden Rugby Club, and Holy Family School.

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    • Anonymous


      Aug 13, 2018

      Good luck. Fantastic cause.


    • Carol Bell

      Carol Bell

      Aug 11, 2018

      Offline donation by Evenwood Road Runners Junior Section from sponsorship of their epic 26.2 mile marathon relay on 28 July. An incredible team effort by everyone. Almost £1200 raised in total!


    • Anonymous


      Aug 9, 2018


    • Leslie Burton

      Leslie Burton

      Aug 9, 2018

      Hope this helps


    • Hazel Johnson

      Hazel Johnson

      Aug 7, 2018

      Thinking of you all, keep up the fab fundraising xx


    • Laura Adams

      Laura Adams

      Aug 6, 2018

      Good luck with the Darlington 10k and the Hamsterley Forest relay marathon Rebecca and chums. Sending all positive and best wishes to Luke and family 💙 x


    • Emma Ivey

      Emma Ivey

      Aug 6, 2018

      good luck in all your fundraising and treatment love from Up and Running Store in Darlington


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