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Weʼre raising £1,000 to to support Luke Bell through his ongoing treatment for High Risk Neuroblastoma

Darlington, UK

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Bernadette, Bex, Claire and Tina will be running the Hamsterley Forest Marathon on 2 September as a relay team - running 6.6 miles each - none of us have done a lot of running in the past/recently but want to help Luke in any way we can and that means getting our running shoes on!

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.

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  • Claire Harrison3 days ago
    Claire Harrison

    Claire Harrison

    3 days ago

    Claire, Tina and Rebecca after the Darlington 10k on Sunday 12 August, got a real sense of achievement from finishing the race, less than 3 weeks until the main event 😬. We got this 😁👍 A massive thank you to everyone who has sponsored us 😘 #TeamLuke

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  • Claire Harrison18 days ago
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    Claire Harrison

    18 days ago

    Claire and Tina have registered for the Darlington 10k run on 12 August - excited/scared for the challenge! The Running app we have been using suggests that we should be ready after we complete the 10 weeks of training runs some time next week. We have built up slowly from 2 and 3 minute run/walk intervals at the end of May to the 25 minute run - 1min walk - 25 minute run we did on Monday (30 July) and tomorrows challenge (30min run, 2 min walk, 30min run) see the blog page for updates on Lukes status - https://www.facebook.com/TeamLukeBell/

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  • Claire Harrison3 months ago
    Claire Harrison

    Claire Harrison

    3 months ago

    Becky, Claire, Jolene and Tina completed their first ever park run this morning - was a great feeling getting past that finish line, plenty of training still to do on the way to the Hsterley marathon in September 😀🏆

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Page last updated on: 8/16/2018 10:19 PM

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42

  • Laura Parker

    Laura Parker

    Aug 16, 2018

    Well done Tina and girls. You'll smash it.

    £10.00

  • Dave Shaw

    Dave Shaw

    Aug 16, 2018

    £50.00

  • Lucu

    Lucu

    Aug 16, 2018

    Love what you guys are doing. Well done girls and good luck 😊

    £10.00

  • Nicola Clapton

    Nicola Clapton

    Aug 14, 2018

    Well done, Tina xx

    £20.00

  • Lorna McMichael

    Lorna McMichael

    Aug 13, 2018

    Good luck :)

    £10.00

  • justin greaves

    justin greaves

    Aug 12, 2018

    Reet good effort.

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 12, 2018

    Good luck from Mandy and Mike Allinson

    £30.00

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Claire Harrison

Claire Harrison

Darlington, UK

Bernadette, Claire, Rebecca and Tina will be running the Hamsterley Forest Marathon on 2 September as a relay team - running 6.6 miles each - none of us have done a lot of running in the past/recently but want to help Luke any way we can and that means getting our trainers on!

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