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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 months ago
    Claire Harrison

    Claire Harrison

    3 months ago

    Today we did it - the four of us each ran(/walked) uphill for 6km (196m elevation) then 4.5kms down, accompanying Becky Bell who ran the whole marathon This was a huge challenge for all of us, Claire, Bernadette and Tina having never ran much until 12 weeks ago, Rebecca who stepped in as sub and returned to running 6 weeks ago and Becky for completing her first marathon - so proud of us all and the effort it has taken to achieve this today 😊🥇 all for Luke who is facing daily challenges in his treatment for relapse of high risk neuroblastoma

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  • Claire Harrison4 months ago
    Claire Harrison

    Claire Harrison

    4 months ago

    Bernadette, Becky, Tina and Claire took a recon trip to Hamsterley to suss out the start line for the marathon on 2 September - we at least found the correct car park - even if we couldn't work out which direction the route would take :) Thank you everyone who has sponsored us so far, as well as those organising and participating in events to support Luke xxx

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  • Claire Harrison4 months ago
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    Claire Harrison

    4 months 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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Page last updated on: 9/12/2018 7:10 PM

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53

  • jacqui Palmer

    jacqui Palmer

    Sep 12, 2018

    Well done Bernadette and Team Luke x

    £50.00

  • Jane Butler-Greasley

    Jane Butler-Greasley

    Sep 10, 2018

    Well Done Ladies - Awesome Effort! :) *

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 8, 2018

    Well done everyone!

    £20.00

  • Bernadette Allinson

    Bernadette Allinson

    Sep 8, 2018

    Donation from Pat Beverly

    £20.00

  • Claire Harrison

    Claire Harrison

    Sep 5, 2018

    More work sponsors

    £60.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 2, 2018

    Well done everyone x

  • Chris Lockerbie

    Chris Lockerbie

    Sep 2, 2018

    £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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