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£8,813raised of £15,000 target by 230 supporters

    Weʼve raised £8,813 to Help fund Timmy's cancer treatment

    Location
    Greenford, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Sunday, 22nd January 2017

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    Story

    Two years ago my son Timmy was diagnosed with a rare type of liver cancer, which doctors were reluctant to treat until they could find the primary source of the cancer. MRI scans, CAT scans and a brilliant technique which involved swallowing a camera to take millions of pictures of the body from the inside failed to find the original cancer. It wasn't until a year later, that doctors finally discovered the primary source - an aggressive pancreatic cancer that gave us very little hope that Timmy would survive.

    The NHS acted fast and were fantastic. His liver cancer was treated with ablation, which stunted the growth of the tumours. Timmy was also given pioneering chemotherapy and after responding well to treatment, underwent gruelling 8 hour surgery to remove the tail of the pancreas where the cancer had been contained.

    We were given hope. It looked like Timmy was going to make a recovery - something almost unheard of with this combination of liver and pancreatic cancer.

    However, last week we were given an unexpected blow. In Timmy's follow up appointment after the surgery, we were told that we would need £15,000 to pay for the final bit of treatment - radiation therapy - which could leave him cancer free. We just don't have that type of money. Myself and my husband are both retired and Timmy has been unable to work since his original diagnosis. To be given such hope that Timmy could survive despite the odds, only to be told that the final round of treatment will be denied is beyond devastating.

    Our only hope is to try to raise funds ourselves. We're a proud family, Timmy especially, and having to ask for help from others isn't easy. But we're desperate to get Timmy the final bit of treatment he needs.

    I can't put into words how grateful we would be for any donation that anyone can offer, however small. Timmy is so close to fighting this once and for all, please help us to land the final blow.


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    • S Burch

      S Burch

      3 months ago

      S Burch

      Just to update you. We’ve spent the last month challenging the NHS and local MP about the decision not to fund treatment. But the hospital professor confirmed last week that we definitely WON'T have the treatment funded, and she seemed angry that we even challenged it. Feeling pretty angry myself now. How can she not understand that as Timmy’s mum I will try everything I can to get funding? We are doing more fundraising (raised £300 at a xmas market this week) but please continue to share. We appreciate the amazing support so much, thank you xx

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    • S Burch

      S Burch

      5 months ago

      S Burch

      Words cannot express our thanks to you all for this amazing response to our plea. We will be asking why it is not on the NHS we have written to the Minister of Health regarding this. Unfortunately, Timmy was never in the forces, we lost a very close member of the family unexpectedly and he had a poem tattoo put on his arm in memory. We are seeing the specialist dealing with Timmy's cancer at the beginning of December and will post you all an update of the progress. Again we are really overwhelmed and thank you from the bottom of our hearts. XX

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    • S Burch

      S Burch

      5 months ago

      S Burch

      My family and I cannot thank you enough for all your extremely generous donations and support. This has left us all very emotional as we did not expect such a wonderful response. Words fail us and just do not do justice for all your help towards our sons cancer treatment. Our son is overwhelmed by all of your donations, support and help. We are extremely grateful as you can see it is going so well we feel confident we will reach our goal and it will be all down to you - again so many thanks on behalf of my husband, family and myself.

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    5 months ago

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    • Atif Teta

      Atif Teta

      Jan 11, 2017

      £10.00

    • C Lynam

      C Lynam

      Dec 28, 2016

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 28, 2016

      Good luck

      £20.00

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    S Burch

    S Burch

    Greenford, United Kingdom

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