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    Weʼve raised £1,515 to help fund treatment in America for Alexander Goodwin by cycling the famous Coast to Coast ride from Workington to Tynemouth in one day!!

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    Workington, Tynemouth
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    Funded on Tuesday, 10th January 2017

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    Story

    Alexander Goodwin is a nine year old boy who loves sharks, dinosaurs, birds of prey and anything to do with nature.

    On 8th June 2016 the family had some terrible news that Alex had been diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma of his right femur. Alex has been struggling with constant leg pain since Christmas 2015 and has used crutches since April 2016. He was initially misdiagnosed until finally being told it was cancer in June.

    Ewing Sarcoma is a rare type of bone cancer that affects children. Fewer than 30 children in the UK develop Ewing's Sarcoma each year.

    Alex has had weeks of scans and tests and months of chemotherapy. He has just completed his first cycle of chemotherapy. He has lived for months in constant pain and discomfort using crutches since April and is now reliant for any extended period of time on a wheelchair to get around.

    This week we have been informed that the cancer has spread and this has significantly reduced Alexander's prognosis and chances of survival. importantly it has reduced the treatment options available to Alexander on the NHS.

    In order to maximise Alexanders chances of survival against this awful disease and give him the best possible treatment we are desperately seeking to obtain the support, knowledge and expertise of the leading medical professionals in this field here in the U.K and abroad. We also wish to ensure that we take advantage of the latest treatments of this type of cancer where appropriate including Proton Beam Therapy and other treatments that may not be available to Alex on the NHS.

    Time is of the essence and we cannot afford any further delays so we must do whatever we can to speed things up and obtain the best treatment and this will cost money.

    At present we are unsure as to the exact costs involved until comprehensive treatment plans are in place. In addition to this Just Giving account we are seeking to raise funds through the release of a music single & video and the sale of wristbands.


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    • Tom Davies

      Tom Davies

      2 months ago

      Tom Davies

      11 days to go, weather in the north is horrific but it won't stop us!! Alexander is currently in the US receiving treatment get in!!!!

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    • Tom Davies

      Tom Davies

      3 months ago

      Tom Davies

      Wow!! Thanks for the sponsorship, we are all training in preparation, the weather is terrible but it's not holding us back!!! Thanks again everyone

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    • Tom Davies

      Tom Davies

      4 months ago

      Tom Davies

      Thank you so far to you all for donating, please share this far and wide. 7th January is the big day for the 120 mile C2C ride!!

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    75

    • Gary Morgan

      Gary Morgan

      Jan 10, 2017

      Well done kid!

      £15.00

    • Rosalind

      Rosalind

      Jan 10, 2017

      Brilliant, very well done to you!

      £34.00

    • John & June Fowler

      John & June Fowler

      Jan 8, 2017

      Well done everyone!

      £40.00

    About the fundraiser
    Tom Davies

    Tom Davies

    Workington, Tynemouth

    I will be cycling over a 120 miles with two colleagues- Tim and Matt who like me know the family personally and want to help in any way we can. This will be very challenging for me as I have never cycled anywhere near this distance plus January's freezing climate won't help!

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