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Closed 14/01/2020

raised of £30,000 target by 629 supporters

    Weʼve raised £27,248 to help Tommy support his family while he continues to battle cancer

    Bacup, UK
    Funded on Tuesday, 14th January 2020

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    UPDATE: 13th February 2019

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    "I would advise you to get your finances in order, and not to put off any special plans you have with your family."

    With those words, my oncologist confirmed my worst fears; the cancer I'd had removed from my lung was the same type in my throat, attacked by intensive courses of radiotherapy and chemotherapy 18 months before.

    It was spreading. And it wasn't going to stop.

    In March 2016, I was diagnosed with inoperable stage four throat cancer. Following my treatment (and a near-death experience thanks to double-pneumonia and sepsis), I was declared cancer-free.

    For about six months.

    At Christmas last year (2017), I had a CT scan to investigate a lump in my jaw. Thankfully, it turned out to be caused by my ongoing lymphedema.


    However, there was a new tumour in my left lung.


    I had the part of my lung around that tumour removed in June. However, this time, I'm not cancer free. And I won't be, ever again. It's going to come back again, and again.

    Until it gets me.

    I'll fight it every single time, of course. I have a loving family, and I want my two sons (aged 11 and 19 as I write this) to have a dad for as long as possible.

    I'll be discussing that fight on my blog - Tommy V Cancer

    Thank you.



    • Tommy Donbavand2 years ago
      Tommy Donbavand

      Tommy Donbavand

      2 years ago

      My book, 'Tommy V Cancer' has been 99p/99c all week on Amazon. Just a couple of days until the price goes back up. Grab it while you can. 'Tommy V Cancer' tells the story of my battle against inoperable, stage four throat cancer - from my doctor insisting for several months that I was suffering from mumps, through almost dying from double pneumonia and sepsis, all the way to officially being declared cancer free. For a couple of months at least. Cancer sucks! You can find the book here: US: UK:

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    • Tommy Donbavand2 years ago
      Tommy Donbavand

      Tommy Donbavand

      2 years ago

      Thank you to everyone who suggested that I re-open my JustGiving page, and to everyone who supported my decision to do so. Accepting help in this way isn't easy for me to do; I was brought up to believe you should work hard in order to support your family. I know that getting cancer - twice - was not my choice, but I still feel as though I've let Kirsty and the boys down by not being able to work as hard, or as frequently, as I always have. I know, I know... Thanks to your help, I can continue the fight against this terrible disease. Tommy

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    2 years ago

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    • Jossi Wu

      Jossi Wu

      Dec 6, 2019

      I am so sad to hear the news. My daughter is dedicated Scream Street fan.


    • James McCann

      James McCann

      Nov 28, 2019

      Happy Birthday Tommy. From all at Limelight Theatre School.


    • Anonymous


      Oct 14, 2019

      May God hold you and your family int eh palm of his hand


    • Stuart Douglas

      Stuart Douglas

      Sep 29, 2019


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      Stuart Douglas

      Jul 28, 2019


    • Anonymous


      Jul 12, 2019

      Never forgotten.

    • Sarah Goldson

      Sarah Goldson

      Jul 11, 2019

      Hi Kirsty. Thinking of you and the kids. I was tidying some books in our school library and came across some of Tommy’s. What a lovely man. X


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    Tommy Donbavand

    Tommy Donbavand

    Bacup, UK

    I'm author, Tommy Donbavand. Cancer doesn't just have an adverse effect on the person diagnosed, it turns their entire family's lives upside-down. Thank you for helping me to support my wife and two sons, Arran and Sam, while I continue to battle this horrible disease.

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