Weʼve raised £10,289 to make sure that our last memories are happy ones of something that me and Annie can enjoy together.
- Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
- Funded on Saturday, 31st March 2018
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"Hi, my name is Tony Keys and I'm 46 years old from Southend in Essex.
In 2013, after a previously failed marriage, I finally met the woman of my dreams - Ann. Unfortunately, only four months into our relationship whilst out driving in my truck at work, I suffered a heart attack, leaving me with stents in my heart. Despite only having been together for four months, Ann stayed by my side and welcomed me into her home, looking after me whilst I recovered. 14 months after this ordeal I managed to scrape enough money together to take my annie on the cruise of a lifetime on board the independence of the seas, where I asked her to marry me (and she said yes!! Oi Oi). In August 2016, we finally tied the knot and vowed to love and cherish each other until death do us part.....
Sadly we spent our first wedding anniversary in Southend hospital where I under went test and chest x Rays, only to confirm that I had lung cancer. After then having other more tests and a biopsy, it was then confirmed that it has spread from my lung into my blood stream and down to my pancrease. It has now been diagnosed as stage 4 cancer, therefore meaning it is advanced and probably untreatable.
After having the heart attack, the cost to have life insurance soared to hundreds of pounds - something we could not afford alongside the rent, cost of living and other bills. Now after being diagnosed with stage four, I've had to give up my career as a trucker, leaving us to only survive on Anns wages which will barely cover the rent let alone other bills. Although we MIGHT be entitled to some help, this will not help Ann when I'm gone.
Me giving up work and us being able to survive with a struggle already, means that there will be no funds available to cover my funeral costs when the time does come.
I might have six months, I might have a year.. But my only wishes are to have one last cruise with my annie so that we can make sure that our last memories are happy ones of something that we enjoy together. My other wish is to be able to leave this world knowing that my Annie is comfortable and is able to carry on with life without the financial worries that she may be left with if we can't raise funds to help this.
Thank you for taking the time to read my story, all donations are very very grateful.
Oi Oi, cheers, Tony (Cobra) x
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Mar 31, 2018
Please spend this donation on something utterly frivolously enjoyable, like putting it on your favourite number on roulette, or getting the most ridiculous cocktail you can get a barman to make :)
Feb 27, 2018
Keep fighting mate...Phil & Louise.
Feb 1, 2018
The universe will provide for your positivity.. go make beautiful memories together x
Marie Thomas White
Dec 21, 2017
We were friends back in the late 80’s and I’ve just seen this. Words can’t express how sorry I am for you and your family. Now go create some amazing memories with Annie on that cruise 😊
Nov 16, 2017
Nov 16, 2017
Hi mate I know it’s not much but I hope my donation helps towards something. Best wishes Ryan
Nov 16, 2017
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