Weʼve raised £145 to aid paediatric chordoma research and support families whose children are living with this rare cancer.
- Talgarth, United Kingdom
- Funded on Tuesday, 17th October 2017
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Andy and I are going to be running Cardiff Half Marathon in October in memory of Drew Barker-Wright. Drew is the son of our dear friends Mel and Jon and was our daughter Eliza's best friend.
In early November 2016 Drew was diagnosed with Chordoma, a rare type of cancer that occurs in the skull base and spine. He was admitted to Oncology at Birmingham Children's Hospital where he began intensive chemotherapy and surgery.
Drew's journey was fraught with complications from the outset. This was primarily due to the rareness of his cancer and the lack of documented cases. On the morning of February 24th 2017, Drew took his last breath at home with mummy and daddy. His battle was brief and brutal but, bravely fought for one so young.
Since loosing Drew, Mel and Jon have tried to find some positivity in all the heartache. The local and wider community raised a substantial amount of money for Drew during his fight. They both felt that this needed to be spent on improving the chances of survival for other children with this diagnosis.
Currently, they are in the process of setting up a charitable trust in Drews' name. This charity will focus on raising money to fund paediatric chordoma research and support young children around the world whose lives have been devastated by this cancer.
As their first event in Drew's memory, Mel and Jon have assembled a team of 50+ runners to take on the Cardiff Half Marathon on October 1st 2017.
Mel and Jon hope that this will be the first of many events in Drew's memory, with the aim to raise as much money as possible and improve the survival chances of paediatric chordoma sufferers worldwide.
Please support us as part of their team of runners as we dedicate our time, sweat and tears to the memory of Drew Barker-Wright, their darling little boy.
Wendy and Andy May
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Sep 29, 2017
Good Luck! Do Nike do wellies?!
Sep 29, 2017
Good luck to you both - hope you reach your target
Sep 28, 2017
Sep 28, 2017
good luck Andrew
Sep 27, 2017
All the best to you both and to Mel and Jon. The Ibbotson Family. x
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