Jon Paine

Team Morgan - London to Paris 2023

Fundraising for Cure Leukaemia
£6,427
raised of £5,000 target
by 179 supporters
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Event: London 2 Paris 2023, from 8 June 2023 to 12 June 2023
Participants: Jon Paine, Sam Paine and Andy Baldwin
Cure Leukaemia

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We fund a network of expert research nurses to help save blood cancer patients' lives

Story

Unfortunately Morgan will not be repeating his heroic efforts of last year by cycling London to Paris whilst still receiving chemotherapy treatment.

Morgan has had a rough/tough winter and was unable to do, any form of exercise or work, for over 4 months due to a medical condition. It would be a massive ask for him to regain his fitness in order to make the start line in June.

''Team Morgan'' will still be present on the start line in London.

Good family friend Andy Baldwin will be joining Sam Paine & Jon Paine Morgan's parents to take on the challenge and continue to raise money for such an amazing charity.

Why Cure Leukaemia?

You may know the why, but if not:

On 21st November 2019 Morgan was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia and was quickly transferred to the Young Persons Unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. We are still not really sure why but on 21st December 2019, Morgan was put into a medically induced coma for 5 days to try to save his life. Thankfully even though Morgan was given a very small chance of surviving he did and he continues to receive the treatment that was researched by Cure Leukaemia at the QE with the support of Teenage Cancer Trust nurses.

Having started maintenance chemotherapy in August 2020 Morgan, was able to restart his fitness journey. When Morgan came out of IT he had to learn to walk again but little by little over the months that have followed he has slowly regained large amounts of his former fitness through steady incremental training all whilst still undergoing chemotherapy treatment both daily at home and monthly at the QE hospital.

In June 2022, Morgan did the unthinkable and completed the London to Paris ride for the charity that had supported him and his family since 2019. If the challenge itself was not enough, he did it just a day after having chemotherapy treatment!

Morgan was due to take part in the 2023 edition of L2P but a fungal lung  infection picked up in late 2022 has left him unable to do so, so we'll be taking the challenge for him this year as we set our sights on the Eiffel Tower this June.

Please dig deep to support a charity that has provided so much ongoing support and care to our family since Morgan's diagnosis in 2019; as well as their commitment to research in finding a cure so future generations don't have to go through what we have.

Morgan is still receiving chemotherapy treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia

About Cure Leukaemia

Cure Leukaemia helps blood cancer patients to access pioneering drug and transplant treatments by funding a network of specialist research nurses across the UK. Without these nurses, to ensure patients are monitored and cared for, clinical trials of these new treatments would not run and patients, that have exhausted standard treatment options, would miss out on potentially lifesaving therapies. Every penny raised for Cure Leukaemia helps save lives and also hastens global progress towards the eradication of all forms of blood cancer.

About the charity

Cure Leukaemia

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Cure Leukaemia fund research nurses at 15 hospitals across the UK. These roles form the Trials Acceleration Programme (TAP) network giving patients, from a catchment area of 30m, access to potentially life-saving treatments through clinical trials, with plans to fund a paediatric network on the way.

Donation summary

Total raised
£6,426.97
+ £1,036.29 Gift Aid
Online donations
£4,976.97
Offline donations
£1,450.00

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