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Luis Ghaut

Raising much needed funds for research into a cure for Sarcoma UK because Luis lost his life to bone cancer

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Sarcoma UK

We raise knowledge and awareness of sarcoma to transform the sarcoma landscape.

Charity Registration No. in England and Wales 1139869, Scotland SC044260

Story

 In June 2013, a month before his 12th birthday, Luis was diagnosed with an Osteosarcoma (a rare bone cancer) tumour of the fibula in his right leg. 

Luis underwent months and months of chemotherapy, surgery and more chemotherapy to no avail. On September 3rd 2014 a few months after he had 1/3 of his left lung removed due to secondary cancer we were told devastating news that Luis’ cancer was now terminal. From that moment on Luis had only one focus and that was to enjoy a family holiday and take his sister Georgia to Disney World, Florida.

Again, things didn’t go to plan.

Luis and his family flew to Florida on Friday 12th of September 2014. On Monday the 15th Luis was suddenly taken ill and was rushed to a local hospital where they discovered two further tumours his brain.  After spending the rest of the week in hospital Luis was flown home, he arrived safely home after being discharged from Northampton’s Disney Ward at around noon on Sunday. Luis spent Sunday afternoon and Monday catching up with rugby teammates and Northampton Saints RFC players telling everyone about his wonderful couple of days in Disney!

Tuesday morning saw Luis wake up with a severe headache and by the time he arrived at Disney Ward he was very poorly.

At 1245 on 23rd September 2014 Luis passed away in his sleep surrounded by his family and friends by his side.

You can see more about Luis on www.LU15.co.uk

If you wish to add to the fundraising please do so via this page. All donations will go direct to Sarcoma UK. Information on what they do can be found here: http://sarcoma.org.uk/

Luis will never be forgotten  xx

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  • Sharing the win with Tom Wood and Alex Corbisiero
  • On the tour bus with his heroes +6

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