Remembering Tom Walker

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    Amount we’ve raised in Tom’s memory $2,635.17

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      wonderful work.

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    • WNT-ROTOR-RideLondon100

      Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

      WNT-ROTOR Pro Cycling are riding 100 miles at the RideLondon 100 sportive on the 4th August 2019. We are raising money for Anthony Nolan, a charity who supported our colleague and friend, Hannah Walker's brother, Tom. Tom had a rare bone marrow disorder called Aplastic Anaemia, where his bone marrow, for an unknown reason in his case, has stopped working and no longer produces blood cells or platelets, meaning he has no immune system. This nightmare started on the 6th May 2014 in the Christies Hospital, Manchester. By the 2nd July Tom had received his first bone marrow transplant from a total stranger, found by Anthony Nolan. One week later Tom was in the Critical Care Unit for 5 days with double pneumonia. Once he'd recovered from this, he was allowed back into his isolation room and on the 28th July Tom was discharged, however only for one day, as he'd received a positive blood test for a virus called CMV, back to the isolation room it was. On 7th August we got the bad news the bone marrow transplant had failed.

      Anthony Nolan searched for another bone marrow donor for Tom, unfortunately only two people on the bone marrow register were a match for Tom, and he'd already had one of the two matches. On 4th October after having 7 days of chemotherapy, Tom received his 2nd bone marrow transplant, and spent his 20th birthday in an isolation room on the 10th October. The 24th October brought some bad news, Tom had an uncommon disease called Haemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) which was life threatening, needing huge doses of steroids to treat it. 

      6th December Tom was told his 2nd bone marrow transplant had failed, and so he was discharged from hospital, however still needing blood transfusions and platelets at least once a week. In the meantime arrangements were made our colleague, Hannah to be a bone marrow donor, as a 50% match. Tom had chemotherapy and radiotherapy the week prior to receiving 6 million cells a few hours after the bone marrow harvest on the 18th February. Only to be told on the 24th March the transplant had failed, so he was discharged again. Two days later Tom collapsed and was rushed to hospital with low blood pressure, and a heart rate of over 186bpm, Drs said he'd of died from a cardiac arrest had we left it any longer. Blood tests showed that Tom had CMV again, but this time it was riddled in his blood and lungs, preventing him from breathing, he was extremely weak. On 2nd April 2015 he was given 48 hours to live, so it was a very traumatic period for the whole family. Everything possible was done by Drs and nurses to help Tom stay alive. Lots of strength, positiveness and fight from Tom, miracle medicines, family, friends, Drs and nurses helped Tom reach a more stable state within a week. 24th April Tom was discharged from hospital, and so the nightmare still continues. 

      As the next two years passed with lots of infections, countless hospital admissions, blood and platelet transfusions and numerous different medications daily, Tom's consultant rung to give the family some good news in October 2017 that his white blood count had gone up, however two days later after more tests, it showed Tom now had Acute Myeloid Leukaemia on top of the Aplastic Anaemia, and there'd be no treatment to help him any further as they'd tried everything possible already. After more than 4 years of battling the diseases, Tom passed away on the 11th June 2018 aged 23, and to remember him, we will take on Ride London 100 miles the day after the Ride London Classique, the professional women's race with 6 riders; Kirsten Wild, Lisa Brennauer, Sarah Rijkes, Lin Teutenberg, Lara Vieceli and Claudia Koster along with 6 staff; Claude Sun, Tony Pennington, Adrian Fitts, Sebastian Nittke, Dirk Baldinger and Hannah Walker.

      Please gift aid your donation if possible, thank you!

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      Total so far:

      $2,679.62

    Donations made in memory of Tom Walker38

    • Donation by Anonymousto WNT's page on 18/08/2019

      wonderful work.

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by S Hughesto WNT's page on 17/08/2019

      £5.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Emily Barnesto WNT's page on 15/08/2019

      Amazing effort Hannah, all for a fantastic cause! Well done x

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Mark Gibbinsto WNT's page on 15/08/2019

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Ceratizit Deutschland GmbH Martina Weberto WNT's page on 07/08/2019

      €100.00

    • Donation by Ceratizit Deutschland GmbH Martina Weberto WNT's page on 07/08/2019

      €100.00

    • Donation by Douglas Jaramto WNT's page on 07/08/2019

      Pleasure to ride with you all for a short time in London 100 please accept my donation in support of your worthwhile cause.

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Tony Penningtonto WNT's page on 07/08/2019

      Great cause Hannah, keep up the fantastic work you are incredible.

      £1,100.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by jamie mooreto WNT's page on 06/08/2019

      Well done to everyone.

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anthony McCrossanto WNT's page on 05/08/2019

      Congratulations on completing the ride for a great cause

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Hannah Walkerto WNT's page on 05/08/2019

      Jose Been

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Nigel Jones (Agitate PR)to WNT's page on 05/08/2019

      Well done to everyone at the weekend.

      £50.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Martin Cowgillto WNT's page on 04/08/2019

      Great cause Hannah

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Stephen Blairto WNT's page on 04/08/2019

      Enjoy the ride! From Grace Blair

    • Donation by Ane Santestebanto WNT's page on 04/08/2019

      €20.00

    • Donation by Andy Gerrieto WNT's page on 03/08/2019

      Good luck this weekend Hannah & all of WNT Rotor!

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Esmeto WNT's page on 03/08/2019

      Good Luck Hannah & Team WNT!

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Verdy Oliverto WNT's page on 03/08/2019

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Clive Stonebridgeto WNT's page on 03/08/2019

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Rob King on behalf of Eluned Kingto WNT's page on 02/08/2019

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Emily Marsdento WNT's page on 02/08/2019

      All the best to everyone riding. :-)

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Sarah Connollyto WNT's page on 02/08/2019

      Massive good luck.

    • Donation by Hannah Walkerto WNT's page on 02/08/2019

      ❤️❤️❤️

    • Donation by Hannah Walkerto WNT's page on 02/08/2019

      Donation on behalf of Ellen Brown, Tom’s nan ❤️

      £100.00

      + £25.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Jon Mouldto WNT's page on 02/08/2019

    • Donation by Rebecca Durrellto WNT's page on 02/08/2019

      ❤️

      £10.00

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    • Donation by John Mainto WNT's page on 02/08/2019

      Good luck everyone.

    • Donation by Karla Boddyto WNT's page on 01/08/2019

      Go strong H. Xxx

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Paul Whatmoughto WNT's page on 01/08/2019

      Good luck Hannah 👍

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Peter Englishto WNT's page on 30/07/2019

    • Donation by Alexander Naylorto WNT's page on 29/07/2019

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Rebecca Charltonto WNT's page on 29/07/2019

      ❤️❤️❤️

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Laura Jonesto WNT's page on 29/07/2019

      Good luck everyone. Fantastic cause ❤️

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Lucy Barwellto WNT's page on 29/07/2019

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      £20.00

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    • Donation by Alexander Barwellto WNT's page on 29/07/2019

      ❤️

      £50.00

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    • Donation by Neil Richardsonto WNT's page on 29/07/2019

      Good luck all, not that you need it.

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Race Controller Driverto WNT's page on 29/07/2019

      Beautiful people supporting a superb cause

      £20.00

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    • Donation by Patricia Morristo WNT's page on 28/07/2019

      Good luck. Tricia & Bert.

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    • Anthony Nolan

      Anthony Nolan

      Anthony Nolan saves the lives of people with blood cancer. Founded in 1974, by growing our register of stem cell donors, conducting research and supporting patients, Anthony Nolan cures blood cancer and blood disorders. But we need to do more. Without you, there is no cure.

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