Team Adam

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In July 2009, Adam was diagnosed with High-Risk Neuroblastoma, an aggressive and difficult to treat paedeatric cancer. By the time of diagnosis the cancer had spread from a main abdominal tumour to arms, legs, pelvis, ribs, spine, and skull vault. It had infiltrated distant lymph nodes, and more than 80% of Adam's bone marrow.

Over the past two years Adam has been receiving continuous treatment under the Royal Marsden Hospital. He has undergone 100 days of chemotherapy, 2 courses of high-dose radiation therapy, 3 stem cell harvests, a 7-hour operation to resect his primary tumour, and high-dose chemotherapy followed by stem cell rescue. Most recently he has started a 12-months of oral chemotherapy, and is undergoing a 6-month course of immunotherapy in Greifswald, Germany.

Despite all this treatment mIBG scans, the most reliable test for neuroblastoma, show widespread bone and bone marrow disease. 

There are no further options for Adam in the UK. After treatment in Germany ends we do not know precisely what the future holds, however, our most likely destination will be America - to enroll Adam on early phase clinical trials in the hope of keeping his disease at bay.

Follow Adam's progress at:

http://adamsappeal.org

http://blog.adamsappeal.org


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Raised: 75%
 

Team target: £500,000.00

Raised so far: £373,169.42

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Angela White

Angela's page

15 donations

314%

£1,256.50

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Jen Masterman

Jenny & Hannah running Lincoln 10k March 25th to raise money for Adam's Appeal

15 donations

292%

£292.00

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Louise O'Sullivan

Team Awesome! The Wild Thing Challenge!!!

25 donations

103%

£517.00

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Malcolm Barbour

100 miles for Adam's Appeal

6 donations

27%

£135.00

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Nicholas Bird

6 Events, 100 Miles

82 donations

277%

£4,161.23

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Solving Kids' Cancer

The NCCA UK Adam Bird Appeal

1634 donations

0%

£366,807.69

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