Why are we fundraising?

Because, being blunt, I am going to die very soon without immunotherapy (a drug called Pembrolizumab). With immunotherapy I could live for many more precious years, with few side effects.

 

**How do I know this? **

Jim and myself have become experts in my condition: we both hold masters degrees in health research; have 55 years NHS service between us; and since my cancer exploded into our lives we have made ourselves experts specifically in immunotherapy and bowel cancer, and keep in regular direct conversation with leading doctors.

**Am I just doing this for my benefit.** No. We want to see this immunotherapy, a *PROVEN* widely used drug, made available for all patients with this rare tumour sub-type (as they have done in America). On 20 September 2017 NICE approved a very similar drug for lung cancer and I am delighted for those patients. Other patients deserve this game changing treatment too.

**Why can you not get it from the NHS?** Believe me we have tried! We are constantly facing rejection and delaying tactics by the heartless people high up in the NHS, including the health watchdog Nice. It is clear that we all have a price tag on our lives! Costs are everything to them, not patient care. People should be outraged. It could happen to you or your loved ones. There should be a public inquiry.

 

**What are the options?**

As I began, I am going to die very soon. Therefore, given the above, we were left with no other option but to fundraise. Anyone would need help with the massive £240,000 costs of the drug. Otherwise it is just too late for me. The heartless people high up in the NHS are happy to leave me with no hope (one of their letters refers to me as ‘this patient’). But now with people’s generosity I could have a chance at life. But people need to donate. And I need a lot of people to do this, so sharing my webpage and convincing others is a must too. The cost works out at £260 per day for two years. Buying me more precious time with my wonderful son Callum.

 

**Why are we fundraising?**

Because, being blunt, I am going to die very soon without immunotherapy (a drug called Pembrolizumab). With immunotherapy I could live for many more precious years, with few side effects.

 

**How do I know this? **

Because Jim and I are experts: we both hold masters degrees in health research;have 55 years NHS service between us; and since my cancer exploded into our lives we have made ourselves experts specifically in immunotherapy and bowel cancer, and keep in regular direct conversation with leading doctors.

 

**Am I just doing this for my benefit.**

No. We want to see this immunotherapy, a *PROVEN* widely used drug, made available for all patients with this rare tumour sub-type (as they have done in America). On 20 September 2017 NICE approved a very similar drug for lung cancer and I am delighted for those patients. Other patients deserve this game changing treatment too.

 

**Why can you not get it from the NHS?**

Believe me we have tried! We are constantly facing rejection and delaying tactics by the heartless people high up in the NHS, including the health watchdog Nice. It is clear that we all have a price tag on our lives! Costs are everything to them, not patient care. People should be outraged. It could happen to you or your loved ones. There should be a public inquiry.

 

**What are the options?**

As I began, I am going to die very soon. Therefore, given the above, we were left with no other option but to fundraise. Anyone would need help with the massive £240,000 costs of the drug. Otherwise it is just too late for me. The heartless people high up in the NHS are happy to leave me with no hope (one of their letters refers to me as ‘this patient’). But now with people’s generosity I could have a chance at life. But people need to donate. And I need a lot of people to do this, so sharing my webpage and convincing others is a must too. The cost works out at £260 per day for two years. Buying me more precious time with my wonderful son Callum.

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