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The devastation of a brain tumour

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Raised by 359 people in 1 month
Please help us raise vital funds to save Stuart’s life ❤️❤️❤️

Stuart was diagnosed with a Grade 4 brain tumour in December at the age of 53. He has had surgery to remove 99% of the tumour and is currently undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy, however the doctors are rather clear this won’t save him and it’s just to keep him alive longer. 

Watching a loved one die is something I hope nobody ever has to experience but this is our reality. We need help to get him the treatment he deserves.

Stuart has been a police officer for nearly 30 years , proudly serving the community with Derbyshire Constabulary, committing his working life to keeping people safe. He was very much looking forward to his well earned retirement in May, unfortunately the excitement was taken away from him with the awful diagnosis which is cruelly taking his future away.

He is literally the kindest and bravest man you could ever wish to meet. I can’t bear the thought of life without him or my children not growing up with him by their side. He is their hero, their rock, their all time favourite person who they love unconditionally.

Unfortunately Stuart just missed out on the criteria for a new immunotherapy trial being done on the NHS .

Immunotherapy is an innovative type of treatment which involves the stimulation of the body’s immune system to recognise tumour cells as “foreign” and therefore kill them.
This and the Optune treatment , seemingly worn by Dame Tessa Jowell in her own brave fight against brain cancer, which
statistically and clinically has shown a significant increase in overall survival of patients diagnosed glioblastoma . Both of these treatment options are well developed for use in America and clinics and hospitals in Europe (especially Germany)

The treatment is there we just can't afford to have it ....

A persons life matters and no one is more important than another regardless of their bank account. I can’t just sit back knowing treatment is out there and do nothing.

Please help get him the treatment he deserves ❤️

Any moneys not used towards immunotherapy or other treatments for Stuart will be donated to the brain tumour charities dedicated to finding a cure for this devastating disease x
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I know this is a long one but just incase anyone was wondering ❤️ immunotherapy is a treatment that wakes up a persons immune system so it can fight cancer. Although tumours are different to normal cells and should be identified as “foreign” by our immune system, they use specific mechanisms to prevent this from happening and essentially puts the immune cells near the tumour into hibernation. Immunotherapy refers to the reawakening of the immune system in order to allow it to attack the tumour cells. There are two main approaches being used. One stimulates the cells into action, and these drugs are called checkpoint inhibitors. The second is to use a vaccination approach. This involves the generation of a part of the surface of the tumour that can be injected into the body to produce antibodies which can attack the tumour cells. Each session of immunotherapy is catered to an individual but to try and help people understand, usually a drug is taken to cut off the blood supply to the tumour which improves quality of life. Then a course of usually up to four rounds of treatment is provided which is what causes the immune system to fight the cancer.

It’s a costly treatment and I appreciate everyone’s support so much. I have increased the go fund me amount to £50,000 as I truly believe this is achievable. in all honesty, we may need to raise more. however we don’t know how many rounds of treatment will be required as it depends how the body responds. We are saving as a family also alongside holding lots of events, the support we have received is heart warming and much appreciated. We couldnt have got this far without all the kind gestures and pure generosity from everyone so thank you so much.

I hope this makes things clearer for anyone who was wondering ❤️ just message if you have any further questions .
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we have raised an amazing £5154 so far! the #awishstuartparker bracelets are on sale now in The look, Pamper shack, JJ's flowers, Mesamis and Blanc. more places soon once they've been made! A night with Eileen proctor on the 31st may is all arranged, tickets are on sale from salon DM now too xxxx
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Tickets go on sale Monday! Just call 01246 221577 to reserve! There will be stalls, a raffle and Eileen! It would be lovely to see everyone xxxx
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Thank you for all the support, keep spreading the word and sharing when you get chance! We have some very brave people arranging some fundraising events in the pipeline too! Watch this space xxxx
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