Cycling 205 miles in 1 day for Kale

I have set up this Go Fund Me page to support my dear friend Jane and her beautiful son Kale who are facing the battle of a lifetime after he was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Until last September Kale was a regular 14 year old boy, who loves Marvel and Dr Who and whose favourite bands are the 1975 and Royal Blood. Then the most terrifying thing for any 14 year old and his family happened.

After being unwell for many weeks, on the 7th September Kale was finally diagnosed with a brain tumour located on his brain stem. He was immediately admitted to Bristol Children’s Hospital where they began to prepare for surgery to remove it the following week. Unfortunately, before that could take place Kale suffered a bleed on the brain, so he was taken to surgery immediately where they were able to remove all of the tumour. The tumour was tested and thankfully was benign. The bleed has unfortunately caused some brain damage, but Kale has been able to communicate using his eyes  and is having daily therapy to help him recover and day by day he is making progress. 

The future is uncertain for Kale and it is currently unknown how severe the brain damage is and what his recovery prognosis is. What we do know is that this will be a long journey and one that will change Kale and his family’s lives forever. Ultimately Kale will continue to need treatment for years to come and the family home will need to be significantly adapted in order to aid his recovery.

On the 22nd of June I am cycling 205 miles from the Isle of Sheppey to Burnham on Sea from Sunrise to Sunset. Please sponsor me as we raise money to help Jane make the adaptions to her home and allow her son to come home to his loving family.


Andrew Bowman
Staverton, South West England, United Kingdom

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