In May 2015 at the age of 47 Stephen was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. When the surgeons removed the cancer they had to remove the roof his mouth and his nose and the cancer was found to be at the top his spine. After surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy which lasted 6 months Stephen was sent home to recuperate. Following this once he was stronger the NHS gave him a roof of his mouth and teeth. Some implants for a nose were unsuccessful and very painful which also had to be removed. So far the NHS has not been able to give Stephen a nose so Stephen lives very much like a recluse as he finds it very difficult to go out unless it's dark and even so it takes great courage to leave his flat.
One of the main problems is that Stephen needs glasses to be able to see long distances and without a nose Stephen cannot wear glasses. Getting his eyes lasered was refused on the NHS.
We are organising this fundraiser to help Stephen get back on his feet. We would like the funds to pay for his eyes to be lasered so he can see clearly. A car so he can go out during the day and a new computer. His computer is his lifeline as he spends so much time alone, he uses his computer to talk to friends and family afar. His computer has broken and for the last month he has not had this lifeline.
Any donations would be gratefully received.