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Glioblastoma - (DcVax-L) immunotherapy vaccine

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Hello, thank you for visiting my GoFundMe page. This is the hardest thing I've ever had to do as I'm a private, quiet and usually quite shy, introverted person. Unfortunately, my circumstances have changed dramatically and I'm having to do this publicly. If I don't die of shame and embarrassment in the meantime, I certainly will of the brain cancer I have been given.

I'm Matthew (that's me, above, pictured with my amazing friend Luke, who sports the best tash in the Red Wall), I'm 35 from south Wales and I have been diagnosed with an incurable brain cancer called glioblastoma. The cancer I have has a very poor prognosis, with most people sadly only living for 12-18 months. Treatment options are very limited, but there is a vaccine (Dc-VaxL) that is showing promise in the field of immunology, doubling survival rates and, in the case of some people, prolonging their lives in years rather than months, which is sadly all the current treatments of radiotherapy and chemotherapy can offer for my type of cancer. Unfortunately, the vaccine isn't available on the NHS, only privately at a cost of around £250,000. For people like me, this is unattainable. I've spent my adult life working for charities and universities, so this sum of money is far beyond my means and I have had to give up working because of my diagnosis. I have set up this GoFundMe page in the hope that I can raise enough money to be able to afford this life-saving vaccine. If you are able to help in any way, I cannot express how grateful me, my family and friends would be for giving me a fighting chance at life.

If you would like to read more about my story and diagnosis, I wrote a little blog: https://matthewcollins5.wordpress.com/2023/10/16/seizure-stroke-cancer-in-that-order/

Thank you, Matthew xxx
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