Adrian is a father of 3 beautiful girls and a grandfather to two young boys. He has grown up in Bunbury where he now works as a Police Officer and is loved and Respected by so many! Adrian is one of the most genuine, kind hearted people you will ever meet and he would never hesitate in helping others out. Recently, as some of you may know, Adrian visited his dentist with a loose front tooth. As a result of that appointment and many other appointments in a whirlwind couple of weeks, he was diagnosed with Cancer. That being an Intra Osseous Carcinoma.
This cancer is very rare with only 200-300 cases ever reported worldwide and there is not a lot known about it. The next 6 months will be extremely difficult for Adrian with surgery booked for a couple of weeks away. This will be a 10-14 hr operation where he will have his upper jaw and teeth removed with part of his fibula being used to replace his jawbone.
He will then require a skin graft and will spend up to a week in ICU, another month in hospital and a minimum of 6 months recovery.
He will also require Radiation therapy and follow up surgeries in the next few months. As this is a huge surgery and very little is known about the condition there are obviously complications that can arise which could result in further surgeries and more time in hospital.
Adrian will be off work for quite some time and the combination of continuing medications and other medical costs, means extra financial stress on top of an already stressful situation. I have created this page so that anyone who can and wants to donate can do so. Cancer is shit and it doesn’t discriminate. It can be a very sudden and unexpected disease and it has turned Adrians life upside down in the space of just 2 weeks. Please, if you can spare a few dollars, every cent will help.
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