In memory of Kevin Hufton

As many of you know we sadly lost my dad,
Kevin Hufton, on 28/03/2020 after a very
short battle with Lung Cancer.
So around Christmas 2019 Kevin developed a cough, felt lethargic and generally just ill.  We all just assumed it was a flu type illness
that most of the family had over that period   so didn’t think much of it, but after 3 weeks
the cough had worsened so he made an  
appointment to go see his GP on 20th
January 2020. He was sent for an X-ray on
27th January 2020 but that night was the
worse night he’d had, very little sleep and a      lot of coughing fits so Tuesday the 28th, after work, he made the decision to go up to A&E
to see if they could help him. There he was
told the mortifying news that the x-ray had
shown something on his lung. He was then
sent for a CT scan but shortly after, Kevin
was admitted to Barnsley hospital where it
was confirmed  that it was actually lung
cancer. He ended up staying in hospital for 2 and half weeks where he had all other
routine tests and a biopsy to determine what stage the cancer was at. When the results
came back we were told it was Stage 4. We
were told by one doctor it was inoperable but then told they weren’t ruling surgery out and they were hoping to eradicate it but it would depend on a PET scan and if the cancer had
spread. The results were again bad news
because the cancer had by this point spread
to one of his adrenal glands. So after seeing
the Oncologist, the plan was for him to start
Immunotherapy, as his proteins in the cancer had come back at higher than 50%. We
actually thought we had received some good news out of all this as not many people are
offered immunotherapy on it’s own. Kevin
went for his first treatment at Weston Park
on 12th March 2020 but unfortunately his
temperature was too high so they admitted
him to a ward. We then had to wait for the
Oncologist to come and re-assess his
situation. On Monday 16th March 2020
we were told the devastating news that
Kevin was too ill to treat, his lung had started to collapse, he was too weak 
to withstand any treatment and that he had got weeks to live. On Thursday 19th March Kevin came home where Jayne (his wife), Sian (his other
daughter) and I cared for him until he sadly
passed on Saturday 28th March 
2020. 
From the day he went to A&E and was told
there was something on his lung he only lived 8 and half weeks (of which 3 and half weeks
he spent in hospitals).
He became ill so quickly that we never got to spend any quality time together, he didn’t get to spend time with his grandchildren,                we never got to have any special
conversations with him or even for him to  
prepare a speech for Sian’s wedding next
year, which he would have loved to have
done. 
With lung cancer and what we have read
most cases are diagnosed at Stage 4 because people very rarely show any symptoms until
it is too advanced so we have chosen this
charity in hope that more screening for lung
cancer can be developed to try and catch it at an earlier stage and give people more of a
chance of beating it or at least been able to
catch it early enough to manage it and
help people live longer with it. We also
appreciated all the care our dad received at
Weston Park, all the nurses came and said
goodbye when he was discharged home.
They were just lovely. 
As people are aware with the current
situation with the Coronavirus  we cannot
have many people at the funeral and cannot
have a donations box or many flowers. So we have set up this page for anyone that may
wish to donate and help this cause. 

 

Donations

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  • Jeff Waller 
    • £11 
    • 4 mos
  • Donna-Marie Shaw 
    • £10 
    • 4 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • £10 
    • 4 mos
  • Alison Schofield 
    • £9 
    • 5 mos
  • Roger White 
    • £20 
    • 5 mos
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Fundraising team (2)

Jade Hufton 
Organizer
Raised £610 from 23 donations
Barnsley, Yorkshire and the Humber, United Kingdom
The Weston Park Hospital Cancer Care and Research Fund 
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Donations eligible for Gift Aid.
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Sian Hufton 
Team member
Raised £166 from 8 donations
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