The disease was picked up during a routine blood test after he appeared to have a recurring stomach bug. He was found to be severely anaemic and was taken to a hospital for further tests which revealed that in fact he has stage 4 bowel cancer which has already spread to his liver and stomach. Doctors said that it's a particularly aggressive form of cancer and without further treatment he only has a few months left to live. It was a shocking and devastating news for him and his family.
Simon is a loving, caring husband and a fantastic dad to three boys: twins aged 13 and eldest almost 16 years old. Simon has so many plans and dreams and is determined that cancer will not stand in the way of fulfilling them!
He has started on a gruelling course of chemo and despite many side effects he's staying positive and fully believes that he can beat the disease.
He'd like to raise money to help with his treatment in order to give him a better fighting chance. Please donate whatever you're comfortable with, Simon and his family are so grateful for every penny given towards saving his life <3
On 30th October, to help raise money to help support treatment (in additional to chemo, Simon’s using multiple other treatments to stop the cancer from spreading further) Lee Martin & Jolein Hogerzeil will be walking from Bray to Howth in Ireland, which is around 39km and will take us around 8hrs. Certainly the longest walk we’ve ever done in one go.
The same day, Alex, Reece, Ralph, Tom, Natasha, Kamila & others will be walking from Brighton to Simon’s house in Crawley of a similar distance.
To support treatment and our walk of solidarity, we’re asking for donations of any amount to this GoFundMe page.
Anything you can do to help will be truly appreciated and we thank you in advance.