On 8th September, Kenny Collins' world stopped and his life hung in a balance. That morning, he collapsed. By evening, his worst nightmares had come true when he was diagnosed with a 3cm mass on his brain. The next morning he had an emergency operation to drain the life-threatening fluid from his head. The surgeons then advised that he would require major surgery to reduce the size of the tumour. The doctors have told him they cannot remove all of it, due to its dangerous location in relation to his brain stem. On Monday 19th September Kenny endured 8 hours of surgery. He is still awaiting biopsy results to find out the nature of the tumour, and MRI results to find out if there has been any spread to his spinal cord.
The reason that Kenny requires financial help is that he has no means to support his family throughout this traumatic ordeal. The timing could not have been worse. Kenny had handed his resignation into his much loved place of work, of 16 years, to begin his new dream job. Kenny cannot start this job until he is fully recovered. In the meantime, he has no income to support his wife and two children. This financial nightmare is causing him further distress and devastation.
Kenny is a talented musician, previously the frontman of Scottish rock band, Logan. He had toured the world with the band, before settling with his wife Lynsey and having their two children, Ella and Lewis. His second successful career has been as a Teacher and a Head Teacher, in a secure school for the most vulnerable young people in the UK. He has been dedicated in leading his team of staff to raise educational outcomes and provide amazing experiences for otherwise disadvantaged children.
Kenny's friends, family and colleagues have come together to support him and his family in any way they can during this horrific time and his journey to recovery.