As most people know, Tom was diagnosed with terminal Neuroendocrine cancer in March 2015 aged 22. After joining the RAF aged 16, Tom spent 2 years before his diagnosis suffering with severe pains which were, because of his age, not taken seriously. This page is not only to raise money for Tom, but to also raise awareness of Neuroendocrine cancer.
In December 2014, after being together for 6 years, Tom and his Fiancée Chelsea welcomed their beautiful baby daughter Willow into the world. In March 2015, we received the devastating news that Tom had cancer of the duodenum, which had already spread to both of his lungs, his lymph nodes and liver. Due to the advanced nature of the cancer at this stage, doctors informed Tom that extending his life using chemotherapy was the only option.
After undergoing aggressive chemotherapy for 5 months, the decision was taken to have a break having discovered that the cancer was now in Tom's bones. He is now waiting to start a hormone treatment.
Throughout the whole treatment process, Tom has been a proud father who has enjoyed amazing days out with Chelsea and Willow, including visits to Yorkshire Wildlife Park and The Butterfly House. Continuing to make amazing memories is the priority of both Tom and Chelsea and many more are set to come.
Tom and Chelsea have recently booked their wedding and are now looking into taking Willow on their first family holiday abroad. All money donated will go towards both of these memorable and positive events.
Please visit http://www.netpatientfoundation.org/ for more information
Thank you to everyone so far for your kind words, donations and for sharing Toms story.