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With Lee We Fight

£62,274 of £105,000 goal

Raised by 702 people in 1 month
**Due to serious deterioration in Lee’s condition, treatment is no longer taking place in Germany. For full details please see our latest updates. For the background story please continue reading. Thank you for your support. Xx

Some of you may know Lee as premium producer, engineer and DJ of The Elementz Studios, Nottingham. To his family, he is a loving Son, a committed Partner and a proud and dedicated Dad to his beautiful 9-year-old daughter, Ashleigh.

Bad News

In May 2018 Lee was admitted to hospital for 15 days following a bout of shortness of breath. His lung lining had filled with over 3 litres of fluid causing him to almost completely lose the function of his left lung. 

1.5l of fluid taken from Lee's lung lining

After 2 lung taps, multiple tests, x-rays and a biopsy of his lymph node, we finally got the dreaded diagnosis - stage 3s classical Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. With inflamed lymph nodes, an enlarged spleen and a mass in his chest, our fear was realised, it was “the Big C” - Cancer.

Despite the bad news Lee was resolved to be healed. While we his family tried not to crumble, he remained a rock, comforting us at every turn and staying so positive. 

The Battle Ahead

Not a moment was lost in self-pity or despair. Not even through the chronic fatigue, fevers, night sweats and worse. Right from the start Lee began to research his options and how he could aid himself in the battle ahead.

Lee receiving Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Immediately he changed to a raw vegan diet and abstained from alcohol, began a juicing regimen and supplementing as well as exercising (as best he could on reduced lung capacity) in order to maximise his body’s intake of nutrients to aid his immune system and whatever treatment course he may have to follow.

He did not want to allow fear to form the basis of his decision on how he would be healed and so for the last 3 months he has been working tirelessly, fact-finding and researching what treatment to undergo in order to gain the best possible chance of survival. It soon became clear that an integrative approach was the way to go.

The Cost of Surviving

It’s been a rollercoaster of emotions for us all to say the least and at times, we didn’t think we would get there but now, we have found a path that feels right; one that gives us confidence and peace of mind, but there is a cost, one we are hoping and seeking to find support with from our family, friends and well-wishers alike.
 

Cancer is rife these days, which sadly means many of you will have (or know someone who has) been affected by the disease. If this is the case you will know that chemotherapy alone can have devastating effects on its patients and make them even more susceptible to illness – something as minor as the common cold can become a life-threatening virus to a chemotherapy patient.

To add insult to injury, there is a significant chance of a cancer reoccurring, if this happens chemotherapy becomes a much less viable course of treatment second time around.
 
We really need to make the first shot count and we can do this by getting Lee on an integrative treatment plan of chemotherapy with immunotherapy drugs - but we have to act fast.
 
Combined, this will increase Lee’s chance of survival past the 5 year rate, and a very low likelihood of reoccurrence. Hopefully in the future this option will be available through our NHS and every person unfortunate enough to be in Lee’s position will have the best chance of a longer and healthier life.

Sadly, right now this is not the case and time is not on our side. We have had to look to possibilities away from home, possibilities that come with a hefty price tag – though you can’t ever put a price tag on the life of a loved one.
 
We Really Need Your Help Now

Please help us to save Lee’s life by donating towards his integrative treatment in Germany. Funds will also help towards his cost of living in this time of ill health. This revolutionary treatment will cost over £140K, an unfathomable amount to most of us.

Lee does not have private healthcare or a life insurance policy to pay for treatment or to ease the financial burden of his disease. As some of you may know, he is a self-employed small business owner - so when he can’t work, he can’t earn. 

We are all pulling together as a family right now to make ends meet and to try and get Lee the best possible care but our reach is limited; now we are turning to our loved ones and our community in this time of grave need. 

This is an urgent appeal - Lee needs to begin treatment immediately. Every day he is left untreated drastically reduce his odds of survival. 

Thank you for taking the time to read this. Any support is humbly and gratefully received - even sharing this page would be so helpful.

On behalf of Lee,
 
Love and Light x
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62k in 6 Weeks for With Lee We Fight!

Hey everyone!
We're still here chipping away with support in full swing and we are going nowhere until Lee meets that 100k goal!

The money raised so far is being put to excellent use benefiting Lee's healing in a big way and we want to ensure he is able to complete that treatment - so we are staying fully on it and invite you to continue drumming up support and donations with us!

Here are some of the amazing things that have been happening lately!

*E.ON, one of Lee's previous employer's
have been supporting us with fundraising events across their Nottingham sites including: Cake Sales, Wear It Purple day (Lee's favourite colour), Indian Food day, raffles plus loads more. So far this has raised well over 1K!

*Three legends (Jared, Bridie & Shariff) of our beloved Left Lion magazine recently ran the Nottingham Marathon choosing With Lee We Fight as their charity to support. This raised us well over £800!

*Its been a thirsty month over at The Angel Microbrewery. Our very own With Lee We Fight IPA brewed exclusively and Lovingly just for Lee has been selling like wildfire. That along with great music, great food and our collection buckets on site - needless to say we're shaping up to a fantastic looking contribution, we'll keep you posted. Thank you so much guys!

*We've had various live music events continuing support with Buckets & Banners throughout the month including Russell Fenby's Northern Soul night at Rough Trade & Chai Live @ Homemade. We've had Love from Notts Factor including a live speaker to raise awareness for our campaign, we also have Bev Waithe & Roland Knight running for our cause over various events and distances. Here is a link to Roland's Go Fund Me Page

https://www.gofundme.com/roland039s-run-to-help-lee039s-campaign?fbclid=IwAR2Me7mB7seS4dH_-WlT94Iv9x8eGdvNFUM9ev19ZOkGztD9MhnLO_3YvQs

T Shirts are almost sold out on our store guys. Get the last ones here....

https://www.withleewefight.store

We'll be back to you with another update shortly with all the new developments, events and progress.

Thank you so much for staying with us!

With Lee We Fight
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Just broke the 60K mark!!! Thank you so much everybody! This has been and still is such an epic journey, one we couldn’t be on without you all! Big Love you guys! #60kdown40ktogo #withleewefight #music #love #light #community #peoplepower #crowdfunding #fundraising #gofundme #notts #nottingham #eastmidlands #like #share #donate #support
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**UPDATE**
So far With Lee We Fight has:
-raised just under SIXTY THOUSAND pounds in one month!
-had 665 individual donations
-had over 750 likes on our official fb page
-trended on gofundme with over TWO THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED shares

And had countless events and offers of support - A HUGE THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO’S BEEN INVOLVED!

There’s even been a dedicated show on Giles Peterson’s World Wide FM, a web store set up for tee shirts by MIMM and a custom brewed pale by Angel Microbrewery created for the cause!

With Lee We Fight is a group formed for the purpose of raising funds for Lee of The Elementz Studios, to help pay for his cancer treatment.

Originally intended for treatment in Germany at a cost of 150K the fundraiser has veered course due to a rapid decline in Lee’s condition.

Funds raised will now go towards integrative therapy and medication for Lee here in the UK with the new goal being set at 105K.

So far nearly 60% of the total goal has been met and the community effort to reach our target is still going strong.

There are loads of events still to come for this cause so please get involved if you can.

Look out for the With Lee We Fight logo popping up around the city for a chance to help save one of Notts finest.

The funds will help Lee to live by paying for therapy and medication that will combat effects of the high dose chemo he now has to endure.

Lee means a lot to the Nottingham community and we want to make sure he’s around for his family and 9 year old daughter for many more years to come.

For more information or to make a donation please visit the gofundme campaign and the fb page With Lee We Fight (you can also follow our hashtag!)

Below are the links to some of our upcoming fundraisers!

Love and Light <3

Shop
https://www.withleewefight.store/

With Lee We Dance Class
https://www.facebook.com/events/2352058231490184/?ti=icl

Between the Shadow and the Soul Poetry Gig
https://www.facebook.com/events/730460867346546/?ti=icl

Live at Lillie Langtry’s
https://www.facebook.com/events/673647363022349/?ti=icl

Belly Squad @ Trade (formerly Market Bar)
https://www.facebook.com/events/2364257710256123/?ti=icl

Tony Lane Football Ground Run
https://www.facebook.com/events/279019522908873/?ti=icl

MLL Stage Hockley Hustle
https://www.facebook.com/events/320339485385711/?ti=icl
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A message from Lee
“Looking a bit surly but I’m smiling on the inside I promise! Caught a pretty intense infection due to low immune function from treatment. Spending a weekend courtesy of the NHS. I feel to post this stuff because I think it’s important to show the true journey, the progress and the setbacks. Nothing to hide about it. I also want to thank my absolute angel @nadialatoya for getting my arse into hospital when I honestly thought I wouldn’t make the journey due to the pain, yet here I am, pain almost gone now. I Give Thanks for today, relief beyond words. ENJOY THE SHIT OUT OF YOUR DAY PEOPLE. GO HAVE SOME FUN FOR ME AND REMEMBER: PAIN IS ONLY TEMPORARY NO MATTER HOW SEVERE IT FEELS AT THE TIME. Love is the answer”
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