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With Lee We Fight

£65,936 of £105,000 goal

Raised by 765 people in 3 months
**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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We still need still your help! ⚠️⚠️⚠️

The integrative treatments Lee’s gofundme is paying for have been so beneficial but the costs are astronomical!

He NEEDS to make that goal to continue them and make a full and lasting recovery!

I’m appealing to all of our friends, loved ones and kind strangers to please get in touch if you can offer any further support in helping us accomplish this mission!

Not necessarily in terms of donations as we understand people don’t have bottomless purses! but any activities to raise funds that you can think of and would be willing to run with would be such a massive help to us!

Things like the following are always winners:
coffee mornings
bake sales
car-boot sales
sponsored runs/walks
placing donation buckets etc.

The support through this has been so amazing and we appreciate every single effort massively we really do! Please stick with us and help us keep up the momentum as we are so close yet still have a way to go!

And of course, if you are in a position to donate (or donate again! ) this is obviously welcomed too!

Thank you so much -
Love and Light to you all

gf.me/nnb9t #gofundme #withleewefight #musicloveandlight #nottingham #community #spreadthelove #supportlocal #donate #100k #beatcancer #hodgkinslymphoma
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What a month October has been! So much love shown through some truly wonderful people!

From Left lion crew’s sponsored Robin Hood half marathon run to Angel Microbrewery’s pale ale donations! Not to mention Martin Beresford’s Tony lane football ground run, Music Love and Light Hockley Hustle stage at Das Kino and all the lovely online donators keeping us inching along in between - its been a fundraising whirlwind!

All the ongoing support has been just phenomenal and there’s one person in particular that we would like to give a special mention to for her persistent and relentless contribution to this campaign: Bev Waithe our personal hero of the month! This lady has single handedly raised a stunning £705 for With Lee we Fight through sponsorships doing Run October!

Waking up at the crack of dawn everyday of October to run miles on miles on miles for our cause! The sheer commitment and dedication has been quite simply inspiring and we are so so grateful to you Bev!

Thank you to everyone for your continued support - we’re still here alive and kicking and battling away to save our guy! Please continue to share the campaign and give if you can (multiple donations welcomed ).

We’ve come so far yet we still have some way to go and we can’t do it with our you! Let’s keep up the beautiful display of people power and reach that goal post!

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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