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Chris Blanden

Chris Blanden's fundraising page

JOEL PRINCE STARLIGHT FUND Link opens in a new window/tab

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My story

[p]Hello. [lt]br /[gt]Thanks for visiting my page. [lt]br /[gt]I'm trying/going to raise £1,000 for the Joel Prince Starlight Fund by running the Bristol + Bath Marathon on October 25th.[/p][p]The following was written by Joel's family:[/p] [p]Our gorgeous 2 year old son was diagnosed with an Atypical Teratoid/ Rhabdoid Tumour, AT/RT, on his spine on 10th July 2014. This resulted in compression on his spinal cord causing loss of sensation and movement from his waist down. After an amazing life-saving operation, the tumour was removed. The Rhabdoid tumour is a very rare, fast-growing, aggressive, malignant tumour and so treatment needed to be started straight away. Joel needed to have 9 sessions of intensive chemotherapy, one every 2 weeks, and 6 weeks of radiotherapy under general anaesthetic, Monday to Friday. [/p] [p]On the eighth cycle of chemotherapy Joel developed a serious lung condition and was rushed to intensive care where he was put on a ventilator for nearly two weeks. He slowly recovered and finally came home on December 13th following a clear result from the MRI scan. We all had a wonderful Christmas and Joel was doing really well. He had worked so hard to regain some of the movement in his lower body and had started to crawl again, as well as standing and taking a few steps.[/p] [p]Then in mid-January Joel started to deteriorate rapidly and on January 23rd Joel had to have an emergency MRI scan which revealed 2 more tumours had grown on his spine. Sadly, Joel had lost his battle and passed away on Sunday 25th January at home.[/p] [p]Joel brought so much brightness and joy to us all in his short life. A child, unlike any other, whose smile would light up the room and melt the heart of anyone who saw him. He was intelligent beyond his years, had an intensely caring nature and whose last wish was for those he loved to "Be Happy". [/p] [p]One day a child will recover from this awful disease, sadly for us, that was not our Joel. We have decided to try to bring some hope to those children and families who find themselves going through the same ordeal. The money we raise will be going to support research and clinical trials for Spinal AT/RTs as there are currently none to support this rare type of childhood cancer.[/p] [p]Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor CCLG and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charity. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charitys behalf where the donor is eligible for this. We really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations. It means so much to us and our family that together we can help to find more ways to beat this disease.[/p] [p]Please give generously.[/p] [p]with love to you all,[/p] [p]The Prince family[/p] [p]xxxx[/p]

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Event

2015 Bristol + Bath Marathon

2015 Bristol + Bath Marathon

25 Oct 2015

Charity

Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group

Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group

Supporters

10-Nov-2015

Sarah L

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

07-Nov-2015

Clare

Well done Chris and thank-you for raising awareness of CCLG

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

26-Oct-2015

Roz Moorhouse

Well done Chris x

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

25-Oct-2015

Diane Starling

Well done Chris

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

25-Oct-2015

Julianne

You passed my window at 13:10 Chris, in your bright green T-shirt! You deserve an extra donation. Well done!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

24-Oct-2015

Cecilia

Good luck Chris! Xx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

24-Oct-2015

Cecilia

Good luck! X

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

24-Oct-2015

Ross Young

Go for it Chris! Good luck from the Ross, Susi, Lewis and Arno

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

24-Oct-2015

Beckie Parsons

Good luck Chris! Hope the weather isn't too bad.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

24-Oct-2015

Luke Watson

GOOD LUCK CHRIS! It's awesome you've been so dedicated to the running my friend! ENJOY!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid