Dan & Martin's 10k Assault Course Challenge

Martin Cooke
Daniel Delaney
JOEL PRINCE STARLIGHT FUND Link opens in a new window

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Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p]Hi, Dan and Martin are doing the Brit-fit 10k Assault course in March to raise money for the Joel Prince Starlight Fund. We have been friends with Mel & Rad (Joel's parents for over twenty years and had the pleasure of knowing Joel) His last 'instruction' to everyone was 'to be happy' Please give all you can x[/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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Personal Challenge Date

12 Mar 2016

Supporters


Mar 15, 2016

Anonymous

Well done the both of you

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Mar 12, 2016

Sue

Well done x

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Mar 12, 2016

PapaLol

Hope your run goes well, good luck and thanks for doing it Best wishes


Mar 12, 2016

Anonymous

All the best Martin! Hope you have a great day!


Mar 12, 2016

Annette culver

Good luck

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Mar 11, 2016

Ollie 6 & Thomas 4

Good luck, have fun and well done.

£10.00


Mar 11, 2016

Anonymous


Mar 11, 2016

Anonymous

Great work Dan

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Mar 11, 2016

Carol Carman

Good on ya fellas!

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Mar 11, 2016

Anonymous

Good luck, Dan. Much respect to you both for taking this on.

£25.00

plus £6.25 Gift Aid

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