Fundraiser Zoe Burrows writes:
Lee (a Facebook friend of MD David Gadsby) is a 17yr lad originally suffering with pain in his leg and lower back, after lots of to-ing and fro-ing to the doctors the diagnosis was sciatica.
In October 2018, Lee’s dad and stepmum decided to pay privately for a MRI scan as his symptoms were not getting any better. It was at the MRI scam that a osteosarcoma tumour was discovered. Lee was immediately transferred to Nottingham Oncology Unit.
After several rounds of chemo, and months in hospital, the tumour had barely shrunk so the very hard decision was made to remove the tumour. Lee has been transferred to Birmingham Orthopaedic hospital where on the 11th March, Lee underwent a full hind quarter amputation – Lee’s right leg, some of his hip and part of his tail bone have been removed.
Lee is currently in the high dependency unit (HDU) in Birmingham, doctors and nurses are working very hard to control his blood pressure, heart rate and medication with the hope to transfer him onto a main ward in the coming days.
There is still a long way to go, once Lee is more stable with some degree of mobility he will be transferred back to Nottingham for more rounds of chemotherapy.
A fundraising event is being held on Friday 5th April at the Athletic Club, Kettering. Tickets are all sold out, but we are looking for donations of raffle and/or auction prizes, we have also set up a fundraising account where we are depositing monetary donations, ticket sales and any money raised from our event on the 5th April. 100% of these funds will be passed onto Lee to aid him with his long road to recovery.
The bank details are:
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