A heartfelt JustGiving appeal has been launched to raise funds for family man Glen Graham - and it is "a matter of life or death" as he has discovered that a brain tumour had returned after being 15 years in remission.
Mr Graham, from Kilkeel in Co Down first realised something was wrong 17 years ago just after his daughter Courtney was born. Glen was being treated for diabetes at the time because he started having seizures and began to lose his speech. However, when it got so bad that he crashed his car during one of these seizures the family sought further medical advice and it was discovered that Glen, in fact, had a Grade 3 Brain Tumour (Oligodendroglioma Tumour).
At the time Glen had life-threatening surgery which removed 90% of the tumour and six weeks of intense Radiotherapy and six months of Chemotherapy but the family felt their prayers had been answered when they were told Glen had gone into remission.
However, in Jan 2015, he began to experience the same symptoms and was told the devastating news that the tumour had returned.
So in May 2015 Glen went through further life-threatening surgery (which took twice as long due to scared tissue from the first tumour) and a further agonising 18 months of radiotherapy and chemotherapy sadly to avail as doctors in the UK now feel there is nothing more they can do.
Diane Graham, his wife, said on their JustGiving page: ”We were heartbroken, we had been fighting this poisonous, hateful disease for 17 years. So being told that this was the end, made us feel so alone. But, we were determined to find some way to help Glen, so after more research, we bought a Resonant Light machine, which emits frequencies as much as 30 times higher than other plasma emission “rife machines” in a 30ft radius.
“We feel that our only option now is alternative treatment abroad. We have found a clinic that may offer some help in Germany but we require a minimum of £64,000 just to get Glen over there for the first treatment and time is running out for him to be well enough to travel – so we really need everyone to support us now if they can. This appeal really is a matter of life and death.”
According to the Justgiving page a whopping £14,640 has been raised of £150,000 target by 86 supporters in just over three weeks.
To support the appeal, please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/glen-graham