Family appeal for help to raise 350,000 for life-saving treatment

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Family appeal for help to raise 350,000 for life-saving treatment thumbnailDavid McClean in hospital after he had tumours removed in London. GB51334 P7

A CLOUGH family are appealing for help to raise 350,000 for father-of-two, David McClean, to have life saving treatment in London.
The 52-year-old, was diagnosed with grade four Glioblastoma after two weeks of scans, tests and an open biopsy in early September.
It all started when he was planning for a cycling trip to Geneva with Ballymena Road Club.
The trip was interrupted by a headache and "in true Davy style" he took a few paracetamol and never complained.
David was diagnosed with the aggressive form of cancer and told he would need to raise the money to pay for immunootherapy treatment, which is not offered through the NHS.
His devoted wife Dawn and two children, Christopher and Charlotte, are appealing to everyone to help them raise the cash they need to bring David to London.
After having already beaten cancer in the leg (Sarcoma) two years ago, the news for the family was devastating that a different type of cancer had formed.
Speaking to the Guardian, his sister Sharon, said: "He has just undergone 'fully awake' brain surgery at the University College of London Hospital.
"The surgeon successfully removed both tumours and David starts chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment after Christmas.
"Immediately after this he must start pioneering Immunotherapy, which will save his life."
*Read the full story in this week's Ballymena Guardian.


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