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7 years ago

Kate Hardwicke

£25.00 + £6.25 Gift Aid

Well done Chris - I think of your dad often.

7 years ago

Anonymous

£40.00 + £10.00 Gift Aid

7 years ago

Van

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

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Petra

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

7 years ago

The Bees

£10.00

Well done x

7 years ago

Lou & Tom Maher

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

Great work Chris!

7 years ago

El

£15.00 + £3.75 Gift Aid

Your dedication is inspiring Chris..keep it up ;)

7 years ago

Colin and Sue Woodiwiss

£50.00

In memory of a great friend, well done Chris

7 years ago

Claire Brennan

£25.00 + £6.25 Gift Aid

A truly wonderful man! Love to you all x

7 years ago

Anna

£100.00 + £25.00 Gift Aid

Very best wishes for your fundraising in memory of your dad.

Christopher Keri-Nagy is raising money for Pancreatic Cancer UK

Pancreatic Cancer UK

Event date: 2nd March 2014

My story

Welcome, I hope that my story helps you...

My father, John, lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on Thursday 16th January 2014, he was 77 years old. He was diagnosed only at the end of October 2013 so this cancer took him in just 2 1/2 months from diagnosis. We are devastated.

There currently is no cure.

It has the lowest survival rate of any cancer.

Having researched this since my father's diagnosis we found out some horrible truths:

- 3.6% of patients survive 5 years or more. This has been the same since the 1970's.

- Chemotherapy can only prolong a patient's life usually for a further 5-8 weeks.

-There are currently no screening methods to detect established pancreatic cancer in the world.

So, as my father along with Patrick Swayzee, Steve Jobs, Luciano Pavarotti, Roger Lloyd-Pack and Dizzy Gillespie all found out, the odds are dire!

My Father's symptoms that may help you.

My father didn't seem himself since Jan 2013. We initially put this down to a bad case of Norovirus that he picked up over the Christmas period but how wrong we were. He was diagnosed as a borderline Type 2 diabetic around March and this is where, if we knew what we know now, we would have immediately had him scanned with a CT scanner to look for any trace of pancreatic cancer. This can only be done privately. Currently this is the only way one could possible find it and there is a correlation between the onset of Type 2 diabeties and early pancreatic cancer. At the end of October 2013 he came down one morning and he was jaundiced as the tumor had blocked his bile duct. This was the first sign that his cancer gave us. By this time, having been scanned, my father had advanced pancreatic cancer that had spread into his liver. I was told by his consultant privately that he would be lucky to have 6 months.

Please..

- If any of your friends or family develop Type 2 diabeties then have them scanned, it may be the best money ever spent. There is a surgical/chemo option for early stages that is in some cases effective.

- Watch your lifestyle, 30-40% of cases are caused due to bad diet etc.

Light at the end of the Tunnel

There is hope, in fact there is a whole heap. Scientists at Manchester University have found out that they may be onto a cure to make the cancer cell self distruct due to calcium overload.

www.manchester.ac.uk/aboutus/news/display/?id=11333

Researchers at Cambridge University may have found a way to make the body's white blood cells attack the cancer cells.

www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Cambridge-researchers-hope-for-possible-pancreatic-cancer-cure-20140107060010.htm

Fundraising saves lives

Research costs money and I wouldn't just rely on your friendly MP to make sure money flows in the right direction so it is up to us. So now I am going to carry out as many events as I can in the name of Pancreatic Cancer UK, to raise money and awareness so that our loved ones and friends don't fall fowl to this shitty disease. Please help me to help you and your family to find a cure that one day could help someone you hold dear. Anything you can give helps.

Finally, I cannot convey to you how I feel, I cannot show you the trauma of our loss, I cannot show you the pain of the last 3 months with my father but I can tell you that you don't want to experience it. Please help where you can :)

For my Dad, John Keri-Nagy


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Christopher Keri-Nagy is fundraising for

Pancreatic Cancer UK

Charity number: 1112708

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