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Cancer patient fighting back and raising money

Paul Clark, 32, was diagnosed with testicular cancer in September 2014.

He had surgery two months ago, then found that the cancer had spread to his lymph nodes.

Paul, from Horndean, explains: “I was shocked when I was initially told I had cancer. Then to be told only a few months later that it had spread, I was stunned.

My friends and family have been my rock.

I am currently two weeks into chemotherapy treatment on the C3 Hamwic ward, and my hair has just started to fall out.”

Chemotherapy drugs are powerful medications that attack rapidly growing cancer cells. 

Unfortunately, these drugs also attack other rapidly growing cells in your body — including those in your hair roots. Chemotherapy may cause hair loss all over your body.

Paul continues: “On Sunday 2 November, my friends rallied around me, and all of us took part in a sponsored head shave!

I manage a youth team so we wanted to get them involved. Havant and Waterlooville under 10s played off against AFC Portchester and then had the charity event after the game.

We have already raised £1,100, however I want to keep going and raise more money for Southampton Hospital Charity. My target is £500.

The care I have been given at the hospital has been second to none. I am going through a really difficult time health wise, but the staff have great, and are always there for me.”

If you are going through treatment, have been treated, or are even just affected by someone who has, we hope that you will donate even just a small amount to support Paul’s journey and his fundraising efforts.

You can support Paul here: www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/baldy




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