Greg has been treated for IBS for a while and his GP didn’t think it was a major issue. Gastro consultants and dieticians had confirmed the IBS diagnosis. At the end of October, Greg was experiencing some severe abdomen pains and vomiting that led him to be admitted to A&E. After an x-ray, he was told that they had a found a cancerous blockage in his bowel. After further investigations, he was told the devastating news that the bowel cancer has also spread to his lungs and because of the extent of these tumours, they would only be able to offer him a 12 week course of chemotherapy as he is currently not a candidate for surgery to remove the primary tumour in his bowel. He was told this heart breaking news on his daughter’s 1st birthday. Greg is genetically incompatible with the only free immunotherapy drug available on the NHS. There are other drugs that would match his gene profile, most notably Avastin for advanced bowel cancers, but it is currently not funded by the NHS.
Greg is the front-man of my favourite band Delays who were the inspiration for my first ever pair of Custom Converse. It’s heart breaking to see his cancer treatment being limited by NHS funding, so if anyone can spare anything, please, please donate! The £100,000 target is just the start and significantly more is needed to get him the best treatment possible. Many of you come here to purchase alternative band merchandise so help out a fellow member of the music community and donate using the link below.
I have added a donation option to the shipping prices during the checkout. You can add an extra £1 to the shipping price and I will donate all of this to the fund on your behalf.