Father of three in need of life saving experimental treatment

David Hopkins, 45, has been diagnosed with a rare brain cancer and given 12 moths to live.

David’s family and friends are helping raise thousands of pounds for experimental treatment abroad in Germany.

The group set up to help the father of three already has over 2000 members and helped raise £55,000 of £150,000 target.

After much research on the rare disease the family found treatment at a clinic in Germany, it is a ground-breaking new treatment which creates personalised immune therapy and strengthens the patients own immune system and activates against new cancer cell growth, as well as giving the best possible quality of life.

It’s every families worse nightmare

The fundraising page reads, ‘On 14 August Did was playing badminton with his daughter Lydia and noticed a flicker in his eye. He initially put this down to dehydration on a very hot day. But across the coming days, a dull feeling developed in his head and the flicker in his eye didn’t go away. A visit to the doctors diagnosed migraines but as the symptoms continued for two weeks we visited A&E.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, he went in alone. He was on his own at 6 pm when the unfortunate news was confirmed. This turned his life and our whole world upside down. We were devastated as a family.’

Holly Mumby Croft, local MP said: ‘Many from our area will know David “Did” Hopkins’, David was diagnosed with a rare type of brain tumour “grade 4 glioblastoma” in 2020. Having followed the family’s journey I know how difficult it is to live with a rare disease, especially during a time of crisis.

“I briefly spoke about their journey to the PM, and asked him to work with us and The Brain Tumour Charity to improve research and treatments for people such as David. It is good to hear that the Department of Health is working with charities on addressing this issue, and that there will be funding for research on this, although there is much more to be done.”

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