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Dobbo's different kind of marathon

Closed Cause page created in the Health category by Olivia Blaylock for Sam Dobson

$24,729 donated
Given by 171 generous donors in around 6 months

Dobbo has been diagnosed with a brain tumour. He's helped many of us on our running journey & now it's our turn to help him.

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Sam "Dobbo" Dobson is one of our coaches at Get Running who has recently been diagnosed with a brain tumour. Following surgery to remove the tumour, his pathology results have shown grade 4 Glioblastoma, which is the highest grade you can go.

Dobbo’s passion and his supportive nature has helped and encouraged so many of us on our running journey - whether that's running our first event or our twenty-first, improving our time or just starting out running. Now it's our turn to cheer Dobbo on - if we all chip in what we can, we can relieve some financial pressure and enable him to focus on his health and spending time with his family and friends.

Let’s do it for Dobbo!

Olivia Blaylock's involvement (page creator)

Dobbo is one of my coaches at Get Running who has helped me go from a part time, fair weathered runner to a marathon runner.

Use of funds

Financial assistance while he is undergoing treatment and recovery.

Latest update

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January 2020  7 January 2020

Posted by: Olivia Blaylock

Thanks to everyone's generous support, Dobbo and his Mum (Janie) & Dad (Andrew) had a wonderful time at the Rugby World Cup, despite the All Blacks performance! The trip was a great distraction from Sam's diagnosis and was a chance to create some wonderful memories.

On his return, Dobbo got straight into a round of 6 weeks of daily radiotherapy, as well as chemotherapy. Other than a small amount of hair loss, he is physically feeling very well. He's back training and working full time and it's especially great to have him back at Get Running!

Dobbo sees the oncologist next week and then has a follow up MRI in late February to monitor the effectiveness of the treatment.

Sam, Janie and Andrew have asked me to relay their extreme gratitude to you all - they have found the support and donations overwhelming and are so very appreciative.

This page was meant to close tomorrow but I have kept it open (Dobbo will probably tell me off but I'll cope!) until after the MRI results in case we need to help with additional or alternative treatments, or if Dobbo needs to stop work again.

Arohanui, Olivia.

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Latest donations

Wayne on 13 Jan 2020
Wishing you the best from the USA
Sonya on 29 Dec 2019
Le Bas
Le Bas on 25 Nov 2019
Love and hugs.
Sue on 18 Nov 2019
So sad to hear this news! Thinking of you and Mum and Dad.
Megan on 17 Nov 2019
Been a while Sam! But been thinking of you since hearing this news

Who's involved?

Olivia Blaylock's avatar
Created by Olivia Blaylock
Sam Dobson's avatar
Paying to a verified bank account of Sam Dobson

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