We would like to express our gratitude to all family and friends who have kindly donated to Paul Bennett's fund. We are thankful for people who have made sacrifices to hold separate fundraisers for Paul. For those who have given food vouchers and helped babysit their children we appreciate your support.
As not all cancer treatment is funded, the money will help recover costs for some treatment Paul had in the beginning of May. Some treatment can cost tens of thousands to try and it's sad to see many who have the will to live but no funds to help them, suffer.
Paul has recently had his spleen removed, and is booked in for surgery to remove a tumour at the top of his right lung June.
After that, surgeons will remove a small lump from one of his eyelids.
Paul plans to use some of the money donated to fund two treatment options. The first (CTC testing) will cost upwards of $5,000 AUD and the other (gcMAF / DBPMAF) will cost over $1,500 NZD per round and it's unclear how many rounds of treatment will be needed until after treatment starts.
CTC testing may help the selection of drug for any future chemotherapy to be much more accurate and effective. gcMAF treatment may help Paul's own immune system to be able to fight the cancer on it's own, without needing chemotherapy.
Many thanks for your ongoing support xo