Please help Lionel get the Non-Funded Cancer treatment he requires
Lionel was diagnosed with Bowel cancer last year, please help to get him the cancer treatment he requires.Canterbury
Lionel Hopgood a former Canterbury Ram basketball player, a loving husband and father of two awesome children is playing the biggest game of his life and his opponent doesn't seem to lose often. But a with a little help from his team mates and supporters we can make sure he wins this one.
Lionel was diagnosed with bowel cancer late last year, he underwent surgery to remove the part of the bowel containing the tumor, the surgery was successful but unfortunately the cancer had already spread to his liver, he has had chemo therapy in the last four months which helped, but not enough to be able to perform the urgent surgery required to remove part of his liver that contains the cancer. The next play in this match is a medical treatment called SIRT which stands for Selective Internal Radiation Treatment, this treatment will hopefully stop the tumors growth which will then allow the removal of that part of the liver and give Lionel a chance to beat this.
SIRT is non-funded cancer treatment which has a cost of around $40,000, which includes getting Lionel up to Auckland for his treatment, if you can help by donating please do as every dollar counts.
Dean Le Warne's involvement (page creator)
I have known Lionel since primary school and we have been friends as well as team mates through basketball for a long time, he is a genuine person that has a big heart and is a great family man.
Use of funds
All funds will be used for the payment of SIRT, which is Selective Internal Radiation Treatment and getting Lionel to Auckland for this treatment
Its with great sadness that I have to inform all you wonderful people that Lionel passed away at home early on Saturday morning. He was strong to the end and didn't want to ever give up. Lionel was always amazed at peoples generosity given through this page and he would of loved to of thanked you all personally for your kind donations which gave him a chance of betting this, but it wasn't meant to be.
A celebration of Lionel's life will be held on Thursday 12th of December at Lamb & Hayward Westpark 467 Wairakei Road
Thanks again, you are all amazing people
Love to you all Dean
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This page was created on 18 Jun 2019 and closed on 18 Sep 2019.