Weʼre raising €30,000 to Help fund life-prolonging alternative cancer treatment for Robbert alongside dietary & nutritional support, supplements & homeopathic remedies
Hello Everyone Here
It is with a heavy heart that I set up this funding page for my lovely handsome husband Robbert.
As some of you may know that my husband has been very poorly recently & has a confirmed diagnosis of stage 4 lung cancer.
The aim of our funding page is to raise funds to allow us to explore additional treatment for my lovely husband Robbert, homeopathic remedies/ therapies, dietary options & alternative therapies. The professional & comprehensive advice that we urgently & will regularly need to seek regarding my lovely husband’s dietary requirements, drugs to support his targeted cancer therapy and the special equipment necessary to aid his recovery, does not come cheap.
We aim to try to alkalize his diet through a high intake of raw, whole & organic food & by cutting out the sugars that make the cancer grow. We require a water purification/ filtration system to cleanse my lovely husband’s water supply.
Depending upon the monies raised there may be an option of sending my husband away to targeted therapy retreats to concentrate all efforts 24/7 on really blasting this cancer via oxygen tanks, infrared saunas, acupuncture and much more.
Every little helps.please
Many people who know my husband Robbert will know how determined he is and how hard He’ll try to fight this disease, especially for my children.
To give you an idea about our back story...,
Robbert has previously been physically fit and very active. He takes pride in looking after his body AND his health.
He previously enjoyed road running up to 10km, weekly body pump classes, spin classes, and personal training sessions as well as swimming.
My husband Robbert doesn’t smoke either he drinks
He previously carried our daughter Laura with a healthy & very active at work even doing a spin class until the day he went into sickness!
This sickness though unfortunately hasn’t been so easy.since then
After we got married in 2013 my husband Robbert developed a small legion on his nose which was removed & tested. We were advised that it was likely to be caused by an autoimmune disease named Sarcoidosis.
Following this my husband Robbert had chest X-rays and CT scans which showed that he also had a Mediastinal lymphadenopathy (mass of enlarged lymph nodes in his chest). Doctors were worried so sent him to Leicester for an EBUS procedure (endobronchial ultrasound) bronchoscopy, where they biopsied the enlarged lymph nodes in his chest. Again results from that showed that that mass was benign.
forward to July 2015 and my husband Robbert started to feel very unwell
complaining of chest/ pleuritic pain. Doctors initially thought that my
husband Robbert had a PE (Pulmonary Embolism) and admitted him to
hospital to investigate further. After further tests & scans it
became apparent that this was not a pulmonary embolism and that as well
as the existing enlarged lymph nodes in the centre of my husband’s
chest, he also had a 5cm cavitating mass on his left lung.
As my lovely husband has been in under doctors custody couldn’t decide whether to take the chance of risking dangerous biopsies, offering options of either lumber puncture aspirations under local anaesthetic OR breaking his ribs and trying to get behind his private tissue to his lung to get to the mass under general anaesthetic which was risky for both his life.
were offered a termination of his lumb to concentrate on my husband’s
health and this was never something that my husband Robbert was prepared
to consider as he’d grown and bonded with thelumb inside of him &
was delighted to find out that we were having a healthy lumb
After much deliberation between variuos top medical professionals and consultants where both Burton and Derby hospitals held no less than 7 MDT meetings to discuss my husband Robbert’s unusual case- we actually we found out my husband Robbert’s diagnoses by chance.
my husband Robbert paid privately in August to visit a specialist lung doctor at The Nuffield hospital in Barcelona.He took one look at my husband Robbert’s CT images and said that it looked very much like Lung Cancer.
He ordered further chest X-rays and CT scans and within just one short month my husband Robbert had developed 2 litres of fluid on his left lung.
After a chest drain to aspire the fluid over a 5 day stay in hospital, the fluid appeared to be bloody & indeed tests on the fluid drained confirmed that my husband Robbert had stage 4 non-small cell adenocarcinoma.
The specialist looking back on my husband’s scans confirmed that in numerous scans dating back to 2016 my husband Robbert had a small cancerous mass on his left lung which grew from a ‘petit poi’s size’ to the mass he has today.
The enlarged lymph nodes in the centre of his chest & the presumption that my husband had a ‘non malignant auto immune disorder’ all along called Sarcoidosis, was actually a huge red herring.
As the cancer has been missed for so long, we have been told tha my husband’s condition is now terminal. Doctors have advised that It can be treated, but it can’t be cured.... Well, we’re remaining positive that he can and will beat this!
husband Robbert was determined to give his lumb the best chance at a
good start in life that he could. Despite enduring agonising
investigative treatment whilst lumb including a chest drain,
pleurodesis, daily blood thinning injections, numerous chest fluid
aspirations, various hospital stays/ visits and all with very limited
pain relief due to the lumb being affected by all of this ,
After becoming very poorly in early November, my husband Robbert was admitted to hospital where oncologists, obstetricians and specialist lung doctors all decided that the best course of action was to do the operation of his lumb early to concentrate on Robbert’s treatment, which sadly hadn’t been working (most likely due to the growth hormones being produced by the lumb).
Our amazing little Miracle Beau Hudson Barrett was born via cesarean section at The Royal Derby Hospital on 08.11.18 at 14:03pm weighing 2lb 13oz.
Beau is currently in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit growing from strength to strength and improving every day & we’re amazed by his placidity & also by how well he’s come on in the week he’s been with us. We pray that long may it continue.
my husband Robbert however received the sad news this week that his cancer has rapidly progressed. It’s spread from his left lung/ pleura with small deposits now found on his brain, his liver and in his bones. Doctors advised us that they have NEVER seen a pregnant patient in this position before and they’ve certainly NEVER had a patient who’s cancer has moved onto the secondary mutation at first presentation. This cancer certainly is aggressive.
Obviously we have taken this news terribly but we are pulling together as a family & my husband is still determined to beat this. It can be done!
We have been offered a new targeted cancer therapy treatment which my husband started 15.11.18 and any additional help we can get him to aid his fight would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for taking time to read about our story.
Please pray for my lovely husband’s speedy recovery & we’d also like to take this opportunity to thank our amazing family and friends for their unwavering support during such a difficult time for us.
my husband has been simply overwhelmed by the well wishes, messages of support, flowers and gifts that he’s received.