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Heartbreaking Moment Young Dad Dying From Cancer Holds Son In Hospital Bed

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Young Dad Spends His Time Cuddling His Son After Being Told That He Has Just Few Weeks To Live.

Jon Strawson, a 33-year old dad was informed that he just has a few weeks in hand as he was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). But, being the tough man he is, refuses to give up and is appealing for some help so that he can overcome his illness for the sake of his wife and three children.

He received his first chemotherapy at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, after a number of procedures failed including stem cell transplant. The last resort is intensive chemo, but he still waits for some advice after being told that his chances of recovery are low.

“If you relapse from a stem cell transplant in the first six months your chances of survival are pretty poor. Doctors have never known anyone to be cured from the relapse I have,” he told Devon Live from his hospital bed.

“I was told I could either go home and receive palliative care and I could be dead within weeks, or try the option of intensive chemotherapy to give me a second chance of remission. However, there’s a 10 percent risk of dying because the chemotherapy is so intense and there’s a 10 percent risk that my bone marrow will never recover.

“But being given weeks to live is not long enough. I owe it to my three children to prolong things for longer if nothing else. Hopefully I will go back into remission again.”

He wants to do everything possible for the sake of his family and just doesn’t want to give up. He is currently waiting for his latest results to know how the cancer is reacting to the chemotherapy.

“I have three young children so this prognosis is unacceptable. I am not ready to just roll over and die. I owe it to my children and my family to exhaust every avenue,” he said.

“I’ve got a meeting with my consultant team to discuss possible further treatment depending on my bone marrow results. I have also been doing some research of my own and I have been looking into CAR-T cell therapy which uses your own immune system to fight it, but it’s expensive and I don’t know about its availability in this country.”

He said: “I’ve got a meeting with my consultant team to discuss possible further treatment depending on my bone marrow results. I have also been doing some research of my own and I have been looking into CAR-T cell therapy which uses your own immune system to fight it, but it’s expensive and I don’t know about its availability in this country.”

Please help Jon if you come across any information, suggestions or advice, you can mail him at [email protected]

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