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Riders’ tribute to Jamie Inglis
Paul Christie, left, and Adam Brushett are riding 800 miles to raise money for children affected by neuroblastoma, the aggressive childhood cancer which killed little Jamie Inglis
TWO cyclists travelling 800 miles dressed as Santa will stop at the hospital which treated York cancer victim Jamie Inglis.
Paul Christie and Adam Brushett will cycle from Exeter in Devon to Troon in Scotland to raise money children affected by neuroblastoma, an aggressive childhood cancer.
When they reach Yorkshire, the Santas will visit Leeds General Infirmary, to remember Jamie who sadly lost his life to the disease earlier this year.
Cyclists are invited to take part in the local leg of the cycle for the Neuroblastoma Children’s Cancer Alliance (NNCA), which will run 73 miles from Halifax to Richmond.
Vicky and John Inglis, Jamie’s parents, said: “When Jamie relapsed and was extremely poorly, we ran out of options in the UK and turned to the NCCA UK to help us access the potentially life-saving treatment Jamie needed abroad.
“Unfortunately our beautiful son passed away, however many families still have hope. Neuroblastoma is not a death certificate, some children do get through it. That’s why you, and we, can’t give up.
“There are still dozens of little Jamies out there and their families need the same support that we got. I would urge everyone to support the NCCA UK’s appeal to raise money to help other children affected by this terrible disease.”
Neuroblastoma is an aggressive childhood cancer and the most common cancer diagnosed in children under five.
In most cases it is only diagnosed when it has already progressed to a late “high risk” stage.
When children cannot get on to a UK trial, the Neuroblastoma Children’s Cancer Alliance UK, (NCCA UK) support them to access treatment abroad.
Even when children are tested clear of neuroblastoma after frontline treatment, four out of five children will relapse and in the case of relapse there is no treatment in the UK.
Jamie, from Kelfield, underwent treatment at LGI and went through pioneering treatment in the USA. When he relapsed he was treated in Germany but he died of complications at the beginning of the year.
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