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Appeal to make memories for teen fighting cancer

Posted onPosted on 16th Sep

An appeal has been launched to help a Skegby teenager make memories as he fights cancer for a second time.

Jacob Fradgley, 17, was first diagnosed in May 2018, when he was told he had a rare type of cancer that affects his bones and tissue around his bones.

Metastatic Ewing Sarcoma, which mainly affects children and young people, is primarily in Jacob’s pelvis. He also has other tumors in his head, legs and spine.

The brave teenager made an incredible recovery, but in November last year Jacob and his family received the heartbreaking news that his cancer had returned.

Jacob once again faced another battle, knowing that Ewing Sarcoma has a poor prognosis.

He had surgery on his head to remove a tumour and nine cycles of chemotherapy, but unfortunately that did not work.

Jacob was due to have the primary cancer removed from his pelvis, but the tumour on his head returned meaning surgery can no longer go ahead.

The teenager and his family — including mum, Sammy, and sister, Leah Keighley — have very little options and Jacob continues treatment to prolong his life.

Now family friends Natalie Richardson and Lisa Angell has launched an appeal to raise £3,000 to help the family create some special memories for Jacob.

She said: “Jacob has many wishes, dreams and experiences he would like to do in his lifetime.

“Not knowing how long that is, we want to help make them happen — such as going to the Edinburgh Tattoo, visiting museums in London, going to the Normandy Beaches, driving a Challenger Tank, driving a Lamborghini Aventador or meeting his celebrity idols.

“Jacob has already met Ant Middleton and we want to raise money to help make the other dreams happen and keep Jacob’s spirit, positivity, motivation and fight going. Please help Jacob and his family make lifelong memories.

“Your generosity will be hugely appreciated and mean the world to this beautiful family.”

Lisa has set up a JustGiving page for the appeal, click here to make a donation.

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