Campaigners raise £40k for newlyweds’ new cancer battle
Money will be used to treat Jason’s rare form of disease in America
CAMPAIGN to raise money for a Chesham newlywed’s cancer treatment has raised nearly £40,000 in just under three weeks.
Jason Narraway, 29, married his fiancée Amy just weeks after going into remission, but began raising money for a treatment in Florida after hearing his cancer had returned.
The couple, from Chartridge Lane, wed at St Mary’s Church, Amersham, in October and spent six months enjoying Jason’s remission – three years after he was initially diagnosed.
“I was on Cloud Nine,” said Jason. “In fact, we both were. We thought that the cancer was gone.
“Each scan I had was coming back clear from tumours and we were excited each time we got the all clear because life became normal again.”
In March this year, Jason was told his rare form of cancer had returned and he is now raising money to afford a medical trial in America, which oncologists have recommended.
In just 19 days, the newlyweds have raised £38,165 on their Go Fund Me page, with some people contributing as much as £2,500.
With the couple just £12,000 away from their £50,000 target, the community has united behind the pair and many events are being held to support their cause.
The couple are hoping the trial will halt the spreading cancer, as Jason has now had more than 28 tumours in his lungs.
Jason said: “I hate to ask people to help me as I am very proud, but I need to realise my pride doesn’t matter anymore.
“I have to do what I have to do to survive and live a long and happy life with everyone around me that I love and that loves me.”
Amy Narraway, 36, added: “I love him with all my heart and it breaks me to see this happening again.
“I want to do all I possibly can to make him better. I pray this works and hopefully cure this once and for all – please help us.”
Visit Jason and Amy’s Go Fund Me page to donate, or to inquire about one of the events email amy. firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have to do what I have to do to survive
The newlyweds are hoping to raise £50,000 for the cancer treatment in Florida