RAL­LY­ING CRY TO HELP CAN­CER-STRICKEN DAD

FAM­ILY IS RAIS­ING FUND TO SEND DAD FOR SPE­CIAL­IST CAN­CER TREAT­MENT IN HOPE OF PROLONGING HIS LIFE

Uxbridge Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

He’s a very car­ing, fr­riendly... a lovely per­son. He would do any­thing for you.

A HILLING­DON fam­ily has launched a fundrais­ing at­tempt to give a fa­ther-of-three treat­ment they hope will pro­long his life. Alan Rose, aged 46, was told he had a year to live af­ter be­ing di­ag­nosed with can­cer in June 2016. The fa­ther-of-three un­der­went chemo­ther­apy at Mount Ver­non Hospi­tal, but his fam­ily were left heart­bro­ken when doc­tors told him the can­cer had spread to his brain. He was then taken to a hospice in De­cem­ber, when his fam­ily say doc­tors gave him lit­tle hope of sur­viv­ing past Christ­mas. Af­ter be­gin­ning steroid treat­ment, Mr Rose has since been able to spend time with loved ones in­clud­ing his chil­dren, aged six, 13 and 25.

Ac­cord­ing to his fam­ily, he was placed into pal­lia­tive care on Tues­day, April 18 be­cause doc­tors say fur­ther treat­ment would be in­ef­fec­tive.

Wife Pet­rina Rose, who met her hus­band at Uxbridge Swim­ming Pool, now called Hilling­don Sport and Leisure Com­plex, 30 years ago, wants Mr Rose to un­dergo treat­ment abroad.

Mrs Rose, who has launched a fundrais­ing page , said: “He has got the heart of a lion.

“He’s the strong­est man I have ever met and he just re­ally, des­per­ately wants to keep go­ing.

“Our kids want him to keep go­ing, he’s worked hard all his life and we need him.”

In a des­per­ate at­tempt to find al­ter­na­tive op­tions, Mrs Rose re­searched and be­lieves a clinic in Ger­many could of­fer hope.

The 47-year-old claims treat­ment at the clinic, called the Hall­wang Clinic, would cost £150,000 with the fundrais­ing ef­forts rais­ing £5,667 so far.

Ac­cord­ing to Mrs Rose, the Hall­wang Clinic has told her it may be able to place her hus­band in re­mis­sion fol­low­ing treat­ment.

Ge­orgina Smith, girl­friend of Alan’s son Jake, said: “He is very car­ing, friendly and he’s an an­i­mal lover. He’s a lovely per­son. He would do any­thing for you.”

Any­one want­ing to do­nate to the fundrais­ing page can do so by vis­it­ing here .

Alan Rose, above, with daugh­ter Chloe (now aged six) and be­low

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