April 29th, 2010

Help a Friend

Posted in The Job - General by 200

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David Lee Robinson is a 28-year-old rookie cop with Leicestershire Constabulary.  He joined the job as a PCSO & served 2 years before being accepted as a police constable.

In 1999, as a student,  he was diagnosed with a brain tumour. He was successfully treated however in 2005 the tumours returned. Further gruelling treatement followed involving an operation to remove the tumour & six months’ of chemotherapy.

In 2009 he was told the tumours had returned. He now has several brain tumours & another on his spine. Doctors in the UK have told him this is incurable & they can only offer palliative care.

His website says: “David has now begun a second chemotherapy treatment requiring long hours at the hospital in the hope that this may slow the tumours down. However, David is always mindful of the fact that any treatment will not be curative and that there is no proven treatment for brain tumours which have recurred.

“Looking ahead, David has been offered a place on a clinical trial at The Duke hospital in Durham, North Carolina, USA as long as his symptoms remain stable following current chemotherapy treatment. The treatment is a biological gene treatment for adults suffering from a recurrent Medulloblastoma (the brain tumour David has) where other treatment has failed, in the hope of prolonging or improving the quality of life for this aggressive disease.”

In order to receive the new treatement David has to raise £100,000.You can donate at his website. He also has a Facebook group.

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4 comments

  1. MPS Probie says:

    Poor sod, to have such issues at that age.

    Paypal donation sent.

    April 29th, 2010 at 09:37

  2. TZ says:

    Sad news to say the least.
    I’ve done my bit and also put a link to this ( hope that’s ok with you 200 ) on a US based Law Enforcement website to open it up to a wider audience.

    April 29th, 2010 at 13:12

  3. shijuro says:

    Donated via paypal.

    Good luck mate…

    Certainly puts my bullshit problems into perspective.

    April 29th, 2010 at 16:44

  4. fastbecomingcynical says:

    A colleague in our force organised a collection for David a couple of weeks ago simply asking for contributions of £1. This was forwarded via force e mail and seems to have worked well.
    Despite 200′s widespread appeal can only ask for colleagues from other forces to do the same and try to raise these funds as quickly as possible.

    April 29th, 2010 at 19:18

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