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For Pete's Sake

Cause Description

"For Pete's Sake" is a trust which aims to raise funds towards specialist cancer treatment for Pete, a 41 year old loving husband and father of 3 young children, who early in 2013 was suddenly struck by an aggressive liver cancer. Following months of extensive chemotherapy it became apparent that the only option remaining, to give Pete a real chance, was to travel to New York for life-saving treatment and cancer drugs that are not available in Ireland. This treatment known as Hepatic Arterial Infusion Therapy is hugely expensive, estimated to be well in excess of 200,000. The medical team at Memorial Sloane-Kettering Cancer Centre in New York believe that with this treatment Pete will have a good chance of success.

In October 2013 Pete began his treatment, when a HAI (Hepatic Arterial Infusion) pump was surgically inserted into his abdomen.  This allows chemotherapy to be administered directly to the liver allowing for stronger doses to be delivered then traditional methods of chemotherapy.  Since October 2013 Pete has been making monthly trips to New York for the HAI Therapy and continues to receive traditional methods of chemotherapy in Ireland also.

Pete is responding well to treatment and will continue the trips to New York in the coming months.  The funds raised so far have ensured that Pete has received the life saving treatment he needs and the ongoing fundraising aims to support Pete in achieving the key milestone of further surgery later this year.

The "For Pete's Sake" trust also hopes to raise awareness of the possibilities available to other cancer patients and longer term, to support medical practitioners' efforts to make this type of treatment more accessible to others in Ireland.

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3 Tudor Vale , Oranmore, Galway, IRELAND