Peter has been one of my son Harry's closest friends since they they were 2 years old. In early 2019, Peter was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. Devastatingly, he relapsed in August 2020 after being clear of disease for 6 months. His family are fundraising for further treatment either to get Peter back into remission or to try and keep the cancer away if his treatment goes to plan. This could cost hundreds of thousands of pounds.

To this end, I will run a minimum of 120 miles in July, 2021 and help raise money for Peter. Please give as much as you can, and we will help him get the best treatment available. You can track my progress via my Strava page below:

https://www.strava.com/athletes/5903735


Read on to find out more about Peter's story, and how you can get involved to help. #TeamPeter

Peter was first diagnosed with Intermediate Risk Neuroblastoma in January 2019. His tumour caused a spinal cord injury which left him with no movement or sensation in his lower body. He successfully completed his cancer treatment in February 2020 and more than two years since his spinal cord injury he has grown in strength and independence as a full-time wheelchair user.

Unfortunately in August 2020, Peter's cancer relapsed, this time as metastatic High Risk Neuroblastoma. Relapsed Neuroblastoma is complicated and hard to treat and, even if remission is achieved, there is a high risk of further relapse. Peter's treatment so far has cleared his bone marrow but only kept the rest of his disease stable. While there are still options ahead, many of the treatment and maintenance trials available are not based in the UK and further treatment for Peter could include a clinical trial in America or Spain.

We are now fundraising for further treatment not available on the NHS either to get Peter back into remission or to try and keep the cancer away if his current treatment goes to plan. This could cost hundreds of thousands of pounds. Gerard Sargent