A brave teenager who is battling cancer has thanked those who have donated and offered support after his dad walked 180km to raise vital funds for potentially lifesaving treatment.
Will Rutt, 19, was recently told his cancer had returned for a third time and in a bid to pay for vital treatment his dad, Simon, took on a 180km walking challenge.
Will’s current treatment and drug combination does seem to be working but unfortunately the drugs and supplements are very expensive, so funds are needed to keep it going.
The main part of this treatment is funded by the NHS, to which both Will and Simon are grateful, but the recommended drugs and supplements takes as part of his daily regime still costs in excess of £1,200 a month.
If the current treatment ends up not working funds will be needed so Will can travel to the USA for a drug trial which will likely cost tens of thousands of pounds.
That fundraising target was boosted by Simon’s mammoth 180km walk which has raised more than £22,000.
The walk was completed over eight days in August and went from the source of the Thames in Kemble, Gloucestershire, all the way through to Henley-on-Thames.
Will said: “I can’t address everyone individually as so many people have come forward to donate so I would like to say a massive thank you, from the bottom of my heart.
“Also thank you so much for the kind words. All this support gives me so much fight and so much drive to keep going. I promise I won’t give up and together we will beat this.”
To donate to Will’s cause visit uk.gofundme.com/f/Wills-battle-against-cancer