Sadly Jack passed away last night.
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I would like to tell you about Jack Brown who is the 6 year old son of DS Yvonne Brown and DC Dick Brown, both officers in the Metropolitan Police and whom I used to work on cases with, he is a lively lovely boy who just wants to survive. Jack is suffering from Neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer that affects less than 100 children a year in the UK. This cancer currently has no direct form of funding from the UK government for treatment beyond the first stage.
The treatment Jack that is now receiving, which could save his life, is only available in America at a cost of already more than $750,000. Yvonne and Richard are trying to raise the funds to enable him to have continue treatment and have come to the half way point almost, but it has been a long hard struggle and Yvonne and Richard besides raising funds are caring for their 2 other children, as well as dealing with Jack’s treatment and all of his highs and lows. Jack’s parents don’t have the access to health insurance as many families in the USA would and they don’t have the free care of the NHS in the UK so every cent of Jack’s treatment and care must be met by them. Jack’s parents meet all of the family’s other expenses out of their pocket.
Please can you send a card for sale to help, each of us who donates a card for sale may well HELP SAVE JACK’S LIFE. The cards are sold to help pay for Jack’s treatment in America.
My goal has always been to help Jack by reaching out to others who can help. Starting an appeal for cards meant that so many people could multiply their donation from the cost of making the card to the amount raised from it’s sale, everyone who tells someone who donates for Jack helps to fund his life saving treatment. Please help to continue this chain of help and hope for his family by sending in some of your beautiful cards
You could help Jack by making cards of ANY design or nature, for Jack’s family to sell This is an appeal I began in England nearly 1 year ago, and the response was fantastic. What touches Jack’s family is the time and effort everyone puts into their contribution, and all of the notes of good wishes that accompany the cards.
For more information on the Jack Brown appeal visit www.jackbrownappeal.org
Also see him on the BBC news website http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6427685.stm
Jack will be able to return to the UK shortly for the first time since November, when he was rushed over to the USA with literally weeks to live, if the tumour growing in his brain remained untreated. He had been undergoing not only the treatment programme but brain surgery and radiotherapy. The Brown family still have to raise a lot of money for Jack's future treatment, and even one card will be gratefully received
Jack will have to return to the USA regularly and the cost of his treatment continues to grow, for now could you please send cards to his UK address
Should anyone else like to send cards, the address is :
[B]The Jack Brown Appeal
42 Bedford Avenue
Herts EN5 2EP[/B]