Fund raising began and generosity was again overwhelming (again emotional typing this, this is how much that money, that treatment has helped) and people were printing my awareness raising leaflets by the THOUSANDS for free and money was coming in from friends and family, friends of family that I had never met and I am happy to say that through fund raising and generous donations we reached our goal and I arranged, through contact given to me by the British Dupuytren's Society, to see Dr Shaffer in Guildford to see if I could get radiotherapy. The short story is I could and I did and I posted in depth about it on the blog and suddenly the attention on the blog soared, growing exponentially in May, June and July and getting thousands upon thousands of views.
Recently I made my way back to the badminton court only 4 months after barely being able to walk and you know what I had no pain from the lump at all, none, this was also the same day that the British Dupuytren's Society asked me to become one of their trustees which is something I am hoping to do long term and hopefully we can all make a difference. Now the blog gets in the region of 5000 page views a month, reaching over 35,000 this year with the 30,000+ of those coming since March.
Don't forget that you can all help by donating your stories with these conditions or money to the BDS, by clicking the +1 Google button near the top on the right hand side, going to the Facebook page and hitting like, following on Twitter or leaving a comment here / e-mailing me, all are appreciated.