A message from the founder of Rob’sARTTT
Rob Holland

robJust before my 15th birthday (Mother’s Day), I was taken into hospital. Previously, I had been back and forth to hospital and been diagnosed with different problems, food poisoning, gastroenteritis, a hernia and IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome).

On my last visit, the doctor noticed that my prostate gland was swollen and I was finally admitted for further investigation. After a number of blood tests and scans, they noticed several tumours in my abdomen. I was transferred to The John Radcliffe Children’s Hospital in Oxford, where the Consultants confirmed I had the rare cancer, (DSRCT).

I had 5 courses of chemo, which made me feel really sick, and I lost 3 stone in weight. I was fed with a feeding tube straight into my abdomen, to help maintain my weight. All this was to no avail, as the chemo had little or no affect on the tumours, that were later to take my life.

My aim is to raise awareness of this rare Cancer and to fund research into the disease. I hope to help save lives or at least give others a longer and better quality of life. I also hope to ensure that other teenagers know about this rare and very agressive disease.   Rob 9/5/92 – 4/9/07

THANK YOU FOR READING THIS!!!

For information about DSRCT please click here.

 
Please see our Links page for stories of other brave people who have lost their lives to DSRCT.
 
 

ROBSARTTT TOTAL OF MONIES RAISED:

£265,584.45

UPDATED  15th Jan 2019 @ 19:10

1 week ago

We raised £189.33 in Sainsburys High Wycombe over the weekend . Thank you to the public for all your support and funding.

1 week ago

Come and support RobsARTTT in Sainsburys today .

1 week ago

HGSS are holding another Art Fest. stall holders wanted!! please email to register your pitch. Details on the poster...

1 week ago

we're in Sainsbury's high Wycombe today and tomorrow...

2 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind donations from customers of Vets4Pets Wycombe Marsh for popping money into our charity tin, raising £17.56

3 weeks ago
Photos from RobsARTTT's post

What a fantastic evening at BINGO! raising £142!! Thank you for all your support. P.S. The cakes were a hit.

3 weeks ago

cakes ready for tonight bingo! Hope to see you all there.

1 month ago

This Sunday.... Bingo.. Hope to see you all there. 5.30pm start. at the Poets Corner, Shelley Road, Carver Hill.

1 month ago

Congratulations to Mr M. Rothery our 7th prize winner of the Tassimo Coffee Maker Happy New Year to you.

1 month ago

Congratulations to J. Smith our 9th prize winner of the Breville Blend Active. Happy New Year to you. Awarded by Julie Lurvey (pictured right).

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