It was supposed to be a routine doctor's visit...
Des had gone to the hospital for some blood tests on his varicose veins, thinking it was going to be a simple procedure. Tragically, he couldn’t have been any more wrong.
When the results came back, the doctors told him he had leukaemia.
Des was shocked, confused, disorientated. His mind was racing with questions. “Do I have much more time left with family? Will I ever meet my grandchildren?”
When Des stopped responding to treatment, he took part in a clinical trial. Now fully recovered, he has been able to experience some of life’s precious milestones – like walking Jessica down the aisle, and being a grandfather to her two boys.
Please give generously to ensure more people can access clinical trials and survive to celebrate special moments with their families.