Jeremy Atkin’s life changed when he least expected it. A few weeks ago, this father of a family left his home in Sussex to spend a few days in London. With his two daughters and his nephew, he traveled to the British capital to attend a Coldplay concert. But while enjoying a cup of tea in a hotel, he collapsed. The 58-year-old bricklayer was quickly rushed to hospital, where doctors gave him a terrible diagnosis. By doing examinations, they indeed discovered that Jeremy Atkin was suffering from a huge brain tumor, as reported by The Liverpool Echo.

The father of the family was able to undergo surgery for this stage 4 cancer, glioblastoma (the most common brain cancer in adults), and the tumor was removed. But despite strong treatment, his life expectancy is now very short. According to those close to him, Jeremy Atkin should only have 12 to 18 months to live. “It’s scary because the doctors said this tumor is the most aggressive type of tumor you can have,” said her 25-year-old daughter, Jade. “They said it’s the least receptive cancer in terms of treatment, so it’s unfortunate. What’s really frustrating is that my dad is such a fit and healthy man. He was fine and there were no signs that he was going to recover. collapse like that.”

His family opens an online kitty

The 50-year-old from Liverpool has suffered multiple lung clots since his cancer diagnosis, which has weakened his body and delayed treatment for the disease. “If his oxygen levels don’t improve, he will only be able to get three weeks of treatment, his daughter warns. Doctors said it usually prolongs life by 12-18 months when we had to prepare a lot shorter if he received only three weeks of treatment.” To fund Jeremy Atkin’s care at the London Oncology Clinic, his family opened an online fundraiser. His relatives wrote: “My father has been made aware of his illness, but due to his condition he does not understand the seriousness of the situation”.

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