Gravesend Father Faces Inoperable Brain Tumour, Childhood Friend Launches Fundraiser for Lasting Family Memories

Gravesend Father Battling Inoperable Brain Tumour Hopes Fundraiser Will Create Lasting Family Memories

John Rendle, a devoted father from Gravesend, has been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour and is determined to make the most of the time he has left with his family. His childhood friend, Damien Clarkson, has set up a fundraiser in his name to help create lasting memories for John, his wife, and their two young children.

At just 39 years old, John has already faced a series of challenges since his diagnosis last year. He first realized something was wrong when he had a seizure in the middle of the night and was rushed to the hospital. After being referred to King’s College Hospital in London, he was diagnosed with an anaplastic astrocytoma grade three brain tumour, which was mostly inoperable due to its location.

Since then, John has undergone three major surgeries, including one on Christmas Day, after developing complications from his initial operation. This has left him with limited time and energy to spend with his wife and children, Ollie and Emilia.

In addition to battling his illness, John has also had to deal with unexpected financial difficulties. Shortly before his seizure, he had changed insurance companies, but when the new company found out about his condition, they refused to pay out on his critical life cover and cancelled his wife’s insurance policy as well. This has left the family without much-needed financial support during this difficult time.

Furthermore, John recently discovered significant structural damage to his home, which is expected to cost up to £50,000 to repair. He has been fighting with his insurance company to cover the costs, but they have only agreed to pay £8,000 so far. With his limited time, John is desperate to ensure his wife is not left with a mortgage she cannot sell due to the house’s issues.

When his childhood friend, Damien, heard about John’s struggles, he knew he had to do something to help. They have been friends for 37 years, and Damien has set up a gofundme page to raise £50,000 to help John and his family create lasting memories together.

John and Damien have been through so much together, from attending the same primary and secondary schools to playing football together. Despite John’s diagnosis, he has still been able to participate in charity fundraising walks, raising over £5,000 for The Brain Tumour Charity.

If you would like to support John and his family, you can donate to the gofundme page set up by Damien. Every donation will help them create special memories that will last a lifetime.

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