52 Lives

#184 Emma and Tony

Request: Donations / Gift cards for groceries / Raffles prizes

This week, we’d like to do something kind for Emma and Tony from Warrington, who are going through such a difficult time.

Five years ago, Tony found out that he had a brain tumour. He underwent emergency surgery to remove as much of the tumour as possible. Tony reacted badly to surgery – he was left temporarily paralysed down one side, and he struggled for a long time with even the simplest of tasks. He still has problems with one of his hands as well as memory problems.

Tony’s wife, Emma, has been taking care of him and the four children, while holding down a full-time job – all while dealing with her own medical problems. Emma needs a hip replacement and is in pain on a daily basis. She was due to have her surgery this year.

But Tony and Emma have just been hit with the devastating news that Tony’s brain tumour has grown back. He now faces 6 weeks of radiotherapy and 12 months of chemo.

Emma’s surgery has been put on hold, as she needs to look after Tony and the they also can’t afford for her to have extended time off work.

Emma and Tony were nominated by some close friends who have been trying to do everything they can to help them. They said “Quite simply, they are selfless, decent, honest, hardworking people who through no fault of their own have found themselves in an awful situation. Watching the struggle they are currently enduring daily is truly heartbreaking."

With your help, we'd like to do something kind for them. 

What We Need

1. Donations: We'd like to help cover some of the family's living expenses to take some of the pressure off Emma and Tony. And we'd also like to pay for some repairs that needs to be made to their boiler. 100% of what you give will be used to help this family. To make a donation, please click the link below.

2. Gift cards for groceries (preferably ASDA): If you'd like to donate a gift card to help cover their food bills for a little while, they can be posted to: 52 Lives (Life # 184), PO Box 3154, Reading, RG1 9AT or if you choose to buy an e-gift card, they can be emailed to admin@52-lives.org.  Emma and Tony usually shop in ASDA, so they would be the best vouchers if possible (although ASDA doesn't sell gift cards online so they would need to be bought in your local store or online from Voucher Express  - if you buy from Voucher Express, please be aware they charge for delivery and you will also have to give a delivery name - please use my name - Jaime Thurston)

3. Raffle prizes: Some of Emma and Tony's friends in the local community are holding a raffle to try to raise some extra funds to help them. If you (or your company) would like to donate a prize, please fill in the form below and let us know. 

4. Messages: To send a kind message to Emma and Tony, please either write your message in the form below (we will pass it along to them but we keep your email address private) or you can post a message to 52 Lives (Life # 184), PO Box 3154, Reading, RG1 9AT.

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