Lisa Lungley is saddling up for the London to Brighton cycle ride on Sunday 11th September to show support for her brother-in-law Joe Lungley, who is suffering from an incurable brain tumour
Lisa Takes On Charity Bike Ride Challenge After Brain Tumour Shock
A Suffolk veterinary nurse is saddling up to cycle from London to Brighton in support of her brother-in-law who is suffering from an incurable brain tumour.
Lisa Lungley, deputy night nurse manager at Dick White Referrals (DWR) in Cambridgeshire, is taking on the 54-mile fundraising ride on Sunday 11th September to support the Brain Tumour Charity.
Lisa, who lives in Boxted, near Bury St Edmunds, says Joe Lungley’s shock diagnosis has had a devastating impact on the family and she’s determined to raise as much as she can to help fund more research.
Lisa, 38, said: “In March 2021, Joe went off to work as normal, but later that day he suffered his first seizure.
“After initially being told it was most likely epilepsy, he then suffered more seizures and was sent for further investigations, which showed that it was not epilepsy but a brain tumour.
“He underwent two exploratory surgeries of his brain and was devastatingly diagnosed with an aggressive, inoperable tumour which could not be cured.
“Joe then underwent chemotherapy and radiation treatment, only to find out that the tumour had still grown.
“He has since had his chemo changed and the encouraging news is that, although the tumour hasn’t shrunk, it’s not growing.”
Lisa is full of admiration for the way Joe and his wife Paula, who is also a night nurse at DWR, have faced his diagnosis.
She said: “Last March they gave Joe just 18 months to live, but he’s already outlived that and is still fighting hard.
“We’re all supporting Joe and Paula as much as we can and I thought doing the bike ride in aid of the Brain Tumour Charity was another way I could contribute.
“I want to raise as much money as I can to help other people in Joe’s position. If I can do the bike ride in just over five hours and raise £500, I will be happy.
“There is still so much which isn’t known about these aggressive tumours - so the more we can raise, the more money they can put into their research.”
The Brain Tumour Charity is the world’s leading brain tumour charity and the largest dedicated funder of research into brain tumours globally.
The charity is committed to saving and improving the lives of people affected by a brain tumour and is focused on finding new treatments and offering the highest level of support to sufferers.
To sponsor Lisa, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lisa-lungley2
For more information on the Brain Tumour Charity, visit www.thebraintumourcharity.org
For more information on Dick White Referrals, visit www.dickwhitereferrals.com or search for Dick White Referrals on social media.
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