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National Foundation for Cancer Research's Fundraiser:

In loving memory of Bruce Morris

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THE STORY:

Bruce Morris was diagnosed with stage IV oesophageal cancer in September 2014, two weeks before his retirement. 3 years later on the early hours of the 11th of July 2017 the world lost another wonderful and gentle soul. Our father was incredibly stubborn and was not one to give up easily. After being diagnosed he underwent several intensive cycles of heavy chemotherapy. 7 months later results proved positive, tumours in his liver were erased and in May 2015 he accepted the chance of undergoing an oesophagectomy and a possible cure. 

The operation was a success but the recovery was a terrible struggle, he was unable to digest food properly and was left in agony after every meal. Despite this he kept on fighting and trying to enjoy everything he possibly could in life. In October he had his first scan after the operation only to be told that the cancer had returned to his liver. In spite of this Bruce fought on and started further rounds of chemotherapy. In December he felt he could do no more. He stopped treatment and spent 3 months trying more natural remedies. 

In March of 2016 he had another scan indicating that his liver had been taken over by tumours. He visited several different hospitals around Europe only to be told the same thing; that chemotherapy is the only thing to keep him going. Without it he would die within 3 months. Never one to give up he went back on chemo and when that proved not to work onto immunotherapy. He battled to stay alive for his family with grace, dignity and an incredible sense of humour. During his last days he still used up great energy to make a joke. 

Bruce was constantly looking up alternative medicines and further research in oesophageal stage IV cancer. If he stumbled across NFCR in his battle he would have without a doubt supported this cause to give all victims of this revolting disease a chance.  Support of NFCR through this memorial page will go 100% toward oesophageal and gastric cancer research.

We will forever love and miss our adoring husband, beautiful father and loyal friend who was taken from this world too soon and wanted to give so much back in his retirement.

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To This Fundraiser

$6,885

MONEY RAISED
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  • Saskia Thompson

    $50

  • Adam

     

  • Tranter family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • William G

    $100

  • Louise

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • The Burrows-Pym's.

    $50

  • Michaela & John

    $50

  • Gerald and Juliet

    $100

  • The Eliots.

    $50

  • Emma Kelton Hughes

    $50

  • Cees

    $50

  • Rhonda Wilkinson

    $50

  • Lawrence and Beate Marsh

    $100

  • St George's International School Luxembourg

    $50

  • Salah Gomri

    $50

  • Tom and Mon

    $100

  • Dany Lindé

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Robert Williams

    $25

  • Danie and Geoff

    $25

  • Paul Nijhuis

    $50

  • M-Th

    $25

  • Beverley and Steve Atkinson

     

  • Tony & Jacky Hegarty

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Sara & Grahame

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • stephanie malagnac

    $50

  • Mary & Martin

    $100

  • Geneviève

    $25

  • Helen and Paul Barker

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Michel

    $50

  • Richard Edwards & Antonia Morga

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Mariana Avelino

    $25

  • Petra & Frank

    $100

  • Etienne Dessaint

    $50

  • Catherine Murray

    $50

  • Janine Farley

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anon

    $25

  • Anne & Finbarr

    $100

  • Dorothy and Bertrand

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Marie-Claire Haux

    $50

  • Simon

    $50

  • Pat & Jeanette

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • George, Beccy, Alexander and Christopher

    $150

  • Françoise & Michael May

    $150

  • Jenny and Bob

    $25

  • Andrée Regnier

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Michael & Denise Forbes, Bermuda

    $100

  • Jean and Donald

    $100

  • Liss Moselund

    $100

  • Sakari,Marie-Paule and Bill

    $50

  • Blathnaid Rob & Family

    $100

  • With love from Becca, Jack, Eilidh, Katie, Nicky, Ciaran, Orla, Conor & Áin

    $150

  • Karen (Macdonald) Heaton

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • The Schofields

    $100

  • Anna-Liisa, Leila, Michele and Giovanni Distefano

    $100

  • Karen MacDonald-Humphries

    $25

  • Lucia

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Gudrun and Claude

    $100

  • Caroline Morris

    $50

  • Thomas Ferguson

    $10

  • Anne clAnne (Charity Weekend Live Stream)

    $1,700

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $6,885 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Anne Thiecke

Amount Raised

$1,700

Fundraiser Title

Morris Family

Amount Raised

$1,195

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stephanie malagnac

Amount Raised

$940

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Catherine Murray

Amount Raised

$450

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Janine Farley

Amount Raised

$175

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Beverley Burrows-pym

Amount Raised

$150

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Ton Eggen

Amount Raised

$125

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Anna-Liisa Maria

Amount Raised

$100

Donor Comments

Anne clAnne (Charity Weekend Live Stream)

Anne clAnne (Charity Weekend Live Stream)

DONATION: $1,700

2 months ago

Thomas Ferguson

Thomas Ferguson

DONATION: $10

Sorry to hear about the sad news Caroline :( My prayers are with you and your wonderful family <3 2 months ago

Caroline Morris

Caroline Morris

DONATION: $50

2 months ago

Gudrun and Claude

Gudrun and Claude

DONATION: $100

sad loss.... we miss Bruce 2 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Remembering fun times with Bruce in Bermuda. With love, Dave & Trish Symons 2 months ago

Lucia

Lucia

DONATION: $50

2 months ago

Karen MacDonald-Humphries

Karen MacDonald-Humphries

DONATION: $25

A fitting tribute. Thinking of you all 2 months ago

The Schofields

The Schofields

DONATION: $100

With love and thoughts from all of us - Jennifer, Robert, Hannah and Beatrice 2 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

2 months ago