Son of blood most cancers physician who’s battling the illness himself set for 300-mile cycle

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23-year-old medical scholar Faheez Shafeek from Bournville, Birmingham, is making ready to cycle 300 miles from London to Paris to lift funds for Treatment Leukaemia in help of his father Dr Salim Shafeek.

Dr Shafeek, who’s the Medical Director of Haematology and Oncology at Worcestershire Royal Hospital, was just lately recognized with myeloma, a type of blood most cancers, and is receiving remedy on the Centre for Medical Haematology at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital, a centre supported by Treatment Leukaemia.

Sufferers and workers at Worcestershire Royal have already rallied round their colleague elevating over £12,000 from a current stroll within the Malvern Hills and now Dr Shafeek’s son will make his contribution by taking over Treatment Leukaemia’s close-road experience from 12-15 September, which occurs to be Blood Most cancers Consciousness Month.

Faheez research at King’s School Hospital in London which is able to obtain funding from Treatment Leukaemia for a specialist analysis nurse as a member of the Trials Acceleration Programme (TAP) community from January 2020. Faheez appeared destined for a medical profession from a younger age.

Faheez mentioned:

“Medication runs within the household with my father and grandfather each spending most of their lives treating blood most cancers sufferers nonetheless I by no means anticipated that this illness would instantly have an effect on my father and his analysis got here as an important shock to the household. Once I heard it felt like my life was turned the wrong way up.

“Fortunately, my dad has responded nicely to remedy and after I heard concerning the alternative to cycle from London to Paris for Treatment Leukaemia I used to be solely too blissful to do my bit to assist.”

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Dr Shafeek has labored at Worcestershire Royal Hospital for 17 years and was the primary advisor that former England footballer and Treatment Leukaemia Patron Geoff Thomas noticed when he was recognized with persistent myeloid leukaemia in 2003.

Geoff mentioned:

“I won’t be right here as we speak if it was not for Dr Shafeek who shortly recognised the severity of my sickness and referred me to Professor Charlie Craddock CBE in Birmingham. He has helped so many sufferers through the years and I’m certain each single one among them would wish to want him all the perfect in his remedy and hopefully a full and swift restoration.

“I’m so happy that Faheez is signed up for London to Paris, I’m certain he can be nice as he appears to be like like a really competent bike owner who has age on his facet! I’m actually trying ahead to using alongside him into Paris in Blood Most cancers Consciousness Month.”

Faheez continued:

“I’ve at all times had an curiosity in biking and I’m an infinite fan of the game. I’d say that I’m a reliable bike owner however sadly I don’t have the possibility to experience an excessive amount of in London as my bike retains getting stolen so I’m actually excited to participate on this occasion.”

Dr Shafeek, who’s receiving remedy from Dr Mark Prepare dinner and Treatment Leukaemia Trustee Professor Man Pratt on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, is now in full remission after a stem cell transplant and intends to return to work in September.

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He mentioned:

“I’m very proud that my son can be participating on this unbelievable occasion alongside my good good friend Geoff Thomas and lots of others dedicated to elevating funds to fight this illness. I do know that every one funds raised will go in direction of making certain increasingly sufferers proceed to be linked with remedies for blood most cancers which can be at the moment not accessible to them.

“It’s becoming that this occasion takes place and I’ll return to work in Blood Most cancers Consciousness Month and I hope individuals will get behind Faheez and assist him increase as many funds as doable for this nice charity.”

Faheez will start his 300-mile experience when the crew units off from Greenwich Park within the morning on Thursday 12th September.

He continued:

“I’m excited to participate however I do know the significance of each penny raised for this charity so I hope individuals will help my fundraising all the way in which to Paris. I’m certain will probably be very emotional using into Paris on the 15th September and my dad will definitely be on the entrance of my thoughts at that particular time.”

To make a donation to Faheez please click on right here.

 

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