Catering equipment supplier Sammic UK has put its weight behind an appeal to raise money for cutting edge cancer treatment for the son of its southern regional sales manager, Ritesh Mehdi Dadlani.
Ammaar Dadlani was originally diagnosed with bone cancer (osteosarcoma) in June 2018. He had to undergo several rounds of chemotherapy, as well as limb salvage surgery on his left leg in order to prevent amputation.
Unfortunately the cancer returned in July 2019, in the right collarbone, as a result of which Ammaar had to undergo two emergency surgeries, in September and October 2019 respectively.
But the cancer was relentless, and a PET scan carried out in November 2019 has highlighted several new tumours throughout his body. As a result, he will start chemotherapy again, continuing until end-March 2020.
However, his oncologist has expressed that the chemotherapy is only a short-term solution, and will not be able to cure the cancer, due to its highly aggressive nature. So his family have had no choice but to look for treatments elsewhere.
Sammic sales director John Lloyd explained: “They have been in touch with a number of clinics abroad, and thankfully there are a few clinics in the USA that can offer Ammaar ‘CAR-T cell immunotherapy’ which is understood to be one of the most innovative and effective treatments available for such cancers.
“However, it is very expensive, costing around USD$450,000 just for the treatment alone. Hence, they have had no choice but to create a fundraising page on the ‘GoFundMe’ website.”
The fundraising target has initially been set at £375,000. As of today (9 January) £70,840 has so far been donated. To add to that total, click here.