MARK FARREN CANCER BATTLE: HOW YOU CAN HELP

first_imgFinn Harps Kevin McHugh with Mark Farren at a fundraiser last year Pic by Joe Boland.Former Derry City star Mark Farren is facing a new battle – and you can help.Surgeons have removed 80 to 90 per cent of a tumour in his latest operation, but the procedure has had an effect on the 33-year-old Donegal native’s speech and mobility.The biopsy that followed has indicated that the tumour is a grade four, which means it’s highly aggressive. Farren is seeking medical assistance from an elite cancer centre in Germany and the six-week treatment programme, which costs approximately €30,000, is seen as his best chance of saving or at least prolonging his life.“After six years of fighting against a life-threatening condition, Derry City legend Mark Farren needs your help,” said his family in a statement.“Mark’s third surgery took place a month ago and surgeons removed 80-90% of a tumour. The invasive nature of the tumour has had a stunting effect on his speech and mobility. The biopsy which followed has indicated that the tumour is a grade 4, meaning it’s highly aggressive.“Being no stranger to thinking outside the box, Mark is seeking medical assistance from an elite cancer centre in Germany. The six week treatment programme is his best chance of saving or at least prolonging his life. Treatment will cost approximately €30,000. “This is the one goal with which Mark needs our help and any contribution is greatly appreciated.“Over the coming weeks there will be a number of fundraising activities led by Mark’s former team mates Kevin McHugh, Ruaidhri Higgins and Ciaran Martyn, along with PFA Ireland and other sporting bodies, including Mark’s former clubs Derry City and Glenavon.”Farren scored more than a goal a game in a prolific nine year spell with the Foylesiders, eventually surpassing Liam Coyle’s club record of 113 goals.He was named the PFAI’s Player of the Year in 2005 and although he retired from the game in May 2011 after he was diagnosed with a tumour, he returned to the Derry squad the following September before joining Glenavon early in 2013.Please help him:  €2,000 has already been raised. You can donate here:http://gogetfunding.com/project/mark-farrens-treatment-fundMARK FARREN CANCER BATTLE: HOW YOU CAN HELP was last modified: May 2nd, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:appealfundraiserMark Farrenlast_img

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