In Sunday’s drunken post-Six Nations sulk I wrote even more crassly and ill-advisedly than usual. Something about sport or reality hurting or something.

Put next to the correspondence I received via Twitter from a chum of mine back home (Hello Roachy!) it reads embarrassingly flippant. I’d like to draw your attention to a friend of Roachy’s Steve John. Steve’s son Sam is in need of our help.

Sam’s story is tragic. Aged nine he was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Now, aged sixteen, the tumour has grown even more dangerous.
Sam is very ill.The specialised surgery Sam needs is mostly unavailable in the UK and as a result it appears increasingly likely Sam’s family will have to raise money to pay for this life saving surgery.
The proton beam therapy is likely to cost between £100,000 and £200,000.
Steve has set up a website http://www.thinkingshrinking.co.uk/ and is in the process of organising, with his wife Julie, a series of fundraising events in order to pay for this important operation.

Listed below are the links to the Facebook and Twitter pages plus a series of articles with more information on Sam’s battle.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mission-for-Sam-Lets-make-it-happen/119163168271721?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Thinkingshrinking/174640352683412

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mission-for-Sam-Lets-make-it-happen/119163168271721?fref=ts

https://twitter.com/Thinkshrinking

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-21798838

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2293337/Desperate-family-appeals-urgent-help-raising-200-000-needed-allow-son-chance-cancer-treatment-U-S.html

http://www.thinkingshrinking.co.uk/

Please support Sam and his family. Most of us remember fondly our teenage years. Lets get behind Sam and his family and give Sam back his.

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