A Fulwood man’s cancer battle has been featured as part of a TV show about the cost of private treatments.Advertisement
Glendon Snape, 51, was diagnosed with stage four glioblastoma brain cancer in March last year.
He had been married for six weeks previous to the diagnosis to the love of his life Kate and has four children.
A company directory, Glendon has begun self-financing his cancer treatments as more experimental drugs and options are not available on the NHS.
He makes an appearance on BBC show Hospital which focuses on the gap between what the NHS will pay for, and the eye-watering sums patients are paying privately to get the latest treatments.
Glen said: “I have gone from a happy, healthy fifty one year old man in the prime of my life, to death’s door, it seemed I’d run out of time.
“Amazingly four days unconscious without eating or drinking I did regain consciousness. I wasn’t giving up.
“Out of NHS options, I have begun treatment at Charing Cross Hospital, self funding immunology treatments, and I had my third surgery in April this year.
“The total treatment expense is an unknown, I’m not a millionaire.
“I’m always amazed at the kindness, care and concern shown to me by others and I am eternally grateful for any help.”
A Justgiving page has been launched to help support Glendon’s cancer battle – as he needs £48,000 to afford immunology drugs, which are not available on the NHS.
You can see Glendon’s story on the BBC iPlayer as part to the Hospital, shown on Tuesday 27 June on BBC2.