Stuart Singleton, aka DJ Slug, a Preston-based entertainer, has been hosting disco nights for charity throughout the pandemic to lift people’s spirits.Advertisement
This weekend though, the disco night is taking on a whole new meaning as he plans to raise money for a close family friend’s little girl.
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Phoebe Carter-Darwen was recently diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer, after complaining of pain in her right leg.
Initially, doctors diagnosed her with ‘growing pains’ as there were no face to face appointments available due to the pandemic.
When Phoebe started to walk with a limp, her parents spoke with their GP again, and in November 2020, completely out of the blue, her parents received a phone call from the Specialist Rehabilitation Centre in Preston to say Phoebe had been referred to the GP to be fitted for insoles as they suspected her leg pains were down to flat feet.
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This was the first Phoebe’s family had heard of this, but they were relieved she was finally about to see someone face to face.
Phoebe was seen by a physiotherapist who immediately dismissed flat and called for a consultant.
The consultant had examined Phoebe and asked her to go for x-ray. The consultant explained there was heat coming from where she was experiencing leg pain and it needed to be investigated further.
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Shortly after, Phoebe was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare and aggressive type of bone cancer.
She began chemotherapy in December 2020, and will shortly begin extensive limb salvage surgery, followed by another 18 weeks minimum of chemotherapy.
At the end of her treatment, she will undergo further surgery to remove the tumours which have spread to her lungs.
DJ Slug is raising funds this Saturday, 29 January for this brave girl, with the hope of raising funds for Bone Cancer Research.
There will be a text code available throughout the show, but if you would like to donate, click here.
To watch the show on Saturday night at 5:45pm, click here.
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