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Fundraising appeal launched for Tallaght man who needs cancer drug

Brian Slattery
Brian Slattery

A Tallaght family is looking for community support to raise money for their brother who needs up to €140,000 for a cancer drug which could significantly aid his recovery.

Brian Slattery was diagnosed with Metastatic Colorectal Cancer in July 2016, at just 28-years-of-age.

The Bank of Ireland worker had radiation and chemotherapy, followed by a bowel resection surgery to remove the tumour.

The surgery was a success, however earlier this year Brian began to show signs that the cancer had returned.

He is currently undergoing chemo, but his oncology consultant has said that this new medication is the last resort.

Brian’s family is fundraising to raise enough money to secure the use of a drug called Pembrolizumab, which is currently unavailable in Ireland.

Brian’s Gofundme page has reached €47k at the time of this article being written and you can visit and donate to Brian’s cause HERE

At the bottom of the Gofundme page Brian's family has written: 

It is with sincere gratitude and appreciation that we accept any donation you make. In the event that we raise a surplus or if for some reason this fundraiser is deemed no longer necessary, we can assure you that all donations will go to the Irish Cancer Society.