about us

You have to know where your coming from to know where you going! Not everyone makes it through the passage of cancer treatment, and with the memories of a loving son, nephew, friend, grandson and uncle we are awaken by the unexpected events of life. Dees Trust is a simple effort to help support a cause of which we all never expected. We are sure of what we are about now than in our time of distress, suffering, hoping and praying. We all wished and prayed even harder than before but was only comforted by the biblical words that God give's life and he takes it away.


We are raising funds and awareness to help fight Cancer and it causes of suffering to families and loved ones. Even if we don't reach some of the high goals we have set out we know one thing and that is from experience; the care and support to a sick son and there family can mean much more than we initially think. We the trustees have purposed to fight back this disease, but also its effects on families and friends. We hope that with our forth coming efforts we can make other lives feel enriched during their trying times of this diseases and the hopelessness it permeates.

Our Mission

To inspire before we expire!
Raising Awareness of neuroblastoma & making dreams come true.
Neuroblastoma (NB) is the most common extracranial solid cancer in childhood and the most common cancer in infancy,its a childhood cancer. It is the most common cancer diagnosed in the first year of life and accounts for around 15% of cancer deaths in children. Many of these symptoms are similar to those of other more common illnesses. Unless a parent or doctor discovers a lump, a diagnosis of neuroblastoma may not be initially considered. Neuroblastoma can spread to other parts of the body like the liver, bones and bone marrow, lungs, skin and brain.The long term survival rate for high risk neuroblastoma patients remains less than 40%, which is around half the average survival rate for childhood cancers


Neuroblasts are immature nerve cells found in unborn babies. Normal neuroblasts mature into nerve cells or adrenal medulla cells (cells found in the center of the adrenal gland). A neuroblast that does not mature properly can continue to grow, leading to neuroblastoma. However, babies are sometimes born with small clusters of neuroblasts that eventually mature into nerve cells and do not become cancer. Neuroblastoma develops most often in infants and children younger than five. It can form before the baby is born and can sometimes be found during a prenatal (before birth) ultrasound.

More information Can be found at http://www.macmillan.org.uk

 

Trustees

Hayley - sister
Rev Bryan Scot
Fred - Dad
Rose -  Mom

Tributes

Devante started his school career of life at West House Boys School, then going onto Stanville. He was a happy, bright lad and a charmer is the word that comes to mind, with a mischieveous grin and a very clever and witty sence of humour....

Read more fr Ms D. Fellowes Head Teacher

He was amazing right from the start (and so too was his mum) and spent so much time in hospital - a gentleman in a boy’s body, he had such a gentle nature, always calm, quiet and so very polite. He accepted each and every challenging step with such grace and maturity.

Read more fr Nurse Helen Queen

Devante was a very courageous young man who had to face challenges no young person can be prepared for, but he met the challenges without drama and with sense of humour even in the most difficult and sometimes painful times. The word that describe Devante best to me is `cool`

Read more fr Prof. Pamela Kearns