Stage Four Bowel Cancer: Former IQ Magazine News Editor Jon Chapple Launches GoFundMe
Jon Chapple, former news editor for London-based live industry publication IQ Magazine of seven years, has launched a GoFundMe page to raise money, which will go towards combating stage-four bowel cancer.
Jon was on the frontline of IQ’s news writing throughout the pandemic, leading a small team to get as much information out to the live business through such a critical period.
During that time, a procedure to remove a pre-cancerous polyp, after being initially misdiagnosed, was delayed for two years due to the lockdowns. By the time Jon finally had the appointment in January 2022, doctors found bowel/colorectal cancer that had spread to his liver.
Jon is 34, with a young wife, and he should have his life ahead of him. Instead he has faced five rounds of radiotherapy, 14 rounds of chemotherapy, and surgery to remove half of his liver since the diagnosis two years ago.
Since the UK’s national health service NHS is unwilling to perform any further operations, it leavs Jon with nothing but chemotherapy.
There’s a cancer vaccine treatment available in Germany, which is said to have a 60% success rate. Jon’s doctor in the UK has told him that this treatment was the future of cancer care, but that it wouldn’t be available from the NHS for years.
So, Jon is trying to raise the funds, £75,000 in total to be treated privately on his GoFundMe page, which you can reach here.
Jon has shared his journey on IQ Magazine. Please take the time to read his story, if you need more convincing to donate.