Dave, a community activist from West Yorkshire, is fighting acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) and needs your help. He loves long-distance walking and wild camping, especially in Scotland.
Dave's battle with acute myeloid leukaemia
Em, Dave's partner and best friend, describes his journey so far. "Just before Christmas last year, Dave’s unusual tiredness was explained when he was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia. He was rushed into hospital on the Winter Solstice and has been cared for wonderfully by the staff at the hospital for the last seven months.
Being in hospital didn’t stop Dave booking the entertainment for award winning eco-festival The Green Gathering – and much to our amazement, by early August, Dave was just about well enough to attend the Gathering, where he had chance to see friends and enjoy the company and art of the performers he’d programmed.
Dave’s still fighting leukaemia. The consultants at the hospital say he urgently needs a blood stem cell transplant.
Dave is generous, supportive, open-minded, big-hearted and community-focused. If he ruled the world we’d be living in a caring, co-operative, inclusive, diversity-welcoming utopia… with a great soundtrack and compulsory dancing.”
Dave's current treatment
Dave is currently recovering from his third round of chemotherapy and now requires a blood stem cell transplant as his best chance to survive. A match has not been found within Dave’s family and the search is on to find a match from an unrelated donor with a similar DNA.