This YouTuber is cycling 1000 miles from England to Scotland
Written by Vitalize Radio on 3rd July 2020
This YouTuber is cycling from ENGLAND to SCOTLAND for a very good reason.
YouTuber Ally Law is known online for climbing buildings and structures around the world as well as taking part in overnight challenges.
On YouTube, Ally has more than 3.16M subscribers where he regularly shares video content.
On Sunday 28th June 2020, Ally posted a tweet announcing his plans to cycle from England to Scotland.
Ally has decided to cycle 1000+ miles after he was sent a story on Twitter where he was asked to retweet to show his support. He then looked further into the story and said “I felt like I could, should & would do more than just a simple retweet.“
Stan is just 2 years old & has had Leukaemia since he was just 16 months old. After treatment in the UK, Stan was back at home with his family & everything was going good until the Leukaemia sadly returned on the 8th June 2020. The NHS & doctors have said there is no other treatment for him in the UK & their only hope is getting Stan to Singapore for treatment.
The minimum amount needed for the treatment is £500,000 & the family will also have to move to the other side of the world for one year.
To help raise funds for Stans treatment, Ally has decided to ride from Land’s End to John o’ Groats by bicycle. His challenge started on 29th June 2020.
I have absolutely no training, I’m going to be sleeping with a £9.99 hammock in bushes on the roadside along the way & just absolutely pushing through everyday for Stan, I posted online about doing this route & I got so many messages that it wasn’t possible without 6+ months of training but I’m going to aim to cover 100 miles per day & Complete it in 10 days, I want to do this to raise as much money to contribute to the £500,000 for Stan.
Stans parents said:
On 7th March 2019 we were given the devastating news that our beautiful son, Stanley, had leukaemia, he was just 16 months old. We were taken by emergency ambulance to Newcastle RVI. After further tests we were told he had T-CELL Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. We were told he was so poorly they didn’t know if he would survive the weekend. He had a chest tumour also and couldn’t be put to sleep to have a central line inserted so they had to insert a triple groin line while he was awake as he urgently needed to start his chemotherapy. He was in intensive care for a couple of days and then transferred back to the ward.
He seemed to be doing well but every time we had a bone marrow aspirate the results weren’t what we wanted to hear; his leukaemia was proving hard to get control of; no signs of remission. After lots of different chemo therapies we got to where we wanted to be and on the 9th August 2019 we had our first transplant.
On 2nd October, while we were still on the bubble unit, we were given the heartbreaking news that Stan had relapsed. The palliative care team were brought to meet us and we were told to take him home and make memories. The worst news any parent could ever hear. This was the worst weekend of our lives , desperate in our situation to find some hope for our son, and our 3 year old daughter, Delilah’s, little brother.
Thankfully, our wonderful consultant, contacted us to say a company had agreed to give Stan a trial drug, a glimmer of hope in the darkest of days. Amazingly, this drug appeared to get his leukaemia under control which made him eligible for a second transplant. This went ahead on 20th December 2019. Following the transplant he had a really bad reaction (GVHD), other than this, things were looking good, and, our prayers were answered, we got to go home on 7th February to be a family of four again.
Everything seemed to be going great, but on 8th of June 2020 we were given the devastating news the leukaemia had returned. We’d always worried about relapse but this still came as a massive blow as Stanley had been so well, enjoying being home and playing with his big sister Delilah. We have been told there is no other treatment here in the UK and our only hope is getting Stan to Singapore for treatment. However, the cost of this is way way beyond our limits, a minimum of £500,000.00 is needed up front before they will accept Stan for the life saving treatment he needs. This is why we need your help as we are desperate to save our little boy.
Stanley has been so strong throughout everything, this is his only chance and we have to try to SAVE OUR SON. Please support us in trying to raise these funds as quickly as possible. If we managed to raise more than we need any other monies would go to fund research or to help other families that need to explore other treatment options for their poorly children. SOS – Save Our Stan!
Georgia, Lee, Delilah and Stan
As of 19:00 on Friday 3rd July, almost £19,000 of the initial £30,000 target has been raised by donations to Ally’s crowdfunding page on JustGiving.
To find out more, and to make a donation visit https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/rideforstan