A man diagnosed with terminal cancer has been given the all clear after treatment in the US.
- Watch Mike and Kate Brandon's story here:
Mike and Kate Brandon, from Bristol, raised over £450,000 for last-hope T-Cell therapy abroad.
The 32-year-old's latest biopsy results have come back all clear for the second time since he began treatment.
They have now said they plan to help other patients and their families have some financial support once T-Cell Therapy is available in the UK.
The couple have started a new campaign called #Donate4TCells to help those like Mike who are facing a terminal diagnosis and "have no other hope".
After being told that there were no medical options left available in the UK, Kate Brandon had just two weeks to raise £400,000 so her husband Mike could fly to the US and participate in a clinical trial using his own T cells at the University of Pennsylvania’s Abramson Cancer Center.
Thanks to generous donors, Kate raised the money for the treatment and couple were ecstatic with the results.
When launching the GoFundMe campaign to raise funds, Kate also released a heartfelt video asking people to share his story and donate to the cause.
The appeal touched the heart of the nation, became an instant online sensation and the life-saving, six-figure, sum was raised in a matter of days.
The therapy Mike received works by genetically modified T-cells harnessing the body’s own immune system, using it to recognise and fight leukaemic cells in the body.
The Brandons say the treatment has shown extraordinary results in the USA, particularly when treating Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL).
Sarah Talbot-Williams, from Above and Beyond, said: "To see Kate and Mike doing so well is absolutely fantastic and we couldn’t be happier to have them back in Bristol.
"It’s often the little things that make the biggest difference to patient experience, and that’s exactly what Kate and Mike’s new #Donate4TCells fund will do; take away the everyday worries so patients and families can concentrate on their treatment and spending precious time with their loved ones."