Luton carer 'lost everything' while cancer treatment delayed due to Covid-19

Friends and family are fundraising to help a Luton man get back on his feet after a battle with bowel cancer.

By Stewart Carr
Monday, 7th September 2020, 5:47 pm
Updated Monday, 7th September 2020, 5:48 pm

41-year-old carer Christopher Itoje "lost everything" when he was diagnosed with cancer last year

A large portion of his bowel was removed in August 2019 and he endured delays with chemotherapy due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

He has been in hospital since July after having his fourth major operation on his stomach, and is now unable to sleep, eat or drink without discomfort.

Christopher Itoje is pleading for support

Friend Felicity Black said: "Chris was a carer but being in and out of hospital means he is unable to work leading him to lose everything and until a few weeks ago, he was homeless.

"The council has found him a home but he needs help to begin to get back on his feet.

"He hopes that when he recovers from his surgeries and completes his prescribed chemotherapy, he can begin to work once more.

"However, with no family and his frequency of hospital treatment means he currently needs a lot of financial help to live."

To see the fundraiser, visit here.