Jimmy’s SOS appeal for niece

FAMILY AFFAIR: Jimmy and Susie.
FAMILY AFFAIR: Jimmy and Susie.

A GLENROTHES man is appealing to townsfolk to help get a loved one potentially life saving medical treatment.

Jimmy Page is urging people to attend a fundraiser being held at the CISWO Club on Sunday as part of ongoing efforts to send his niece, Susie, to the United States where she ccould get access to pioneering assistance.

Forty year-old Susie, who used to work at Rach Opticians in the Kingdom Centre and lives in Ballingry, is suffering from cancer.

She has tumours on her lung and brain and while the NHS can treat the former, effective action to deal with the latter is only available at a hospital in Texas, which uses a technique called anteneoplaston, a type of gene therapy.

Events held so far as part of the ‘Save Our Susie’ campaign have included sponsored walks, can collections, and race, bingo and 1980s theme nights, and thousands of pounds have been raised toward the cost of a trip across the Atlantic for initial tests of her genes to see if she is suitable for the treatment.

Jimmy said: “The events have raised thousands of pounds so far and the CISWO show is the latest attempt to get enough money together to send her to the Burzinski Hospital in Houston for treatment for her brain cancer.

“They have a great record in the treatment of this cancer and can save her life.

“She’s a great lass and people have been pulling out all the stops for her.

“I have written to all the big hitters in terms of charity, but they obviously are getting appeals from all over the country from people with different needs .

“But if local people can help us out, that would be fantastic, because the initial tests alone would cost around £8-10,000 and the entire treatment is well in excess of that amount” added Jimmy who lives in Rimbleton’s Broom Road.

Sunday’s show runs from 2.30-9p.m.and features Elvis Presley and Meatloaf tribute acts, keyboard player Gordon Wilson, local singers and a variety of other entertainment.

Tickets, available on the door, cost £7, and the price includes a buffet and four free drinks.

Donations in aid of the appeal for Susie Page can also be made online at the charitable website: www.justgiving.co.uk/saveoursusie