Healthy gym going 28-year-old with 'back pain' diagnosed with cancer as fundraiser launched

A fundraiser has been set up for a 28-year-old from West Yorkshire who has been diagnosed with cancer after complaining of back pain.

Wednesday, 5th August 2020, 4:45 pm

Kieran Snowden, from Wakefield, attended hospital last week with what he believed was pain in his kidneys.

However, Kieran was given the devastating diagnosis that he instead had testicular cancer - which has spread to his lymph nodes.

Keen gym-goer Kieran is now due to start an intensive course of chemotherapy.

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Kieran Snowden

His friend Thomas Pearson has organised a GoFundMe fundraiser for Kieran.

An astonishing £6,300 has been raised in just a few days by his family, friends and others who have come across his story.

The GoFundMe post by Thomas read: "We are trying to raise money for a close friend who has recently been diagnosed with cancer at age 28.

"He went into hospital last week with what he thought was pain related to his kidneys and was diagnosed with testicular cancer.

"The day after he was diagnosed he went back to hospital for further tests to be completed to be told that unfortunately it has spread to his lymph nodes.

"He is starting treatment on Tuesday and has been told he will be in hospital until further notice.

"We are trying to raise funds to help Kieran and his partner whilst he will be off work as he has rent and bills to pay and we don’t know how long this will go on for.

"If there is anything you can donate, no matter how big or small, it will be a great help, thank you."

Almost 300 people had donated at time of writing.

One said: "Keep strong mate and stay positive! Wishing you all the best."

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Laura Collins