Ilkeston dad is ‘doing well’ following major surgery to blast cancer

Jamie Cragg 29 has been diagnosed with terminal colan cancer. Family and friends are fundraising for him, including his sister Michelle Green, pictured here with him.
Jamie Cragg 29 has been diagnosed with terminal colan cancer. Family and friends are fundraising for him, including his sister Michelle Green, pictured here with him.

An Ilkeston dad is recovering well from major surgery aimed at ridding his body of cancer .

Jamie Cragg, 30, from Cotmanhay, was diagnosed with bowel cancer last year.

At the time doctors told him it was terminal and he would be unlikely to be considered for a treatment called Hipec - carried out on the NHS on some cancer sufferers following months of chemotherapy . A fundraising drive then began to raise the money in order for the family to pay for it themselves.

However, a few weeks ago, in a twist of fate, Jamie was told he could have the surgery at Christie Hospital in Manchester. Speaking to the ‘Tiser ahead of the treatment he said he felt it was his only option.

This week, Tony Ayling, the father of Jamie’s bride-to-be Lisa, said: “The surgery went well and he has been told that they have got all of the cancer. As far as we are concerned it was successful - we couldn’t have hoped for better.

“We went to see him on Monday and he seems alright but was exhausted.”

Jamie will remain in hospital for a number of weeks to recover. He plans to marry his fiancée Lisa in August.