THE TRAGIC ARMSTRONG STORY

THE TRAGIC ARMSTRONG STORY

FOR THE FAMILY OF DALE ARMSTRONG WHO SADLY LOST HIS BATTLE [21•4•17] WITH THE CANCER THAT TOOK HIS BROTHER & MUM WITHIN 6 YRS :-(

£940 raised of £20,000 target 5 %
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This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by 11:27am 21st May 2017

WHAT IS THE AIM

To raise funds to support the family of Dale Armstrong [brother of Light Dragoon Wo2 Armstrong] who has been diagnosed with the same terminal cancer that ravaged his brother and mum.

HISTORY REPEATING ITSELF

6 years ago THE ARMSTRONG family were rocked by the terrible news that Grant [pictured right] was diagnosed with an extremely rare type of cancer which unfortunately was so aggressive that it would eventually take his life.

GRANT ARMSTRONG

Grant joined the British army after leaving school and dedicated all of his adult life to his career.  He served his country well and was awarded medals for operational tours of Bosnia, and Iraq.  Grant also was very lucky to survive a tour in Afghanistan where he came under effective enemy fire and was narrowly missed by incoming enemy fire.  After landing his dream job as a Wo2 he was sadly diagnosed with an extremely aggressive and rare type of cancer.   WIthin 12 months Wo2 Grant Armstrong was being laid to rest leaving his wife Donna and daughter Jessica [aged 2] behind.

PATRICIA ARMSTRONG

Pat and Jack [Grants parents] had to endure one of the most heartbreaking experiences of their lives in burying their youngest son with full military honours.  Sadly Pat was also diagnosed three years later [2013] with the same rare aggressive cancer and Jack had to say goodbye to the love of his life who's ashes lay metres from their son's memorial bench.  Patricia left behind her husband Jack,  oldest son Dale, and Daughter Lesley.

DALE ARMSTRONG

In November 2016 just 6 years after the first tragedy of losing his baby brother Grant, and 3 years after losing his beautiful mother Pat, Dale [pictured left] has now also been diagnosed with the same terrible rare cancer.  It is now March 2017 and the harsh reality behind this story is that Dale and his wife Tracey, and daughter Sharna do not know how much longer he has with us. SADLY DALE PASSED TODAY 21•4•17 RIP

DEALING WITH GRIEF

Losing his little brother hit Dale very hard, but he kept going, and he kept working to provide for his family, he was heartbroken.  Then after the loss of his mother which rocked the whole family Dale picked himself up, and again carried on working to provide.

WORKING CLASS FAMILY

Dale is from a working class family, they have met each day as it comes and been a very happy family but have never had the extra funds to cover luxuries like: life insurance, critical illness cover, or funeral plans.  The harsh reality is that they are feeling the loss of Dale's income and Tracy's income is also down as she is understandably caring for her husband.

ESSENTIAL OUTGOINGS

They are going through such a terrible time and the reality is that they don't even know how they can afford any extra costs never mind the cost of a funeral.

SILENT WORRIES OF A PROUD MIND

The bare truth here is that Dale does not know what his family are going to do without his hard earned financial input after he is gone, this would weigh heavily on any man's heart - all we are trying to do here is raise enough money to fund a funeral and leave a bit left over to pay basic essential bills like gas, electricity, council tax and rent for a few months until Tracey can return to work.

HELP THEM KEEP THEIR FAMILY HOME

This family have gone through more than enough, so I am trying to ask the crowd, can we help them? Can we make Dale's final time with his loved ones less worrying, and can we give them the confidence that they will at least still be able to keep their rented family home.

REST IN PEACE DALE ARMSTRONG RIP 2017

REST IN PEACE PAT ARMSTRONG 2014

REST IN PEACE GRANT ARMSTRONG 2011

[Deepest and most sincere condolences to the family]

❤️ Tracey & Sharna ❤️

❤️ Lesley & Jack ❤️