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Father-of-one living with terminal brain cancer as family desperate to raise treatment funds to give him more time with son


The twin brother of a West London father-of-one has raised over £150,00 for potentially life-saving cancer treatment.

Anoop Sumal, 36, has been raising money online to fund expensive treatment to prolong the life of his twin brother Aman, who is suffering from terminal brain cancer.

The family hopes the treatment will allow Aman to live long enough to see his son grow up.

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Aman and his twin brother, Anoop

Aman, who was raised in Hounslow, was diagnosed with a Grade 4 Glioblastoma after collapsing at work in August last year.

When his mum picked him up in the car, Aman had a seizure, after which an ambulance came and took him to hospital. At the time, his family were unable to accompany him due to Covid restrictions.

The type of cancer Aman was diagnosed with is described as “one of the most aggressive cancers with an average survival rate of only 12-14 months.”

With the money from online crowdfunding, he will receive pembrolizumab, an infusion treatment that increases your immune system’s ability to attack tumour cells, as well as a £40,000 vaccine to accompany the treatment.

Aman’s sight, strength, hearing, and short term memory have been affected by his condition – and managing his symptoms has taken “a huge toll” on the family.

Anoop told MyLondon the family is “overwhelmed with the donations” but are still in “fire-fighting mode” after a tough year.

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Aman with his wife, Jas

Tony Sumal, 50, cousin to the twins, described Anoop as “the Rocky Balboa of brothers.”

“He gets knocked down and gets right back up. it’s commendable,” he said.

“He has been the focal point for pretty much everything, speaking to specialists and oncologists, getting an understanding of his tumour.

“He knew the detail down to a granular level. They’ve got a connection that the average person wouldn’t understand.”

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Aman hopes to have more time to see his son grow up

Aman worked for a building company as a civil engineer, working on projects such as the Heathrow expansion and the HS2.

“He was just a normal football-loving guy who loved his family,” said Tony.

“I t would mean so much to have him see his own son grow up. To get to the point where at least his son can remember his dad.”

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The treatment will cost £10,000 a month, but the family hopes it will give Aman more time with his son, Rajan, and his wife, Jas, with whom he recently celebrated his seventh wedding anniversary.

So far, Anoop’s GoFundMe has raised over £157,000, surpassing the goal of £150,000 after only a few days.

“We had a good weekend because of the GoFundMe and we’ve been absolutely overwhelmed with the generosity,” said Tony.

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