Weʼre raising £1,500 to help accomplish ideas from Leah's bucket list and fulfil her lifelong dreams.
- Warwick University, Piazza
- Health and medical
- Time left
- 36 days to go
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Leah was diagnosed with hodgkin's lymphoma on September 2nd 2015 at the age of 25. Leah was of the unfortunate few who did not respond to treatment, to be exact she was in the 4-6% percentile that did not. After surgery, chemotherapy sessions and numerous treatments amazingly she was given the all clear on September 2nd 2016, exactly one year later.
I had the fortune of meeting Leah after working at a summer camp August 2016. After hearing about cancer patients and thinking how my dad was when he had cancer, I was expecting to see someone sad, maybe even depressed. For it to happen to someone so young I expected the worst in terms of how she would look and feel. But I was in for a shock.
I think the photo header sums it up more than my words even can. When I met Leah she had so much life, happiness and positivity. I couldn't believe that someone under her circumstances could act in such a way but there she was. Leah hadn't received the all clear when I first arrived, yet here she was, a happy, confident and positive person. I was so impressed by her it made me really think about everything I take for granted and the fortune of having a clean bill of health.
It's this reason that I want to help Leah anyway I can. So I have an event planned for next year in February (date to be confirmed). For 24 hours I'm going to sit on a spin bike and pedal, only to get off when I need to use the bathroom.
With this in mind I will also be setting myself challenges with each donation target beaten, these are as follows:
£500 - do the whole 24 hours in shorts.
£750 - wax my legs.
£1000 - dye my whole head blue; Leah's favourite colour.
£1500 - Shave my head; so I can look as cool as Leah did.
I want to raise anything to help Leah be able to complete something on her bucket list or multiple things. So that when she is able to travel in a years time, she has an adventure waiting for her.
Thank you for visiting my page, please donate.
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Jan 10, 2017
With love from Heather and Taylor xx
Jan 3, 2017
I hope she gets everything she wants, you're amazing for caring so much.
Jan 2, 2017
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Warwick University, Piazza
Hello, my name is Thomas Robinson and I study History and Politics at Warwick University. This year I worked at a summer camp and eventually ended up meeting Leah Rodio. Please take a minute to read why I'm raising money for her and please don't forget to donate. Thank you.