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On the 15th of June 2019 I will be attempting my longest run to date; 'The Wall'. The Wall is a gruelling 69 mile ( 111 km ) one day ultra marathon that follows in the footsteps of Britain’s Roman past, along Hadrian’s Wall from Carlisle Castle in Cumbria to Baltic Square in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
The reason I am doing this challenging long run is to raise funds to support teenagers and young adults with any form of cancer treatments on Ward 34 at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle, where my sister is currently being treated.
My sister Sarah is currently fighting cancer for the third time.
Sarah was diagnosed age 12 ( 2008 ) with acute lymphoid leukemia and after chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant she successfully recovered and went on to live the next 10 years of her life to the full.
In 2017 the cancer returned in the rare form of an AML brain tumour. So rare that Sarah required experimental treatment to aid her recovery.
In August this year the cancer returned for the third time in her brain, neck and lower back. She is currently undergoing treatment with more radiotherapy and chemotherapy. She also had a very scary visit to the critical care unit this October with life threatening pneumonia.
We are so lucky, here in the UK, to have the NHS with Sarah receiving some of the best treatment available at both the Royal Victoria Infirmary and Freeman hospitals.
I have seen first hand how difficult the journey of a cancer patient can be and hope that the money raised through this page will help make each treatment day as comfortable as possible within a positive modern environment. Funds will be providing equipment, entertainment technology and qualified visiting specialists. The fund will also help out patients by providing group activities, encouraging young cancer patients to live life to the full, socialise & live as normal life as possible.
It would be awesome if you could donate and share my page :)
Thanks for your support!
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