Weʼre raising £3,000 to help fund Non Hodgkins Lymphoma Trust in memory of Kieran Bowes. comfort fund for Tracey and Paul who are both battling with cancer.
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Last year on the ward I worked on, we nursed a young man Kieran Bowes. Kieran was a real character and was loved by many . He was an avid rugby fan and a keen enthusiastic player also. Kieran put up a mammoth fight against non Hodgkins Lymphoma but sadly lost the battle on Valentine's day 2016. He was one of the many patients who stole the hearts of ward staff and doctors alike.
My children were no strangers to my tears at this time, its impossible to remain professionally distanced all the time, in fact in 30 years i don't think i ever truly grasped that concept. This moved Annie my youngest daughter at 9 years of age to volunteer to have her hair cut for the Princess Trust. This charity makes wigs for youngsters going through chemotherapy. She also asked if I could get her sponsored for doing this to raise funds for research into all cancers as she became more aware of the devastation the disease can bring. So now my efforts begin.
There are few families that have not been touched!!
Later in the year a dear friend and colleague Tracey was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer and is presently going through her treatment.
Short time after this another dear friend Paul was diagnosed but to date has not started treatment as we are unable to source the primary, and tailor treatment.
Even though you are unable to work, bills and life continue to roll on past, leaving you in the chill of your reality.
Everything we do in the health service is bound by the constraints of budget!
I hope you will join me in my quest to raise funds for research for NHL, and for a comfort fund for Tracey and Paul.
Even though I have stated I would like to raise £3000, I happy for this to be a target and not a limit.
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Brigid Mc Ateer8 days ago
Brigid Mc Ateer
to date the page is a little slow but I've been given donations from people who i work with and have been supportive. Many thanks to those concerned. and to my friends in the Moy also who have been kind enough to share.
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Dec 2, 2016
Best of luck in your fundraising Annie & Brigid- for a very worthy cause xx
Dec 2, 2016
Nov 30, 2016
Best of luck Annie/Brigid for a worthy cause. Xx
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