Weʼre raising £10,000 to Fund Care for Cristina in her Fight Against Cancer
- Sydenham, London
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For anyone who has had the pleasure to meet Cristina, upon first glance you wouldn’t have a clue about the challenges she has had to face over the last six years, greeting everyone she meets with her infectious smile and warmth that very few people possess.
She truly is one in a million, living angel, and we hope that after reading this story you might start to understand why she needs us right now more than ever and we endeavour to what we can to support her as she continues with her daily struggle to overcome this life threatening disease.
Cristina was first diagnosed with Metastatic Myxoid Liposarcoma in 2013, after a prolonged period of treatment including radiotherapy and six cycles of chemotherapy, she underwent a surgical resection.
Whilst this treatment was seemingly successful, two years later Cristina started to suffer from excruciating pain in her pelvis from what seemed to be caused by severe sciatica. Upon further investigation it became apparent that the cancer had returned.
In April 2016 Cristina stayed strong and completed a further seven gruelling cycles of chemotherapy and radiotherapy which once again on completion, seemed to produce positive results. Alas in April of last year once again the cancer returned, but this time stronger and more aggressive than ever before.
Having undergone a series of radiotherapy in the past her body would not be able to cope with any more radiation ruling out this form of treatment. Having done everything possible to seek out and trial new and experimental treatments the cancer is unresponsive and continues to grow at an aggressive rate meaning that surgery is no longer a viable option.
Through it all, Cristina maintains a positive outlook and keeps on smiling, her strength is truly something to be admired, to this day she pushes past the pain to continue to work when she is able.
Having worked in hospitality all her life, Cristina loves people! Making people happy is what she lives for and this is what keeps her going. She will not give up, she will fight until she can fight no longer and as you will see from her story, this fight has been a marathon already.
As Cristina battles on in her fight to beat cancer, as her health deteriorates and the options available in terms treatment are increasingly limited and with that ever more expensive.
It is time for her closest friends to join the battle, to show her what we can do for her, to show our strength and love for her by setting challenges of our own with the ambition of raising as much money as possible so that we can make a difference to her quality of life in this continuing battle.
This is not just about one race, one challenge or fundraising effort. We aim to continue to challenge ourselves to raise what we can, however we can and all the while knowing that whatever physical challenges we put ourselves through in pursuit of fundraising, they all pale in comparison to the life this beautiful human being has led for the last six years.
So please, give all you can to support this most deserving of causes. Make a difference to this amazing woman’s life and help us to help her in enjoying the time we have left together.
We will be keeping the list below updated with all of the fundraising activity that we are doing in support of Cristina over the coming months. Please see below our list of current challenges, as well as donating, we would love it if you can come along in person to support on the sidelines!
ASICS LONDON 10K 2019
Having never run for more than the bus, Milena, Jack, Kuba & Chris will be setting themselves the challenge of completing the Asics London 10k on July 21st.
IRONMAN AUSTRIA 2019
Chris will be racing Ironman Austria in support of raising funds for Cristina.
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Jun 16, 2019
Get well and stay as cheerful as always! ;)
Jun 14, 2019
I wish her speedy recovery 💕
Jun 14, 2019
Jun 9, 2019
Good luck with your run Gorgeous xx
Jun 9, 2019
Jun 6, 2019
Sending all our love to an amazing sweet and smiley woman. You are an example of strength for everyone one that know you! Con amor, Chiarita y Juanito
Jun 5, 2019
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Having never run for more than the bus, myself, Jack & Kuba will be setting themselves the challenge of completing the Asics London 10k on July 21st. Chris will be racing Ironman Austria in support of raising funds for Cristina.