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    Weʼve raised £10 to bring innovative cancer treatment to cancer patients by running the London Marathon on 22 April 2018.

    Cape Town, South Africa
    Funded on Sunday, 12th August 2018

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    Its not easy living with cancer.

    You never believe it is going to happen to you until your front door is beaten down by this pernicious monster and wreaks havoc in your personal space.

    Now its Your love, Your wife, Your mom, Your child or even you. Its not that “neighbour next door” or a “friend of a friend” or “some poor child in my daughters school” anymore.

    Now its the fight of your life for you to save your loved one.

    Having navigated my way through life with brain cancer for over a decade, it has become clear that one of the most powerful ways forward is clinical trials focusing on gene based targeted molecular therapy. Thus, I am determined to help raise awareness and much needed funds to get these critical trials launched and help save lives where standard care treatment of surgery, radiation, and chemo have failed.

    Clinical trials have given me the gift of extra time that I would not have otherwise have had. So with immense gratitude in my heart I need to pay it forward. Thus, I’m working with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston's Children's Hospital, major teaching hospitals of Harvard Medical School to get a critical trial in molecular therapy off the ground thereby allowing our generation to take one significant step closer to the cure. If patients like myself are able to buy more time, step by step, we will eventually find ourselves please G-d in a world that is cancer free.

    After been told that I would most likely not walk unassisted again following a complicated 10 hour brain surgery in 2010, I have challenged myself to do what would ordinarily have been the impossible with my condition - the full London marathon while currently on treatment. Having never done a full marathon before - let alone when I had full function of both my legs - I am hoping to get as much support as possible to push me across the finish line for a cause that I am willing to suffer for.

    100% of funds raised will go towards the hospital to launch this trial and establish working relationships and treatment availability between USA leading institutions and the Red Cross Children's Hospital.

    It costs £70 000 to launch this trial.

    With “Step By Step”, a project of the Rohan Bloom Foundation, I hope to secure your pledge for each step I take when running the London Marathon next Sunday. The marathon will take 52 400 steps to complete.

    Sponsor me £1 per km: £42

    Sponsor me £10 pounds per km: £420

    Sponsor me £20 pounds per km: £840

    Sponsor me £30 pounds per km: £1260

    Sponsor me £100 pounds per km: £4200

    Any donation big or small goes a long way to support me to the finish line and help save lives. Enter your personal amount in the donate box by pushing down on the arrow on the donate page.

    Rohan Bloom, Jaime Rose Whitesman this one is for you…

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        Apr 14, 2018

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      Lisa Heilbron

      Lisa Heilbron

      Cape Town, South Africa

      With Step By Step, a project of the Rohan Bloom Foundation, I hope to secure your pledge for each step I take when running the London Marathon. We can help save lives. It’s a race against time to find a cure for cancer. Together, we can do it. Step by Step. Lets win this race.

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