Weʼve raised £670 to sponsor my 650km walk from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela, to help funding a cancer charity in Portugal.
- Lisbon, Portugal
- Funded on Wednesday, 21st November 2018
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My little sister found out she had an invasive breast cancer in September 2017. Her daughter turned 1 year old just a week after this. After the diagnostic, she went through all the pain and grief of difficult treatments, the emotional and psychologic weight of living with such a terrible illness, and the loss of her breast.
These were months and months of plain agony and worry for me too, as I tried to manage my own family in France, and support my sister as much as I could in Holland. On the day of her operation, I decided I had to do something to turn such an awful moment of our lives, into something good. And what better way to do that, than to support others who go through similar battles.
On August 11th I will be starting walking The Portuguese Way, from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela. This will be a moment for me to reflect and overcome the difficult months that I went through, watching my sister so sick, but especially to raise funds to help other women, who like my sister, are battling cancer.
I will be walking over 650km, by myself, and hope that this adventure will inspire others to believe that love heals everything, and even the worse moments of our lives, can be turned into triumphs when we take the time to help others.
- 1 year ago
Sofia Vieira1 year ago
Thank you "Jelly" for the kind donation and the support. See you very soon! Big hugs!
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Sep 13, 2018
Well, I'm a bit late but still happy to have kept up with your adventures. Love to your family!
Guido et Céline
Sep 11, 2018
Sep 5, 2018
Good luck on the rest of the walk. I would love to do something like this one day.
Aug 28, 2018
Aug 23, 2018
Have a nice little stroll 👌love from all of us 👍👍
Aug 16, 2018
Best of luck, I think that this is an amazing thing to do for your sister. One of my best friends had breast cancer and is living proof you can come out the other side.
Christophe Di Bartolo
Aug 15, 2018
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