Weʼre raising £5,000 to raise as much as I can to give back to the charities that have supported me and my wife during her cancer treatment.
- Bovington Dorset
- 6 days to go
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Me and my wife Victoria were thrilled when a pregnancy test showed that we were expecting a baby to add to our family. The initial 12 weeks were challenging with Victoria not feeling the greatest and it seemed that it was going to be a long pregnancy. In October 2018 we went for the 12 week scan which revealed that my wife did not have a baby but a rare form of cancer that shows positive on a pregnancy test and causes a huge rise in your hormones. Victoria had an operation the following day to try and remove everything but sadly that was unsuccesful. Victoria started Chemotherapy that was administered at Charing Cross Hospital in London. The Chemotherapy has reduced her hormone levels back to normal and Victoria recieved her last cycle on the 22nd Mar 2019. We have now amazingly been given the all clear. During this tough time the support we have recieved has been humbling and amazing. The Army and charities supporting the Army have been amazing. From the day the diagnosis happened they have allowed me to work from home to enable me to look after Victoria and our baby Kaitlin. The welfare support we have recieved from them has been second to none and this support has made life so much easier. The Medical care we have recieved from Prof Seckl and his oncology team at Charing Cross has been exceptional. Our families have also been brilliant and our rocks during this hard time.
The words thank you truly do not sum up the appreciation we feel. I am in awe of Victorias positivity and strength during this so i have decided to do something challenging to raise as much money as I can.
On the 12 Oct 19 i will be cycling from John O’ Groats to Lands End via the cycle network. From Lands End i will cycle to Exeter and then finish with Four marathons finishing at the Armour Centre, Bovington. This challenge will be completed over two weeks.
I am doing this to raise money for :
Cancer Treatment and Research Trust Charing Cross Branch, SSAFA, The Kings Royal Hussars Regimental Association, The Household Cavalry Regimental Association, The Royal British Legion and the Bovington and Lulworth Welfare Fund.
All of these have made life so much easier during these tough times.
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Marc Johnston5 months ago
Me and Vicki can not thank you all enough for everything. Your donations kind words and support have kept me focused and motivated and not allowed to much self doubt to creep in. I know that when I’m finding this challenge hard my motivator will be Vickis bravery and mental resilience whilst going through diagnosis and treatment. I will keep you all updated throughout the challenge. Thanks for everything
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Nov 24, 2019
Well done Marc from Jo x
Nov 6, 2019
Well in mate
Oct 31, 2019
Trenchers Cafe @ Historic England, Swindon - Well done fantastic achievement
Oct 30, 2019
Congratulations MarcFrom Dawn
Oct 30, 2019
Well done Marc From June and Wendy (SW) xx
Oct 29, 2019
Well done, a huge achievement!
Oct 27, 2019
All the best son - from me and your brother!!!!
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