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Weʼre raising £1,000 to support a brave young girl!

Wakefield, UK
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Paris, who is the nine year old daughter of a very close family friend, was diagnosed in August 2018 with Synovial Sarcoma which is a rare form of tissue cancer.

As you can imagine, Paris and her family's lives have been turned upside down by this news. Cancer is commonly associated with adults not children and so it has been such a shock to everyone.

I'm running the Yorkshire Marathon on Sunday 14th October 2018 and I thought it would be an excellent opportunity to fund raise for Paris. In these types of situations, you feel incredibly helpless and so to help Paris and her family financially would be brilliant.

Paris is currently undergoing chemotherapy but the next step is unclear at this stage. The consultants have suggested proton therapy in America or Germany or possibly amputating Paris' arm.

Although we remain extremely positive, this will be life changing. As the treatment is unknown at the moment, we are unsure what the money raised will go towards but one thing is for sure, it would be of great support.

Paris is beautiful inside and out... Her smile can light up a room! She is kind, caring and one of life's joys! If you could donate to Paris, it would be very much appreciated. When possible, I will update this page with Paris' progress.

Thank you for your fantastic support.

Update on 30/08/18

After two sessions of chemotherapy, the consultants decided to stop the treatment. Sadly, it was not effective as the cancer had grown. Due to the complexity of the cancer and the area in which it is in, they have said that the only option would be to amputate Paris’ arm.

Paris’ family have been preparing her for the operation over the past few weeks. When Helen, Paris’ Mum, shared this news with us, she said that Paris cried for a few minutes and then asked to do a climbing wall because it would be something which she wouldn’t be able to do soon. This sentence alone proves how incredibly brave Paris is and what an amazing attitude she has to such a life changing situation.

Thank you for your wonderful support so far - We have been left speechless by your generosity! As you will see, we have raised our target from £200 to £1,000 which is absolutely brilliant!

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  • Paul Kirk3 days ago
    Paul Kirk

    Paul Kirk

    3 days ago

    We're pleased to announce that Paul completed the Yorkshire Marathon yesterday in 3 hours and 50 minutes and he came 9th in his age category (MV60). The picture of Paris on his running top kept him going throughout the 26 mile race! Well done Paul - You've done brilliantly! Your family and friends are so proud of you! What a wonderful thing to do for Paris!

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  • Paul Kirk13 days ago
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    Paul Kirk

    13 days ago

    With just over a week to go before my marathon, I went to see Paris for inspiration! Paris had her arm amputated on 24th September - The operation went well and she's doing brilliantly! After this life changing operation, she's still smiling... What an incredible little girl!

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  • Paul Kirk23 days ago
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    Paul Kirk

    23 days ago

    ** OFFLINE DONATION OF £590 ** A massive thank you to Stuart Proctor and David Bardwell - They ran the Sheffield 10K on Sunday 23rd September to raise money for Paris! Don’t they look gorgeous in their outfits! Also, a special thank you to Lindsay Bardwell and Toby Radford who have been a great support to this cause!

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Page last updated on: 10/16/2018 1:46 PM

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43

  • Matt

    Matt

    Oct 16, 2018

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Oct 16, 2018

    A little something to try and ease the burden on a brave young girl and her family.

    £100.00

  • Amy Caine

    Amy Caine

    Oct 15, 2018

    Amazing achievement in the marathon, sending our best wishes to Paris and her family, what a brave little girl.

    £20.00

  • Auntie Mary

    Auntie Mary

    Oct 13, 2018

    So kind for doing this for Paris

    £10.00

  • Gerry M

    Gerry M

    Oct 11, 2018

    Doing a good job best of luck for Sunday

    £20.00

  • Fiona

    Fiona

    Oct 8, 2018

    Good luck for Sunday Uncle Paul you will smash it! Sending best wishes to Paris x

    £5.00

  • Zoe and Kieron

    Zoe and Kieron

    Oct 8, 2018

    All the best Uncle Paul for your run on Sunday you will be brilliant. Sending best wishes to Paris a truly amazing little girl

    £10.00

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Paul Kirk

Paul Kirk

Wakefield, UK

I have been fund raising for many years for numerous charities and causes but when I heard about Paris' condition, it effected me deeply and wanted to use my marathon to raise money for such a good cause. The pain from my run will be nothing like what Paris is going through!

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