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Weʼre raising £2,000 to Sunrise Centre, Treliske Hospital , Cornwall.

Cornwall, United Kingdom

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Myself and Nikki moved from London to Cornwall in 2015 , we were very excited as Nikki got a new job as a deputy headteacher in a local school, everything was great. In the summer of 2016 Nikki started to complain that her back ached , however at the time she was trying to get fitter and was excersing , then in October 2016 Nikki found a lump in her breast , she went to the doctors and was referred to the breast clinic at Treliske hospital in Truro. On 18th October Nikki was informed after various tests that she had breast cancer, three days later she collapsed at home with severe back pain, after further scans she was informed that she had stage 4 breast cancer and it had spread into her back . Nikki can't be cured but we're hoping that the cancer will become stable , she has had radiotherapy on her back which has allowed her to walk again, and is now on a trail drug that has just been approved for use by the NHS.

I have decided that I would like to raise some funds for the sunrise centre here in Truro , I'm now Nikki's full time carer and need to be at home to look after her , so I'm going to row around GB on an Ergo rowing machine in our garage , its only about 2700 km give or take ! so if you can spare any cash it would be appreciated , cancer effects us all in some shape or form and I just want to give something back to our local hospital for being there ! Thank you.

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  • Sally Giles8 days ago
    Sally Giles

    Sally Giles

    8 days ago

    Well I’ve now passed the 500km point and still heading North . Nikki is getting stronger and stronger every week and her hair is now coming back, in fact she’ll be needing a haircut soon ! Thank you for all your support with the row , all funds raised with be going to the Sunrise centre at Treliske Hospital here in Truro .

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  • Sally Giles21 days ago
    Sally Giles

    Sally Giles

    21 days ago

    Nikki has now been home from hospital for 5 weeks and life is returning to some sort of normality......Nikki has been given 2 months break from hospital and we return back in September . As a full time career for Nikki I’ve been busy ...but I’m now back on track and have started my voyage again , so keep your eyes peeled for my updates and venture. I’ve also started giving blood again as I feel the need to pay back after Nikki received lots of blood products during her AML treatment ....thank you to all blood donors .

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  • Sally Giles4 months ago
    Sally Giles

    Sally Giles

    4 months ago

    Ok I’m off again, seeing Nikki back in hospital and suffering from terrible sickness from the chemo how could I not start up again? , rowing around GB on an ergo is easy compared to Nikki’s challenge . Will keep you updated on my progress .

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8 months ago

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Page last updated on: 8/6/2018 7:57 PM

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51

  • Jaana Siik

    Jaana Siik

    Aug 6, 2018

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 1, 2018

    You’re doing swell,keep up the brilliant row watching your progress with amusement at the people you meet xxx

  • Peter Evans

    Peter Evans

    Jul 31, 2018

    All that rowing AND swimming too!! Good luck!

    £50.00

  • The boys

    The boys

    Jul 24, 2018

    Sail like the wind!

    £50.00

  • Linda Whittaker

    Linda Whittaker

    May 31, 2018

    For you both & everyone affected by cancer.... go for it Sally, awesome! X

    £10.00

  • Maxine Hayes

    Maxine Hayes

    Apr 15, 2018

    Keep going Sal! Your 100’s of supporters are with you in spirit! X

    £10.00

  • Nat Phillips

    Nat Phillips

    Mar 26, 2018

    Proud of you! What a great initiative!! xx

    £80.00

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Sally Giles

Sally Giles

Cornwall, United Kingdom

Full time carer for partner with stage 4 cancer and acute myeloid leukaemia.

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