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Weʼre raising £10,000 to raising money for various causes who are helping me and others through this cancer journey

Leicester, United Kingdom
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August 2017 life for me took a sharp turn in the road, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. 30's were up until then the best years of my life, 33, good job, engaged to be married in 2018, buying the house of our dreams, the healthiest and fittest I've ever been, and to top it all great family and friends.

2 months have passed, I have undergone my first chemotherapy round and I have come to terms with what is ahead of me. I have another 15 rounds of chemo to go, then I will undergo surgery to remove what is left of the tumour, then radiotherapy. I hope to be out the other side come July 2018, just in time for my 34th birthday if everything goes to plan.

I have had incredible support around me which has given me so much strength. For a long time even before this I have worked with mindfulness teqniques, something I truly believe has helped me accept the path in which my life has now taken. I have had to deal so suddenly and make decisions on my life that never before did I believe I would have to make. One of the hardest things to accept as a young 33 year woman is fertility. I have no children but one day would love children, in 2 months I have had to get my head together and make decisions for my future after breast cancer, on top of this deal with the fact I have a life threatening and life changing illness. It hasn't been easy however the strength I have had in reserve has pulled me through. With mindfulness teqniques and positive forward thinking I have managed to tackle this head on, learnt to deal with each step at a time and allow myself to breathe.

This brings me to the reason for my just giving page. I am a forever optimist, I try not to dwell on the negatives and always attempt to be pro active in any challenge thrown my way,

I want to raise money to put back into such techniques as mindfulness, for others on the journey with me, to help them through, to give some light on the days which can be filled with darkness.

My breast cancer care team at the Bamford suite at Derby Nuffield Health were there day one of my diagnosis. They are amazing. The Bamford suite work on a donation bases. I want to raise money so that Julie, John and Rachel can build on the services they already provide such as mindfulness classes, providing support for people who are going through treatment currently or have been affected with breast cancer, providing support not just during treatment and surgery but after too. I can't tell you how it feels to pick up the phone and speak to the same people each time, to go into the Bamford suite and see the same faces they are such a huge part of my journey and others and I want to give something back to them.

A long side this I want to create a book "sharing your inspiration to others" I aim to contact others on this journey and those others who are on the other side. I wish to compile their letters and create a book of inspiration for them sending it back to each and everyone one who has helped to create the book with me. Something we can pick up and read when those darker days loom, or simply read when we want to feel strength in numbers full of positive vibes.

All donations will go directly to the Bamford suite and help me create the book so I can send it out to as many people going through this breast cancer journey. This is my way of giving something back, making me feel like there is some use to this horrible illness and giving me hope that strength in numbers will help others not feel alone.

I will also be doing some auctions over the period which have been kindly donated. There are a few charities I would like to support as since being diagnosed they have been there to help me. One of those being Trekstock. TREKSTOCK GETS YOUNG ADULTS IN THEIR 20S AND 30S MOVING AGAIN WHEN CANCER PUTS THEIR LIVES ON HOLD. https://www.trekstock.com/what-we-do

I share my story on my blog Working Girl Life I hope this reaches out to others too.

Thank you for taking the time to read my story

Sarah x x x

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  • Sarah Roberts4 months ago
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    4 months ago
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  • Sarah Roberts6 months ago
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    Sarah Roberts

    6 months ago

    Thank you guys soooooo much for the last auction for the BSB tickets and garage tour well done to simon hopewell for winning. We together raised an amazing £510. The next auction is for a pair of Jake dixon signed racing gloves. We have many more exciting auctions to come. By the way I have 6 chemo left..out of 16 I’m well over half way now guys ...good things to come I can just feel it Love to all Sarah xxx

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  • Sarah Roberts7 months ago
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    Sarah Roberts

    7 months ago

    Im Only over half way through my chemo ...WAYHAYYYY! I have only 11 left and soon will be into single figures! There's of course been low points but I am so very grateful that I am responding well to the treatment. Thank you to everyone supporting me on this journey. I started the first pilot course for the mindfulness course at the derby Nuffield Bamford suite last Friday. It was really great, the funding that I am raising will be going back to them so they continue to provide these courses, supporting myself and others thank you xxx

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Page last updated on: 8/8/2018 8:56 PM

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270

  • nicola Stratford

    nicola Stratford

    Aug 8, 2018

    Proud to support you & this amazing cause xx

    £50.00

  • Hazel Reid

    Hazel Reid

    Jul 30, 2018

    £20.00

  • adrian wilson

    adrian wilson

    Jul 24, 2018

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 18, 2018

    £30.00

  • Jade Broderick

    Jade Broderick

    May 13, 2018

    Good luck Sarah on your journey and how amazing what you are doing while going through this. I'm glad you have support. I'm hearing of more young people going through this. ❤

    £5.00

  • Lucy Davis

    Lucy Davis

    Apr 17, 2018

    £10.00

  • janet davies

    janet davies

    Apr 17, 2018

    Great cause! Good luck Sarah. X

    £5.00

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Sarah Roberts

Sarah Roberts

Leicester, United Kingdom

August 2017 my life changed overnight, I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer, a young fit and healthy 33 year old, with no family history, my life changed in that moment. I want to give something back to the people who are making me better.

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