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£770raised of £10,000 target by 15 supporters

    Weʼve raised £770 to raise money for a mobile mammogram for Ghana, better treatments for cancer and also improved ways to live with this disease.

    Location
    Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
    Time left
    Funded on Monday, 5th December 2016

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    Story

    On September 1st, I’m going to climb the Mont Ventoux with the dutch 'Singing for your Life' team. This organisation put up 31 choirs for cancer patients and their families through Holland. Participants come together every week or two weeks to sing together which has direct effect upon body and spirit. I met them in May in Holland singing with 500 choir members in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. For me one day hard work and one month hard training. Nothing compared to the struggle of all these people I have met and have shared in common with, living with cancer and their loved ones caring of them.

    MY LIFE WITH CANCER
    On The 18th January, 2015 before my 48th birthday, after an appointment for a general smear test, I was made aware of some irregularities in the results and a second test was required. The consultant made sure the test results were given to me the same day and it was on 23rd of January, 2015, I found out I was in the early stages of ovarian cancer. In December, my Aunt was diagnosed with bowel cancer, the last of the 2 remaining females of my Mother s family of 5 females and 4 males. My mother and my 3 Aunts including my 2 uncles had died of some form of cancer before the age of 49 years. Usually approximately 2 weeks to a month before their 49th birthday. On the 26th of January, 2015, I decided to have a mammogram to exclude the chance of breast cancer, as the family history of breast cancer was very dominate. It was 2 days later, I received a call to return for a second scan and at this time I knew I had to have the strength  I needed to get through this as I felt the inevitable was about to happen. And sure enough, it was confirmed to me on the 2nd of February, 2015.
     "I am not my breast, I am Stephanie Benson, born Ann Shirley Akua Adjepong and I am and will be that same person for as long as I live and no one will ever bring me down or make me feel less of a person, irrespective of my body changes. I am whole in my heart and in my mind."


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    • Stephanie Benson

      Stephanie Benson

      2 months ago

      Stephanie Benson

      Hi Ken, thank you so much. It's very kind of you to remember. How are you? Hope I see you soon. My love to all and God bless you.

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    • Stephanie Benson

      Stephanie Benson

      2 months ago

      Stephanie Benson

      Frank darling, thank you so much. I'm sending you a huge kiss. 😘

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    • Stephanie Benson

      Stephanie Benson

      2 months ago

      Stephanie Benson

      Spencer, thank you so much. I'll let you know when I hit the target. Thank you so much. God bless x

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    Supporters

    15

    • ken heathcote

      ken heathcote

      Oct 10, 2016

      Sorry I am late in pledging this support You are and always will be an amazing woman with atremendous family behind you.You are a beautiful lady inside and out.Well done in climbing the mountain

      £100.00

    • Angelina

      Angelina

      Sep 20, 2016

      What a brilliant cause, well done. You are truly an inspiration to us all. I wish more of us will do what you've done. God bless and well done for beating the (C) disease. The Ellis Family.

      £100.00

    • Spencer - Ama's son from Canada

      Spencer - Ama's son from Canada

      Sep 12, 2016

      This is for a great cause...glad to be a part of it

      £20.00

    About the fundraiser
    Stephanie Benson

    Stephanie Benson

    Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom

    The decision to have a mastectomy and hysterectomy was an easy one. On the 16th of June 2016, I was cleared of cancer. I'm now devoted to raising money for more cancer research, better treatments and to improve the lives of others. My next challenge Mont Ventoux.

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