Story

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I felt privileged when Fliss called to ask me of I would do a special photo shoot for her whilst she was going through Chemo. I was stunned by her bravery and felt the pressure of how important this shoot truly was! 

We had a wonderful time doing the photos, we really did! Fliss totally embraced it and I think she even surprised herself with how relaxed and at ease she was in her own skin. It was liberating for both of us and I am so very proud of her. Please do show your support by sharing this album and helping Fliss raise awareness of breast cancer. She wrote some beautiful words and is a beautiful soul- Here they are...

"Dancing away like a loon at my friends wedding, a few too many glasses of fizz and boogieing on the dance floor with my husband till our feet hurt. Laughing - that's what we do a lot of. That was when I felt the lump. little did I know how much our lives would change from that day on. 

'Breast cancer', the dr said to me. Me? ME? I couldn't quite grasp the information. It happens to other people, not me. Suddenly my life was in someone else's hands and I wasn't in control of anything. Rather than enjoying my fun filled active life with my 1yr old and 4 yr old I was now spiralling out of control and into a life full of things that didn't seem to fit in with my life as I knew it. This 'thing' was quickly eating into 'my time'. 

Appointments, specialists, radiographers, biopsy's, needles (hundreds of needles!), results, constant supplies of pain killers, medication, pain, hair loss, tears, parking meters, temperature checking, immune boosting injections in my stomach, chemical tastes and smells, bloods, side effects, steady flow of well wishes. The list goes on ..

So 4 months on, 6 chemo's in and 1 left to go, surgery next month followed by 6 weeks of radiotherapy - I wanted to do something. Make others aware of their bodies and to check themselves. Make a statement and raise money for research into cancer. I struggled to come to terms with my hair loss and changes to my body so I joined forces with Looking Glass Photography to help raise awareness and hopefully some money for this cause. 

Please please check yourselves - it could save your life xx" 

Fliss xx

 

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A huge thank you to those that are following/donated to the page - your support really is much appreciated. I have my last round of chemotherapy tomorrow - yippee! Later today we, as a family are having our photo taken for an article that will be published in the Daily Mail! xx

26/02/14 01:50

Raising money for

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support

Charity Registration No. 261017

Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. We provide practical, medical, emotional and financial support and push for better cancer care. One in three of us will get cancer. Two million of us are living with it. We are all affected by cancer. We can all help. We are Macmillan.

Donations 83

Your amazing. Loved your video.

Donation by Mandy Love on 20/01/15

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Xxx

Donation by Kirsten, Thomas, Robert & Eilidh Ridsdil on 17/08/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Just read your inspiring story via the Macmillan FB page, as well as remembering your notice at our school to raise awareness, you are doing an amazing job x x

Donation by Jane Marshall on 16/07/14

£20.00

Best wishes Felicity - we met in Oncology today - what your doing is inspirational! Good luck with your recovery!

Donation by Anonymous on 19/05/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck, Felicity. And thank you for raising money for others at such a difficult time.

Donation by Chris and Clare on 13/05/14

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Am following your journey. Your courage and humour never fails to amaze me.

Donation by Vic's Mum on 11/05/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Felicity wishing you all the best Love from Jonathan & Family x

Donation by Jon Dorrington on 17/04/14

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Hi Fliss - this is the donation from my colleague Joanna Olsen. x

Donation by Joanna Olsen via Matt Hallett on 30/03/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Am inspired via your sister Nicki! Admire your courage. Hope all will be well.

Donation by ingrid wakefield on 25/03/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck with your surgery today, Steve and Mum in the next bed

Donation by Anonymous on 24/03/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck with your treatment xx

Donation by Anonymous on 23/03/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Xxxx

Donation by Katie on 23/03/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Words fail to describe how amazingly strong you are - love is your true medicine and Fliss my sweet you have that in mass abundance. Love you to the moon and back x x The Watsons x x

Donation by Anonymous on 22/03/14

£10.00

So proud of you xx lots of hugs xx

Donation by Ceri Beecher on 21/03/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

You are amazing, keep strong xx love you lots, Abby, Alice & Archie xxx

Donation by Anonymous on 20/03/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Fliss, You have dealt with having cancer in such an admirible way, and despite the times of fear and tears you have always come through smiling. Well done for sharing your story and raising awareness.

Donation by Vanessa (and family) xxx on 19/03/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

xxx

Donation by Rachel Hillman on 19/03/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

You wonderful, brave, gorgeous woman xx

Donation by Alexa Flynn on 19/03/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Fliss, you always have such fun with family and friends, even in the face of such a challenging time. You are truly inspiring and we wish you a full recovery. With love xx

Donation by Julie & James on 12/03/14

£20.00

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Well done, thank heavens for lucky accidents and destiny. I have my own story too which I will be putting on my FB page. Claires sister Em is my daughter in law !!

Donation by Carol macdonald on 10/03/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 06/03/14

£10.00

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Your journey has been unbelievably tough but you have remained strong and determined to beat this. You are amazing x

Donation by Pamela Watt on 05/03/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

All our good wishes to you Fliss, so brave. xxx

Donation by Diane & Ken on 05/03/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck and keep strong, you are an amazing lady xx

Donation by Mandy Hood on 05/03/14

£10.00

Donation by Anonymous on 03/03/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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  • * Online donations£1,701.61
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,701.61
  • Gift Aid£406.25

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