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Joanne Holmes

Walking all over Children's Cancer

We are walking 10,000 steps everyday for 6 weeks for Children with Cancer UK because our niece Caroline is fighting cancer

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Children with Cancer UK

At Children with Cancer UK we actively raise and invest money for vital specialist research to save the lives of every child with cancer and keep their family together. www.childrenwithcancer.org.uk

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This is our adorable niece Caroline Brown. She is 7 years old. Two months ago she was diagnosed with cancer. A tumour near her brain called Rhabdomyosarcoma. Already she has undergone four 3-day sessions of brutal chemotherapy, more terrifying medical procedures than I can count, and last week had 9 teeth removed. She has become our all-time number one super-hero, for life. During the last two nightmare months, her immense and infectious spirit has been unfathomable. She is braver and more courageous than anyone we've ever encountered. We've learnt so much from her in such a short space of time. This little lady is a TRUE FIGHTER, and quite simply, with no exaggeration, the most inspiring person we've met in our lives.

This week the (incredible) NHS are flying her and her amazing parents Lucy Brown (our awe-inspiring big sister) and Michael Brown out to Oklahoma for 6 weeks of urgent intensive daily radiotherapy treatment, and more chemo. To support Caroline, my big brother John Holmes, big sister Janey Whately, her husband Jon Whatley, and my boyfriend rob Whitehouse are going to ‘walk all over children's cancer’ every day for the 6 weeks she is undergoing radiotherapy in America. We are going to walk/run 10,000 steps (5 miles) a day (Jon and Janey are going to do 15,000 steps a day as they already walk a fair bit in their jobs as teachers, and thought it would be cheating a little bit!) to raise as much money as we possibly can for Children with Cancer.

To add to this nightmare of nursing her own child through this horrific disease, Lucy also lost her best friend 3 weeks ago to breast cancer. Please please support our family as much as you can in our head-on fight with cancer. And please let us know if you can join us in our challenge. The more people we can reach with this, the more money we can raise. Treatment (and 10,000 steps!) will be starting around the beginning of June, and will last for 6 weeks. 

Please keep Caroline in your thoughts and prayers to give her the best chance of beating this disgusting thing. 

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