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Aidan McCafferty

Aidan's Kilamanjaro Climb

Climbing Mount Kilamanjaro in Tanzania Africa for Beatson Cancer Charity because I was diagnosed with Testicular Cancer

458 %
£4,589.29
raised of £1,000 target
by 125 supporters

Beatson Cancer Charity

We provide patient/family support services to enhance cancer treatments and outcomes

Charity Registration No. SC044442

Story

The story so far goes.....

I was in Marseille, France on exchange when French doctors detected a lump and noticed that something was wrong. After sending me to get bloods taken and an ultra sound it became apparent that cancer was a possibility. I was then told to come home to receive further treatment, not something you want to hear when you're having the time of your life.

Once I arrived back to Scotland at the start of December, everything was dealt with extremely quickly after Testicular cancer was confirmed, much to mine and my families relief. On Christmas eve, about 3 weeks after the operation, we were all told that I should make a full recovery and that the chances that this cancer had spread were 1 in 10, so I would be monitored for the next few weeks to see if certain tumour markers in my blood had decreased. 

This is when I was referred to the The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre in Glasgow, and week by week the tumour markers slowly began to decrease. And after my 5th visit my tumour markers were back down to normal levels and once again I was back to my usual self. However I will be getting monitored for the next 10 years at The Beatson and it is because of this and the great work that they do, in providing support and advice for those battling with cancer, that I have decided to raise money for this charity.

So what could I do for charity, and to raise awareness about testicular cancer? Many things were suggested, none of which really took my fancy, and after experiencing just how fragile life can be I wanted to do something that made me feel well and truly alive...... and so climbing the worlds tallest free standing mountain seemed like the logical answer to that.

So on the 26th of December 2016 I will leave for Tanzania and should be on the summit of Kilamanjaro for the 1st January 2017. Thats if I can shift a few pounds and start using the stairs at uni first.

I am funding all of this expedition on my own and everything you donate goes straight to the Beatson Cancer Care Charity so please give what you can it would be very much appreciated by me and of course by the wonderful people who work for this amazing charity.

Stay tuned to this page and of course Facebook for all the updates in training and fundraising events that I will be doing before the big event 

Thank you all once again, and lets show Kilamanjaro who's boss.... 




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